Evan Niu:

think that it’s fair to say that essentially no one enjoys the current car-buying experience in the U.S. Consumers simply endure it.
 This is why auto dealers have long viewed Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) and its direct sales model as an existential threat, despite the fact that Tesla’s U.S. market share is effectively a rounding error in the context of record U.S. vehicle sales. But Tesla has historically been relegated to the low-volume luxury market segment, so its inherently limited customer base has a hard time being all that vocal when it comes to changing protectionist state laws.