Letters to the Editor
China, UC Davis collaborate on EVs

To the Editor: Yang Jian's recent column described China's burgeoning electric vehicle industry and the role of Vice Premier Ma Kai in promoting EVs ("How one pol championed China EV sales," Sept. 15). In China and the U.S. alike, the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20

Keep the Wrangler in Toledo

To the Editor: This is regarding "Wrangler shock wave hits Toledo" (Oct. 6). Collectors take note: If you want a real Jeep Wrangler, better buy it now. I worked at the Toledo, Ohio, Jeep plant for more than 30 years. The Wrangler is special, and it ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20

N.Y. move is not a vote against Detroit

To the Editor: I read the observations regarding Cadillac in Keith Crain's Oct. 6 column with interest ("Cadillac is making big mistakes"). Without wishing to consume valuable column space elaborating the rationale behind the various changes taking ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13

Hard questions on autonomous cars

To the Editor: The autonomous car has enormous implications for our industry. We seem to be focusing on the benefits, which are many, and avoiding the harder questions such as security and the implications of future generations who will have ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6

GM gets serious about Cadillac

To the Editor: I was at the Las Vegas Cadillac dealers meeting, and your story was a good representation of it ("Cadillac prepares dealers for a jolt," Sept. 29). It was only the second time in my career as a Cadillac dealer that the General Motors ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6

Time to step up online CPO game

To the Editor: The pressure to maintain new-vehicle sales increases the allure of incentives, which drive lower used-vehicle prices. What makes incentives so dangerous? They drive new-vehicle transaction prices down, driving used-vehicle prices down. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22

Can't judge client's ability to pay

To the Editor: In "The incentives debate: Who's being 'stupid'?" (Aug. 25), American Honda's John Mendel warned rivals who are luring customers with longer loans and courting risky subprime buyers: "You're probably pulling people out of used cars ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1

A lot to learn from past acquisitions

To the Editor: Your stories in recent weeks about the possibility of large acquisitions in the supplier community bring to mind the quote "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Our industry has contemplated major ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1

Distrust of dealers benefits Tesla

To the Editor: Thanks to News Editor James B. Treece for speaking truth to power ("A failure to punish fails members," Aug. 4). As a franchise and dealer attorney, I have been following the Tesla issue closely. I believe Treece hit the nail on the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25

Dealers can enforce a code of ethics

To the Editor: This is in response to James B. Treece's Aug. 4 column on the failure of dealer associations to police unethical behavior by a few of their members. I think it would be a great thing to enforce the National Automobile Dealers ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25

Tell us the true towing rating

To the Editor: Regarding "Ford to tout new F-450 towing capacity, hp, torque as best in class" (autonews.com, July 16):I don't understand why Ford doesn't rate its new Super Duty pickup using the SAE J2807 standard. I understood the J2807 standard ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

Outsiders could only help GM

To the Editor: This is in response to Richard Herdegen's comments in the July 21 issue about the new leadership at Cadillac ("No talented folks at Cadillac?" Letters). I have no doubt that there are many good people working at Cadillac and ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

The pot calling the kettle black

To the Editor: The July 21 story about the General Motors recall, "Top lawyer keeps pall over GM," recalled a quote from a GM ignition hearing earlier this year in reference to CEO Mary Barra, "that she didn't 'know anything about anything.'" That ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

Hot, new cars help sell older cars

To the Editor: In the story "Chrysler's 200 rollout plan: Patience pays" (June 30), Chrysler brand chief Al Gardner is quoted: "We know we've got to get rid of those cars to really see the [2015] 200 take off" alluding to leftover 2014 Chrysler 200s ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21

No talented folks at Cadillac?

To the Editor: A corporate automotive talent search should be quite different from the shuffling of NBA or NFL mercenaries. I refer to "New Caddy boss knows luxury" (July 14) about General Motors' hiring Johan de Nysschen, who has led Audi of ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21

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No. 1 store empowers, retains employees

No. 1 store empowers, retains employees

Texas dealer Greg May encourages his staffers to provide input and solve problems on their own. Mon., October 20
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