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Thread: Tesla!!!1 (Was: Tesla Sales banned in NJ.)

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    I don't know if you'd be able to license it and drive it on public roads then...

    Similar to "off road only" vehicles.

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    New Jersey is the third US state to ban car manufacturers from selling directly to customers
    You can never have too many middle-men.

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    I wish manufacturers on a whole would sell directly to customers as an option. Build a car online, order it, pick a delivery date, boom.

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    Doesn't Best Buy sell the Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle? I remember reading somewhere that theywere going to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason View Post
    I wish manufacturers on a whole would sell directly to customers as an option. Build a car online, order it, pick a delivery date, boom.
    I seem to recall someone talking about doing just that... Scion maybe? I'm betting NJ shut 'em down!

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    What's the situation in other countries? Do they all use dealers too, or do manufacturers sell directly some places?

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    Mixed model in Aus. Some manufacturers sell directly but this is usually through a fully owned dealership. BRZ was an interesting one, this is only sold via the web as Subaru didn't want them in dealerships.

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    Huh? What's the reason for Subaru to exclude the BRZ from showing up in their dealerships over there?

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    Very limited stock was probably the main reason.
    There was a 6 month waiting list.

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    Nah, it was more ~12 years of having an exclusively AWD line-up being the centrepoint of their marketing and then having a RWD lob up and not knowing what to do with it. It was a bit bizarre to be honest and Toyota were taking orders and delivering cars before subaru even confirmed that they would sell the BRZ in Aus.

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