Roadster Expands Car Buying Service
Roadster is now expanding their service by offering it through participating dealers, called Express Storefront. The first two dealers testing the service are Toyota of Marin and Toyota of Sunnyvale, but many more are expected in the coming months.
The great thing about dealers using this service is that you can now see their lowest negotiated price on every single new car in stock (as well as used inventory). No need to call or email the dealerships for pricing, it's all available online, updated as market conditions change.
Another benefit is the ability to review service plans and other options from the comfort of your home - no more spending hours at a dealership. The vehicle you purchase online can be delivered to your home.
I know most of you don't reside near Northern California (where these initial dealers are located), but I really like the Roadster service and want to keep you guys updated on their progress.
If you do end up using the Roadster service, I'd like to hear about your experience.
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