There’s a new technology available in the world of car buying that sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. Carvana was founded in 2013 as a new way to purchase a car—the process is 100% online and offers two ways to receive your car once it’s purchased: delivery or pickup from a vending machine.
Yes, that’s right… a car vending machine.
There are currently two fully-automated, five-story vending machine for dispensing cars being tested. One is in Atlanta, Georgia and the other is outside of Nashville, Tennessee. And yes, it is coin-operated.
In order to pick up their purchased vehicle, Carvana supplies customers with a giant personalized coin that is placed in a slot, which then launches a robot arm to fetch the correct car. The car is passed between robotic arms (resembling the moonwalk) as it travels through the vending machine, until it’s parked in a bay. Customers can then be given a tour of their car’s features or take a test drive.
Carvana doesn’t know yet if only locals will take advantage of playing with the car vending machine or if people would be willing to travel to experience it; however, they’re offering $200 for airfare for those who are willing to travel.
Who knows if buying a car online will pick up in popularity. Call us old school, but here at Bryant Motors we think there is no substitution for talking to a real person face-to-face about buying a car and test driving the vehicle of your dreams.
If you’d prefer to experience a hassle free car shopping experience with professionals who truly care about you and your family’s transportation needs, then come pay us a visit. Our dealership, conveniently located in Sedalia, Missouri, is well stocked with the all the latest new and pre-owned vehicles from Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, RAM and other manufacturers.
Contact us today to schedule a test drive, ask about our inventory, get preapproved and more.