Letters to the Editor
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

Consolidation is not the only answer

To the Editor: "Confession's of a Capital Junkie" presented the burning platform of capital inefficiency in a compelling way but did not draw a logical conclusion. It jumped to the simple idea of industry consolidation as the only answer. In an ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10

An impressive 'depth of perspective'

To the Editor: I was awestruck by the depth of perspective you presented in the first part of "Industry on Trial" ("Sergio was right," Aug. 3). It easily reached the level of a Harvard Business School case study. I hope one of the following segments ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10

TrueCar raises dealers' selling costs

To the Editor: Regarding "A lunch date, then a breakup," July 13: Scott Painter and his TrueCar minions are bent on portraying dealerships as rip-off artists and portraying TrueCar's service as the only way to purchase an automobile without getting ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3

Painter's business model is flawed

To the Editor: TrueCar CEO Scott Painter's letter to the editor is misleading ("TrueCar does not misuse dealer data," July 20). Manufacturers in many cases have strong-armed dealers into excessive facility requirements in addition to ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3

Thanks for taking up the titling cause

To the Editor: I applaud the July 20 editorial, “All states must get on board to close title-washing spigot.” I couldn’t agree more. This is one of the most challenging issues facing our industry. Title washing is rampant, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3

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

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