Car-buying in the coronavirus era is moving online, but traditional dealerships aren’t going away any time soon
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The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered car dealers’ showrooms nationwide and compelled automakers and dealerships to pursue online transactions.
The auto industry has experimented with no-dealership deals for years, but progress has been halting, even as some digitally savvy consumers ask why they can’t buy cars the same way they buy many other things.
Some consumers have discovered that an all-digital transaction is not only possible, but preferable.
But Jeremy Anspach, CEO of PureCars, an information resource for dealers, said that the traditional dealership model isn’t going to be wiped out by COVID-19, but it might be modified.
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Jeffery Cecchini is no stranger to buying and leasing cars.
The Oregon native has done, by his own account, 12 deals in 12 years. He is, in