Ford dealer program tests Web site

Sawyers, Arlena
December 2000
Automotive News;12/11/2000, Vol. 75 Issue 5907, p6
Trade Publication
Reports on the testing of a used-car online auction site by automobile dealers in one region of Ford Motor Co.'s Dealer Development program to determine whether the site can be used in other places. Capital City Ford's testing of Driveitaway.com in Ford's region in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Site to offer help to dealers in selling more used vehicles.


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