Software skills: Internet-based software Business skills: Researching product information and pricing
In this exercise, you will use software at car-selling websites to find product information about a car of your choice and use that information to make an important purchase decision. You will also evaluate two of these sites as selling tools. You are interested in purchasing a new Ford Escape (or some other car of your choice). Go to the website of CarsDirect (www.carsdirect.com) and begin your investigation. Locate the Ford Escape. Research the various Escape models; choose one you prefer in terms of price, features, and safety ratings. Locate and read at least two reviews. Surf the website of the manufacturer, in this case Ford (www.ford.com). Compare the information available on Fords website with that of CarsDirect for the Ford Escape. Try to locate the lowest price for the car you want in a local dealers inventory. Suggest improvements for CarsDirect.com and Ford.com.