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GM's Online Used-Car Purchasing Site Goes Live

February 10, 2016

General Motors has launched its Factory Pre-Owned Collection portal to offer used Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles to online buyers.

The automaker is the first to open up its remarketing channel to consumers through an online portal, which will take advantage of the OEM's Shop Click Drive car-buying service. The site will contain more than 30,000 used cars with less than 37,000 miles on the odometer, including company-owned, off-lease and daily rental vehicles. 

Buyers have online access to over 40,000 GM vehicles, which have fewer than 37,000 miles. They include an extended factory bumper-to-bumper limited warranty.

The service offers features such as a three-day or 150-mile exchange program, a three-month trial of the OnStar Guidance Plan and the Sirius/XM Satellite Radio all-access package and more. Vehicles will also come with roadside assistance and courtesy transportation during the warranty period.

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  1. 1. ralph jones [ February 10, 2016 @ 12:00PM ]

    Trying to sell their lease cars direct, I can hear the factory white collar DH now, how did you get my number? What a joke, dealers should really want to certify cars now. Keep selling those cheap leases, keep production up, to hell with sustainability. Stuff like this just shows how close we are to a "reset".

  2. 2. Scott [ February 11, 2016 @ 01:26PM ]

    How are these vehicles going to be transacted? How are they being paid for? Where does the customer pick them up? Who services these cars prior to delivery? Who handles the customer complaints? This sounds like a whole can of worms that will somehow finds it's explosion inside the GM dealerships.

  3. 3. Sheldon Wolff [ February 20, 2016 @ 07:31PM ]

    Every industry is changing because one can get anything they want on that little electronic device on your hip, or back pocket. I wonder if tesler is going to be using this direct to the consumer back door approach in his defense selling direct to consumers in the states where he has not been able to. One thing I learned many years ago,,,,, you don't sell your customer and then sell to your customers customer. This is going to be an interesting process to watch. Are dealerships eventually going to be service shops only, will all vehicles be delivered to a consumers front door by a drone? Has this concept come around because of the greedy high pressure boiler plate sales floor dealerships that consumers hate? Will others follow? Is this marketing system become the norm? Is it because many local family owned single or dual dealerships have been swallowed by larger conglomerates? Or do the analysts see how places like car max, buy Ryder , and Texas direct which just got bought market and move inventory? Time will tell, just fasten your seat belts folks!

 

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