You can buy a car in minutes from Carvanna or Vroom, have it delivered to your house the same day. Who needs all the overhead with a dealership? You can get anyone to honor the manufacturer;s warranty and cut staff down to a few people that service a wide area. I cannot keep track of the local dealers that the name changes almost any given week. What was a Dodge dealer last week is now a Mazda dealer today. Local lots with acreage are whored out to store cars for them, land fills that are capped have thousands of cars parked on them. Most of the car dealers I grew up with are simply gone, Babylon Ford.. razed 5 years ago, Babylon Chrysler now sells Hondas, Booth Chevrolet sells Buicks and has a new auto-group name on it. The auto groups that are big pull some weight with the auto-makers. If they sell x number of cars, they practically get great deals on future allocations. One stalwart place is Newins Ford in Bay Shore, they have been around for I guess 70 years and I believe is still in the family. I knew one parts guy who was there for many years and retired. My neighbor works in the office there, her family always has new Fords. They blow out a lot of big trucks and have a busy service department.