Let’s Rate the 60-Minute Car Deal, from Wards Auto.
Most people want a quality dealer relationship more than an express purchase, says DealerRater CEO Gary Tucker.
Are 1-hour car deals do-able? That’s a discussion topic in an age when vehicle shoppers, especially young ones, are keenly sensitive to time spent at a dealership.
Hypotheticals aside, the current reality is this: In rare cases, car buyers can get in and out in an hour. That’s if everything is aligned just right, including quick price agreeing, pre-approved financing and no trade-in valuation squabbling.
An express deal like that requires customers doing a lot of front-end work online and is premised on a dealership’s website offering advanced-technology features such as online financing and trade-in appraisals.