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Car dealerships short on cars, going big on prices

Dec 17, 2021
A dealer in the Los Angeles area describes bidding wars for the few vehicles that are on the lot.
Theo Ebert, right, and Lee Dibble stand on the empty new car lot at Vista Ford Lincoln in Woodland Hills.
Benjamin Gottlieb

Car 'vending machine' built to save on delivery costs

Dec 4, 2015
Carvana official says retail location in Nashville is more than a gimmick.

Tesla challenge to dealers goes beyond electric cars

Jun 8, 2015
A weakening of state franchise laws could open car dealerships to consolidation.

Tesla: we're not car dealerships

Jun 6, 2014
Tesla says its New Jersey showrooms aren't a threat to car dealerships.

Tesla asks: What's the point of car dealers?

Jul 3, 2013
Tesla wants to cut out the middleman and sell directly to consumers. But most states require car makers to sell through a dealer.