Our mission at Vroom is twofold. First, we’re determined to make buying a car as easy as ordering a pizza. Our customers can find an awesome reconditioned car online, purchase and finance it from their couch, and then continue doing your thing until it gets delivered right to their driveway.
The second half of our mission is to make car-buying way more fun. Walking around a hot car lot isn’t fun. Neither is dealing with pushy used car salesmen. But a sweet ride from Vroom magically appearing at your door should be an event worth celebrating.
To that end, we’re beyond thrilled to introduce our new mobile showrooms. We call them Thunderbirds because they’re big, fast, and awfully pretty. They even light up at night.
If you live in Phoenix and Austin, you might just see one cruising around. And if you purchase or sell a car on Vroom in one of those cities, there’s a good chance one of our brand new Thunderbirds will be paying you a visit.
If our customers like them as much as we do, pretty soon Thunderbirds will be rolling out all across the country.
To bring the Thunderbirds to life, Vroom worked with Featherlite Specialty Trailers to custom design and build our mobile showrooms. The biggest structural challenge was getting all the glass windows in place. But Featherlite found a way—they even installed retractable curtains that cover up the windows, so every car we deliver can be unveiled on the spot for an awesome, picture-worthy surprise.
Now we’re working on refining the design. To date, we’ve created two different versions. The latest model is much lighter—we dropped 8,000 pounds of extra weight. We also added vents to keep our drivers cooler, narrowed the frame of the trailers to make them more agile, and made it easier for cars to be loaded and unloaded.
Oh, yeah—we also installed disco lights and a stereo system. Because we never want this party to stop.