Letters to the Editor
TrueCar does not misuse dealer data

To the Editor: Selling cars is tough, and dealers are good, hardworking people doing all they can to make the car-buying process better. While car buyers believe dealers enjoy double-digit profit margins, new-car front-end grosses are less than 4 ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20

A role for dealers in lease transfers

To the Editor: I read with great interest about James B. Treece's experience in assuming the short-term lease of a Chevy Volt ("Mixed reviews are in after assuming lease for Volt," June 8). I agree with him. Dealers should have a role in the lease- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29

My Saturn stores were profitable

To the Editor: I enjoyed the recent article on Saturn ("Saturn was a loser for years -- but who knew?" June 8). My company, Lucas Dealership Group, owned and operated 30 new-car dealerships between 1960 and 2000, including six Saturn stores in the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29

Hispanic Chamber does not sell members' email info

To the Editor: This is regarding “Orlando dealership taps Hispanic chambers of commerce for email gold” (May 11). The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando Inc. (“HCCMO”) is the largest chamber of commerce ... 10:55 am U.S. ET | June 1

An exception for skilled workers

To the Editor: This is regarding "There's no need to come to blows over 2-tier wages," Opinion, April 20, about auto workers and the Detroit 3. While the notion of a 10-year progression to top pay appears sound, a few exceptions may exist. Skilled ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25

Lear: 'Facts speak for themselves'

To the Editor: Recently, you may have seen some allegations in the media by the UAW about unfair labor practices or unsafe working conditions at Lear. Those allegations are untrue. Lear has a long-standing history of working collaboratively with ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25

3 more barriers in dealership hiring

To the Editor: Fiat Chrysler's decision to offer free college education is a bold and commendable move that directly addresses the top driver of employee engagement: providing personal growth and career opportunities ("FCA to offer free college ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18

Dealers make a big difference

To the Editor: Thank you for sharing the story about Don Moore and St. Benedict's Homeless Shelter in Owensboro, Ky. ("A Kentucky dealer's cup overfloweth," May 4). The true story of how dealers, their families and their teams make a difference in ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18

More work to do on road to safety

To the Editor: Regarding "50 years since 'Unsafe at Any Speed'" (Keith Crain, April 27): Next year will be the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act and the Highway Safety Act. The reduction in road ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11

Safetywise, recalls aren't all the same

To the Editor: The April 6 editorial, "2 key ideas to fix the recall process could save lives," favors having states notify vehicle owners of outstanding safety recalls. Notification: Yes -- if 50 different vehicle license-renewal processes can be ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11

How about a Jeep midsize pickup?

To the Editor: It is a pity that Ram brand boss Bob Hegbloom cannot envision the market for a midsize pickup, in essence giving the segment to General Motors and Toyota ("Midsize Ram pickup? Too costly, brand boss says," April 6). True, the case for ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13

How BMW decided to build an SUV

To the Editor: I enjoyed "How the SUV drove luxury kings to power" (March 30). As president of BMW of North America at the time of the X5 decision, I was actively engaged in board meetings in Munich presenting and pushing the North American interest ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13

Fashion still trumps function

To the Editor: Nice piece on the importance of aero in automotive design ("What a drag: Designers use new tricks and an old reliable, the wind tunnel," March 23). Even with all the computer programs to evaluate theoretical airflow, there's a lot we ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6

Give customers one price upfront

To the Editor: I wanted to respond to "Why dealer's sold on one-price, one-person" (March 9). I have been a sales consultant at a one-price store for more than 21 years. We went to one price in the fall of 1993 and haven't looked back. We had always ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6

SIA was a success from the start

To the Editor: Lindsay Chappell's March 16 commentary encouraging Jaguar Land Rover to build a North American plant ("A JLR plant in N. America? Do it already," autonews.com) overlooks perhaps one of the most imaginative and successful variations on ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30

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