Nashville-area car buyers will soon be able to get their used sedan or crossover in much the same way as they buy a bag of chips: by dropping a coin into a vending machine.
Online used-car retailer Carvana will open a five-story, glass-structured, coin-operated vending machine in Nashville by year end.
Here’s how it will work: After purchasing a vehicle on the Carvana.com website, customers select a time and date to pick up the vehicle. When the time comes, they stop by the vending machine’s welcome center to receive a customized coin that they enter into the machine. The car is placed onto a track that carries the vehicle down to a delivery bay, where the customer can inspect the car and take it for a test drive before taking it home.
“It gives customers a unique experience,” Carvana CEO Ernie Garcia said.