Opinion

'For sale' signs out, but why no bites yet?

AutoNation, Penske, Group 1, Sonic, Lithia and Asbury have been actively buying their own stock, even as they pulled back from buying private dealerships in the U.S. buy-sell market. When you tell Wall Street your stock price is low, especially during a period of available capital, you're inviting a takeover bid.

Let's keep the Trump team focused

Thank you for your thoughtful and courageous Nov. 28 editorial inviting your readers to keep a close eye on the Trump administration.

Political opinion is not welcome

Your Nov. 28 editorial, "Along with regulation and trade, ideals are at stake in Trump era," includes a litany of claims that you attribute to Donald

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COMMENTARY: James B. Treece
'For sale' signs out, but why no bites yet?

AutoNation, Penske, Group 1, Sonic, Lithia and Asbury have been actively buying their own stock, even as they pulled back from buying private dealerships in the U.S. buy-sell market. When you tell Wall Street your stock price is low, especially during a period of available capital, you're inviting a takeover bid.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Let's keep the Trump team focused

Thank you for your thoughtful and courageous Nov. 28 editorial inviting your readers to keep a close eye on the Trump administration.

EDITORIAL
Same old song from VW. Or is it?

It would be hard to count the number of times in the last 30 years that Volkswagen sought to rekindle its long-ago magic in the U.S., the magic that Carl Hahn fostered with the original Beetle.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A strong statement on American ideals

Your Nov. 28 editorial on fighting back against the tide of destruction of American ideals makes me proud to be a subscriber and supporter of Automotive News.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Political opinion is not welcome

Your Nov. 28 editorial, "Along with regulation and trade, ideals are at stake in Trump era," includes a litany of claims that you attribute to Donald Trump's supporters. I disagree with all your opinions.

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COMMENTARY: Michael Martinez
Primer for the new president, if only he would listen

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COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Isn't there a better idea than cash back?

I just saw an ad offering $11,000 in rebates. Another offered 20 percent off sticker. It would seem to be time for some creative genius to come up with something a little different.

EDITORIAL
Ideals are at stake in the Trump era

We may have gotten ahead of ourselves this month by sounding off on globalization and deregulation without stopping to comment on the tenor of the U.S. election campaign we just witnessed or the character of the man who won it.

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One way to solve emission problems

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Driverless cars? Count me out

I read Keith Crain's Oct. 17 comment, "Industry is crazy over technology." One factor you never hear mentioned is driver/enthusiast rejection of driverless vehicles.

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