We remember car dealerships of the past as high-income family or local businesses that supported community schools and clubs. Now we think of dealerships as a new level of hell. What if you could sidestep the whole system?
It's hard to say if car dealerships are, on the whole, vortices of consumer woe. Stories of dealerships possibly trashing customer cars or screwing people out of a good deal are a lot more memorable and popular than the simple, straightforward transactions that put money in the pockets of local businesses.