Letters to the Editor
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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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" ... 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 ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21

1 great leader can turn GM around

To the Editor: Regarding Keith Crain's June 16 column, "Changing GM will take time": The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg details how Paul O'Neill turned ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21

A salute to Ford’s executives, dealers

To the Editor:
Alan Mulally did a great job for Ford Motor Co. and its dealers in his time at the helm. He broke down the internal walls of self-preservation and gave us a survival ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7

Bill Ford: A good listener, leader

To the Editor:
This is in response to “Senior strategist” (June 30).
I had the good fortune to work for and with Bill Ford in the ... 2:20 pm U.S. ET | July 3

More on Sperlich and the minivan

To the Editor:
The story "The ultimate survivor" about Dodge (June 16) is wrong. Hal Sperlich did not bring the minivan idea to Chrysler in 1977.
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23

Strong leadership can change culture

To the Editor: In "Changing GM will take time" (June 16), Keith Crain says it "could take a decade or even a generation." If it takes more than five years, CEO Mary Barra is the wrong leader. The good ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23

Is Tesla really such a big threat?

To the Editor:  Regarding "Automakers oppose Pennsylvania's bill allowing Tesla stores" (autonews.com, June 10):  When I was a new-car dealer in Pennsylvania, it always seemed to ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16

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