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Amazon has introduced Amazon Vehicles, a forum where car enthusiasts can chat about their favorite vehicles — and design their dream car.
Vehicles is an extension of Automotive, Amazon’s marketplace for buying actual cars parts like tires or air filters. Similarly, Vehicles is an offshoot of Amazon Garage, which lets you store information about cars you already own.
It sounds confusing because it is. Amazon has created three different auto destinations, and while all have their own purpose, it could (read: should) be one service.
But Vehicles is meant for the big picture. A quick jaunt through Amazon Vehicles is like touring a massive showroom. You can see info on just about any car, and design your own to spec. You can add cars to your list, but it stops short of letting you actually purchase one.
If nothing else, Vehicles makes it easy to shop for a new car. While I doubt you’ll be able to get a Honda Accord shipped via Prime, we should look for Amazon to figure out a way to forward your desired car to nearby dealerships in the future (for a commission, of course).
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