With car dealerships now fully open, we can go back to the traditional way of buying a new car. For a lot of people that’s showroom shopping on a Saturday morning, haggling over a set of mud-flaps and drinking a free cup of lukewarm coffee, writes James Batchelor.
It’s a process we’ve been happy to subject ourselves to for decades. It may not always be pleasant, but it’s a practice that largely works, for the car dealer as well as the customer.
However, lockdown has made us a nation of online shoppers. From book deliveries to takeaway food, Brits have dined out on the services of delivery drivers and rarely ventured beyond their doorsteps. So, could we now become a nation of online new car buyers, too?
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