Letters to the Editor
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

Digital storefront is a gutsy move

To the Editor: At Foresight Research, we believe AutoNation is making a gutsy move by building a digital storefront for new-auto purchasers ("The retail game is about to change," Nov. 17). Our 2014 Dealership Immersion Report provides insights and ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22

Emerging retail tech helps sell EVs

To the Editor: Dealers should tailor emerging retail technology to customer needs and preferences that change as vehicle technology changes ("Dealers must tailor technology to their needs," Opinion, Nov. 10). New research at the University of ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8

Why I won't be at the conference

To the Editor: A full-page ad on Page 60 of the Nov. 10 issue requests our attendance at the Automotive News World Congress. Among the featured speakers, though, are two whose business models undermine the highly successful and competitive franchise ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8

Clean diesels are perfect for China

To the Editor: Yang Jian's commentary on serious problems meeting fuel economy targets faced by half of China's 26 auto importers said "the only feasible solution is for foreign automakers to reduce their imports of all those gas guzzlers" ("China's ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17

Fla. dealers are upfront on pricing

To the Editor: TrueCar's new bid to increase "transparency" in vehicle purchases is, in my view, nothing more than a marketing scheme for the misinformed and, frankly, distorts the image of the franchise system that I work in and for ("TrueCar ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27

How to get off on the wrong foot

To the Editor: Regarding "De Nysschen: 'Don't mess with me'" (Final Assembly, Oct. 6) about the Cadillac boss's Facebook post: I am neither an "armchair marketing expert" nor an indignant Detroit soul (his references), but I do know arrogance when I ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27

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