I had a crazy idea and I wanted to get some feedback on it. Ever heard of Netjets? It’s a company that lets people share private jets to defray the cost, but still have access to the jet when needed. What about a timeshare plan for dealerships?
Among many problems that Chinese and Indian manufactures will have with coming to the US is a dealership network to sell and distribute the cars. What about buying properties in key metro areas and turning them into dealerships. They would primarily focus on selling used cars, but they would also be a relatively, inexpensive way for Chinese and Indian manufacturers to test out products in the market.
When a company wants to test out the US, they would contact the dealership timeshare, specify cities, length of time and contract, and could start selling cars from the dealership. The agreements would not preclude other manufacturers from using the space at the same time, so it’d be possible to have five or six other companies in the same dealership.
The profit would come from selling used cars and the agreement with the manufacturers.