Letters to the Editor
Dealer considered 'Mr. K' a true leader

To the Editor: This is in response to "'Mr. K,' Datsun pioneer and father of the Z car, dies at 105" (autonews.com, Feb. 21).As a second-generation automobile dealer, I have seen firsthand the unfortunate transition from cars designed for people to ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2

Old vs. new diesel technology

To the Editor: Whether we're talking diesel or gasoline, the issue in Europe is more about old technology and higher emissions ("More black eyes for the diesel engine," autonews.com, Feb. 10).Both Paris and London are now differentiating between old ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2

'1984'? Government tracking overblown

To the Editor: Whenever an editor evokes "1984" as it relates to government intrusion, alarm bells go off ("This is right out of '1984,'" Keith Crain, Feb. 2). The recent iteration on that "sky is falling" theme involves license plate readers, crash- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16

When fuel is down, everything else is up

To the Editor: In his Jan. 12 column, "Why falling fuel prices are bad, bad news," Richard Truett brings up valid points regarding slow diesel and hybrid sales. However, as a new- and used-vehicle dealer for 40-plus years, I have carefully studied ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16

More thoughts on auto safety

To the Editor: Crashes still kill more than 30,000 motorists annually and seriously injure as many. Keith Crain's Jan. 26 column, "Time to rethink auto safety," presented an aspect of what we should think about, but we are effectively driving blind: ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9

A better score for dealers: Feedback

To the Editor: I just read Krishnan M. Anantharaman's Feb. 2 column, "Why can't dealers shake the shady rep?" After working in the auto industry for nearly 40 years, I think he has hit it dead on. Last year, we purchased a car from a very good ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9

Just think of the money you save

To the Editor: Low fuel prices are not necessarily bad news. From $4-$5 a gallon to $2-$3 is good news for every driver and the auto industry. Just think how much money is saved a year. That money could buy a more expensive model or some ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26

Forcing EVs on us is a good idea?

To the Editor: I am writing in response to Richard Truett's column "Why falling fuel prices are bad, bad news" (Jan. 12). His commentary was "bad, bad logic." Electric vehicles and hybrids should not be socially engineered into our lives whether ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26

Is Cadillac going the wrong way?

To the Editor: Do you think it's odd that General Motors is moving Cadillac to New York City? I realize that it involves only a small number of people, but at a time when major car companies are moving headquarters to lower the costs of doing ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19

'Age doesn't always mean that much'

To the Editor: Regarding "Do auto designers have a shelf life?" (Jan. 5): I'm a designer, designed for Honda for 30 years. Age doesn't always mean that much. I taught at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., for 20 years while ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19

An unwise move for Mercedes

To the Editor: Off to Atlanta for Mercedes-Benz ("Mercedes USA will move to Atlanta seeking sales growth, lower costs," autonews.com, Jan. 6). Yes, the Northeastern United States is more costly for business because of a higher standard of living and ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19

Safety's worth a bit of inconvenience

To the Editor: This is in response to Lindsay Chappell's Dec. 22 blog, "Beyond the headlines, humdrum recalls annoy customers" (autonews.com). I don't consider recalls to be a nuisance in any way. Where injury and possibly ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5

A win-win for dealers, customers

To the Editor: Regarding Jesse Snyder's Dec. 15 column, "How auto dealers gained our esteem": Change is apparent one dealership, one employee and even one transaction at a time. Our dealer body is going through an awakening and self- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5

Why is salesperson turnover an issue?

To the Editor: Thirty-four years ago, I began a 10-year career selling vehicles at an automobile dealership. Salesperson turnover was an issue then as it is today ("Revolving doors," Opinion, Dec. 15). Was the average auto dealership sales staff ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5

How will GM handle aluminum?

To the Editor: It was fascinating to learn about General Motors' new aluminum welding technology ("As Ford spends big, GM joins aluminum with simple welds," Nov. 24). I'm sure it will expedite the incorporation of lighter-weight aluminum ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22

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