Estimated number of U.S. dealerships with their own Web sites: 16,800
Estimated number without a Web site: 5,800.
Estimated number of dealers who do not have a Web site and do not plan to start one in the next six months: 3,200.
Estimated share of dealerships that use a third-party Web buying service for sales leads: 50 percent
Chances that an interested showroom shopper will buy a vehicle: 1-in-5
Chances that an interested Internet shopper will buy a vehicle: 1-in-5
Most common use for dealership Internet connection in 1997: E-mail
Most common use in 1999: E-mail
Second most common task in 1997: Advertising
Second most common in 1999: Displaying vehicle inventory
Source: National Automobile Dealers Association