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  • New Car Vending Machine

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019   /   by Holly Northup

    New Car Vending Machine

    Have you ever heard of a car vending machine?  Me neither!! 

    Well, it’s the latest way to purchase your new car and Austin is only one of three places in the nation that is lucky enough to get the chance to experience it with a retail location right here!

    As of February 7th, Carvana – an Arizona company – opened the state-of-the-art car vending machine at 6014 S. I–35 near Stassney Lane.  The interesting new concept is a five-story structure and houses almost 20 cars.

    According to the Carvana website, their mission is to “provide a completely painless and transparent car buying experience online, eliminating the need to take the intimidating trip to the dealership.”

    The way the process of buying a car works with this company is to go on the Carvana website or their mobile app and find the vehicle that fits your needs, check out some documents online, verify funds for a down payment and schedule the date you would like your new car delivered.  

    Carvana also works with people who have trade-ins and need financing.  Additionally, they have a seven-day test period where you can return the vehicle for any reason.

    Per their website, cutting out the dealership means a $1500 savings to the car buyer.  They also tout a 100 day/4,189 mile “Worry Free Guarantee” once you have purchased one of their cars.

    Several places around the nation have the opportunity to use this service with free delivery as long as you live within a 100-mile radius from Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond, San Antonio, and Tampa.  Washington D.C. only has a 50-mile radius for free delivery.

    It’s no wonder that Austin was selected as one of the first car vending machine locations, as our city is progressive, tech savvy, and always one of the first cities to create and bring innovative opportunities to our diverse and eclectic culture!

    The Austin location of Carvana is open Monday thru Saturday from 9am to 7pm and they can be reached at 1.800.333.4554 or www.carvana.com. 

    If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling real estate in the Austin area, please contact Kathleen Bucher at KathleenBucher@mac.com or 512.794.6644.  It would be an honor to earn your business!