Carvana, the company that invented the concept of buying cars without setting foot in a dealership is expanding to Chattanooga and Knoxville.
The company is an e-commerce platform for buying used cars, much like Amazon for vehicles, that with this new addition, it will be in 35 cities across the U.S.
The platform allows customers to browse more than 7,000 vehicles on their own time without pressure. After the purchase, there’s a seven-day test ownership period. If a customer doesn’t like the car, they can get their money back, but the company said that it is more common that customers decide on another car from Carvana.
Carvana claims that customers who purchased a car through Carvana, in 2016, saved an average of $1,430 compared to the Kelley Blue Book suggested retail values.
Two years ago, the company brought a car vending machine to Nashville.
“We unveiled the world’s first coin-operated car vending machine in Nashville, and since that launch, awareness of the new way to buy a car has grown,” co-founder and CEO Ernie Garcia said in a prepared statement. “Extending the Carvana experience to even more Tennesseans, with free, as-soon-as-next-day delivery to residents of Chattanooga and Knoxville, was a logical next step.”