The car buying process over the last few years has drastically changed. This can be seen clearly in Auto Traders most recent stunt. A bespoke vending machine was installed near Spitalfields Market, allowing the general public to instantly buy a new car on the spot via a contactless payment on their phone.

It has now effectively become as easy to buy a car as it is to buy sweets in a candy shop. This stunt is a clear sign of things to come, the consumer doesn’t have time to trawl through dealers to search for a car and then haggle with salespeople for the best deal.

How long till more of these pop-up style vending machine appear across the UK?  In Japan, they already have a 15 story car vending machine which allows buyers to select from a wide variety of luxury cars.

Is this the future for car buying?