And we have a winner.
The dealers, through political patronage, are fighting tooth and nail to prevent this model for the very reason that it will dramatically cut into their post-sales revenue stream.
There is absolutely no reason for dealers to exist anymore. Just allow the car manufacturers to have showrooms and sell/maintain vehicles without the middleman.
Surely, those smarmy sales guys can get jobs working for EMC, Cisco, Oracle or somesuch.