For a fee, refers shoppers to dealers to make contact with customer. Backers include GE Capital Services and American International Group.
Carclub.com, San Francisco
The site refers users to dealers and offers members discount on products like insurance and gasoline. Revenue comes from membership and transaction fees. Rating company JD Powers is an investor.
Carpoint; Redmond, Wash.
Buyers submit model preferences and site refers buyer to a local dealership. Revenue comes from referrals. Backers include Microsoft and Fort Motor.
Buyers submit model preferences and site refers them to local dealers, which pay fees. Backed by Classified Ventures, a joint venture founded by six media companies.
Edmunds.com; Santa Monica, Calif.
Information on new and used cars. Revenue comes from referrals, dealers and other sites. Backers include General Electric Pension Trust and Rare Ventures.
Kbb.com; Irvine, Calif.
Backed by Kelley Blue Book, the venerable auto pricing guide, the site provides information about cars, as well as links to insurance and auto financing. Banner ad sponsorships and referral fees provide revenue.
* In Thousands, Source: Industry Standard Sept. 11, 2000 page: 92