TITLE

Automakers steer clear of dot-com services

AUTHOR(S)
Cantwell, Julie
PUB. DATE
May 2000
SOURCE
Automotive News;5/1/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5872, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on efforts of automobile manufacturers to protect their brands as dot-com companies invade their dealers' selling space. Manufacturers' refusal to do business with online lead providers such as Autobytel.com and Greenlight.com; Dot-com lead providers and brokers' efforts to partner with automakers to expand their market visibility.
ACCESSION #
3072873

 

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