A New Paradigm for the Auto Industry

I was just discussing the merits of what is essentially a “just-in-time” delivery system for the iTunes App Store.  My question:  “Why can’t you do the same thing with the auto industry?”

Here’s my proposal:

– Dismantle all the dealerships

– Order your vehicle on-line.  Completely customizable.  Vehicle is delivered TO YOUR DOOR within 30 days of order/funding.

– Vehicle is fully refundable within 15 days of purchase (some restrictions apply)

– Hertz/Avis/etc provide an outlet for the manufacturers for people to test-drive the vehicles

– Independent mechanics are certified by manufacturers on an annual basis to service vehicles

– Parts purchasing is entirely on-line