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Amazon motors into auto listings, but only for research

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Using Amazon Vehicles, it is possible to search for specific vehicles, or to browse by year, make, model, customer rating, fuel efficiency and towing capacity
Using Amazon Vehicles, it is possible to search for specific vehicles, or to browse by year, make, model, customer rating, fuel efficiency and towing capacity
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Using Amazon Vehicles, it is possible to search for specific vehicles, or to browse by year, make, model, customer rating, fuel efficiency and towing capacity
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Using Amazon Vehicles, it is possible to search for specific vehicles, or to browse by year, make, model, customer rating, fuel efficiency and towing capacity

Amazon can be useful for researching products, even if you don't end up buying them there. That, ostensibly, is the point of Amazon Vehicles, a new place to research vehicles and to draw upon the knowledge of its community.

There's already an Amazon store-front for selling vehicle parts and accessories, called Amazon Automotive, and the company describes Amazon Vehicles as an extension of that. At the moment, the platform is being positioned only as a car research destination and automotive community.

"Our goal is to support customers during one of the most important, research-intensive purchases in their lives by helping them make informed decisions every step of the way," says director of automotive at Amazon, Adam Goetsch. "Amazon Vehicles is a great resource for customers who are interested in car information or looking for a broad selection of parts and accessories – all enhanced by the ability to tap into the knowledge, opinions, and experiences of other car owners within the Amazon customer community."

Amazon Vehicles makes it possible to search for specific vehicles, or to browse and filter results by things like year, make, model, customer rating, fuel efficiency and towing capacity. Product listings include specifications, images and videos of vehicles.

As with Amazon product listings, it's possible to view customer reviews, which can include reviewer-uploaded images and videos, and for users to submit their own reviews, images and videos. Users can also ask questions about vehicles for other community members to answer, or provide answers to questions that other people have asked.

Source: Amazon

4 comments
4 comments
Cuckoo
Yeeeeaaahhh, only for research. Of course, Amazon are known for their altruistic motivations and have no intention of selling cars in the future. Too big to tax, too big to be considered a monopoly.
YuraG
My bet is Amazon will start selling cars soon. Where Tesla has been a pioneer and icebreaker, Amazon is going to make real money.
mramosc
Oh that would be great! Please Amazon, start selling cars. I'm in the market to buy a new car, and the very thought of having to go to a dealer makes me just want to stay home; always trying to sell you whatever they got in their lot, with a ton of options that I don't want, with a price higher than MSRP, with going back and forth to talk to the manager, basically an 8 hour nightmare... no thanks, I'd much rather click the exact model and options that I want, and know exactly what it costs.
guzmanchinky
Anything to bypass the process of buying a new vehicle from a dealer would be great!