Letters to the Editor

Nissan needs guide to New England

To the Editor: I read "In Boston, Nissan's a tough sell to dealers" (Dec. 21), and I am not surprised that Nissan has two open points in Massachusetts with no takers. Nissan's strategy of simply adding points to catch Toyota and Honda is one of the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4

Is Nissan's problem the dealers' fault?

To the Editor: I was a Nissan dealer in Cambridge, Mass. That small store is how I got started in the automobile business. That was 1984. After receiving a termination notice in 1996 and seeking judicial relief, I sold the store in 2000. For the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28

Nissan calls story on Boston dealers 'disappointing, one-sided'

To the editor:  Your Dec. 21 story, “In Boston, Nissan's a tough sell to dealers” was a disappointing, one-sided portrayal of our company’s business in the Boston market and beyond. Readers of Automotive News expect far more ... 12:24 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 22

Aim for no traffic deaths, injuries

To the Editor: Thanks to Jesse Snyder for his Dec. 7 column, "Go above and beyond on safety." One thought that would put all manufacturers on a fair, competitive level is a Vision Zero goal for crash deaths and serious injuries in new ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14

100 leading women help raise the bar

To the Editor: Thank you for your excellent Nov. 9 issue highlighting the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry. Virtually every female executive we interact with in the automotive world is as competent as the women you highlighted ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14

Toyota says hybrid truck deal with Ford was a mutual benefit

To the Editor: Following the publication of your Nov. 30 article entitled “Acrimony lingers as Ford, Toyota go solo in race for hybrid pickups,” I would like to clarify Toyota’s position. In 2011, in the spirit of mutual learning ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7

Piero Ferrari is 'rightly rewarded'

To the Editor: A friend forwarded Richard Johnson's Oct. 19 column, "No airs for billionaire Ferrari son," to me. I was with Piero Ferrari recently photographing my Ferrari 290 MM at the factory. After many years (nearly 50) in two owners' hands, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2

Group helps dealers woo young people

To the Editor: I read "Hey, kids! Why not try the auto industry?" (Oct. 19) about the need to attract young talent. Our dealer members had been telling our association for some time about the difficulty in attracting the right people to apply for ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2

A Ford-FCA merger could work

To the Editor: For me, it looks like Sergio Marchionne's talk of merging Fiat Chrysler Automobiles with General Motors is a way for the Agnelli family to take a controlling stake in a member of big corporate America. Considering the position that ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14

'Common sense must prevail'

To the Editor: Regarding the six-part series "Industry on Trial": Obviously, strong, determined leaders are required. Also, there must be a successful effort to standardize regulations around the world. It is in everyone's best interest. Niche ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14

No more full-line manufacturers

To the Editor: I believe Sergio Marchionne is on the right track. The industry had better face reality and address the huge waste of unnecessary investment, which is of no real value to the customer. Your panel did an excellent job defining the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14

Congratulations on a job well done

To the Editor: I just wanted to congratulate the authors of "The coming squeeze: Marchionne wants a partner but says FCA can survive alone 'in mediocrity'" (Aug. 31). It is one of the best researched articles I have read in a long time, and I ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7

Start with common window motor

To the Editor: Regarding "Wretched excess: Duplicating vehicle engineering pushes costs and prices higher" (Aug. 17):  Automotive manufacturers have always prided themselves on what's under the hood. Changing how automobile engines are designed ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7

Here's one solution to what ails industry

To the Editor: Thanks to Automotive News for shining a bright light on a problem that has been growing within the auto industry for decades: the tendency of the companies to chew up capital with little return for investors. One solution might be for ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7

Autonomous cars will bring change

To the Editor: Regarding "Industry on Trial": I think the capital-intensive business model will change when autonomous cars become ubiquitous -- around 2050, in my opinion. Once crashworthiness and emissions requirements become irrelevant, the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10

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