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I wonder when this will start and if it is for Canada as well as the US and what does this mean for the reservation I have with my dealer?

Overall I think it is a great idea, but I do like the initial walk through with the salesman to quickly get you caught up on a lot of little things to know initially. I also like discussing with the dealer some of the options.
 

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For sure they still need to have demo models at the dealers to experience it in person. Then, if you want to place an order there at the dealership, great, if not you can place it yourself online where you can take your time to explore the trims, options, etc. in detail. And you’ll have to specify a dealership to place the order through so you can pick up your car, and they still get their cut.
 

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What's the one thing car buyers enjoy the most about the process? Dealing with the dealer paperwork, the rust proofing and nitrogen filled tires up-sell pitches, the pressure tactics. lol

The more of that I can avoid, the better. Yes, having a test drive car is still a great idea, this does not eliminate that. The dealer still gets their cut for test drives, car prep and pickup.

The new digital sales platform is currently live for the Bolt, according to the Detroit Free Press, and should expand next to the Cadillac Lyriq in 2023. So far, there are three centers. Two of the EV regional fulfillment centers are in California and one in the southeast.

Dealers should be happy not having to hold a large inventory on the lot, just ship in as needed for a sale. No need to sweep snow off a bunch of cars or keep them washed. Fewer repairs for lot dents.

Does the dealer still need to buy an allotment of 20 cars (or whatever)? Seems like GM would want to keep that arrangement rather than a "buy a car as needed" approach.
 
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