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Carvana, a better way to buy a car, announced today that it is bringing its disruptive online auto retail platform to the Indianapolis market, continuing the company’s rapid expansion across the United States. This addition marks Carvana’s 11th new market of 2016 and 20th overall. Following a recent series of successful launches in Memphis, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, the company now offers as-soon-as next-day delivery to more than 132 million consumers nationwide, including approximately 5.5 million consumers residing in the Indianapolis metro area.
Carvana uses advanced, proprietary technology to deliver a complete and seamless online car buying experience, putting the customer in total control of the process. By visiting carvana.com on a mobile phone or desktop computer, customers can search for, buy, finance and sell a car, all from the comfort of their own home. Customers can obtain firm financing options by answering 10 simple questions, allowing them to know precise payment terms for all 6,000+ vehicles in the company’s online inventory while shopping. Carvana customers have completed the entire purchase process – including financing and contract signing — in less than 15 minutes.
Fueled by a customer-first mentality, all Carvana vehicles feature a 100-day/4,189-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, as well as a 7-Day Return Policy that allows customers to return their vehicle for any reason whatsoever and receive a full refund. Each Carvana car undergoes a rigorous 150-point safety inspection prior to sale to ensure the utmost quality.
After completing the online purchase process, customers can receive their vehicle as soon as the next day, as Carvana will either deliver the car to the customer’s home or will arrange for pickup of the vehicle at one of Carvana’s state-of-the-art Car Vending Machines (currently in Atlanta and Nashville). In 2016, Carvana customers have saved an average of $1,461 per purchase versus the Kelley Blue Book suggested retail value.
“Over the past few months, we’ve been expanding across the Midwest, and we’re incredibly excited to make our official entrance into Indiana with our launch in the state’s capital,” said Ernie Garcia, founder and CEO of Carvana. “As the Crossroads of America and one of the largest cities in the region, Indianapolis has been a key point of expansion for us for a while now. We can’t wait to revolutionize the car buying experience for residents in the area.”
To date, Carvana has delivered cars to customers in 46 states, showing the high demand for the Carvana car-buying experience. Carvana now offers free, as-soon-as next-day delivery to local residents in 20 markets: Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Houston, Jacksonville, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond, San Antonio, Tampa, Washington D.C., and now Indianapolis.
As a thanks to early adopters in Indianapolis who purchased a vehicle from Carvana prior to today, Carvana will fully refund any delivery fee paid.