Letters

The trade problem 
is taxes and tariffs

The trade problem with the Germans lies in taxation and tariffs, Bob Lutz writes.

Let automakers find
 way to cut emissions

No amount of subsidy is going to overcome the shortcomings of lithium ion batteries, a reader writes.

Trump column right, but tone was wrong

One reader says a recent column criticizing President Trump was correct, but had an unprofessional tone.


Land Rover store 
refresh goes too far

U.S. dealers are most responsible for the global branding of Land Rover, a reader writes.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Auction safety is not that simplistic

It is inappropriate to chastise the NAAA and any of its members that serve the national dealer base with a high regard for safety and integrity, a reader writes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Fields never had Mulally's leeway

With all due respect to Bill Ford, it is likely that Mark Fields was unable to sharpen his message or clarify his strategy because his board chairman didn't allow him to do either on his own.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
GM's finance focus shortsighted

A General Motors retiree is gobsmacked at recent management decisions. With finance replacing visionaries, the focus is now on share value and profit.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
EV column not based in reality

The reality is that last year, of the over 17 million new vehicles sold in the United States, 99.5% were not electric, a reader writes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Price, insurance will keep Demon at bay

Between the cost of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon itself and the cost to insure it, I doubt these cars will end up in the hands of many dangerous or inexperienced drivers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
EV opinion good advice for Trump

President Donald Trump should take Editor-in-Chief Keith Crain's advice to end electric vehicle subsidies, Mack McLarty says.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Consumers change; so must industry

Consumers have made it very clear that they want options, and one of those options is to conduct business with a franchised dealer without ever stepping foot in the dealership.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
CEO should be championing tech

It is very irresponsible of AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson to not give supportive facts of his positions when it comes to achieving a 55 mpg fuel consumption target, a reader writes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
There are reasons for Tesla valuation

Tesla's year-to-date sales are up double digits and outpacing the industry, and comScore data show demand for Tesla is outstripping supply.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Ford must do better with Lincoln luxury

Lincoln probably wouldn't survive as a stand-alone company, and if Ford isn't careful, it risks leaving Lincoln to the same fate as Mercury, Oldsmobile and Plymouth, a reader writes.

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