Letters to the Editor
Distrust of dealers benefits Tesla

To the Editor: Thanks to News Editor James B. Treece for speaking truth to power ("A failure to punish fails members," Aug. 4). As a franchise and dealer attorney, I have been following the Tesla issue ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25

Dealers can enforce a code of ethics

To the Editor: This is in response to James B. Treece's Aug. 4 column on the failure of dealer associations to police unethical behavior by a few of their members. I think it would be a great thing to enforce ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25

Tell us the true towing rating

To the Editor: Regarding "Ford to tout new F-450 towing capacity, hp, torque as best in class" (autonews.com, July 16): I don't understand why Ford doesn't rate its new Super Duty pickup using ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

Outsiders could only help GM

To the Editor: This is in response to Richard Herdegen's comments in the July 21 issue about the new leadership at Cadillac ("No talented folks at Cadillac?" Letters). I have no doubt that there are many good ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

The pot calling the kettle black

To the Editor: The July 21 story about the General Motors recall, "Top lawyer keeps pall over GM," recalled a quote from a GM ignition hearing earlier this year in reference to CEO Mary Barra, "that she didn't ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28

Hot, new cars help sell older cars

To the Editor: In the story "Chrysler's 200 rollout plan: Patience pays" (June 30), Chrysler brand chief Al Gardner is quoted: "We know we've got to get rid of those cars to really see the [2015] 200 take off" ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21

No talented folks at Cadillac?

To the Editor: A corporate automotive talent search should be quite different from the shuffling of NBA or NFL mercenaries. I refer to "New Caddy boss knows luxury" (July 14) about General Motors' hiring ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21

1 great leader can turn GM around

To the Editor: Regarding Keith Crain's June 16 column, "Changing GM will take time": The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg details how Paul O'Neill turned ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21

A salute to Ford’s executives, dealers

To the Editor:
Alan Mulally did a great job for Ford Motor Co. and its dealers in his time at the helm. He broke down the internal walls of self-preservation and gave us a survival ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7

Bill Ford: A good listener, leader

To the Editor:
This is in response to “Senior strategist” (June 30).
I had the good fortune to work for and with Bill Ford in the ... 2:20 pm U.S. ET | July 3

More on Sperlich and the minivan

To the Editor:
The story "The ultimate survivor" about Dodge (June 16) is wrong. Hal Sperlich did not bring the minivan idea to Chrysler in 1977.
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23

Strong leadership can change culture

To the Editor: In "Changing GM will take time" (June 16), Keith Crain says it "could take a decade or even a generation." If it takes more than five years, CEO Mary Barra is the wrong leader. The good ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23

Is Tesla really such a big threat?

To the Editor:  Regarding "Automakers oppose Pennsylvania's bill allowing Tesla stores" (autonews.com, June 10):  When I was a new-car dealer in Pennsylvania, it always seemed to ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16

State programs help cut pollution

To the Editor: Today, gasoline-powered cars are a primary source of pollution that threatens the health of Americans and contributes to global warming. But Keith Crain's June 9 column, "States meddle in car sales ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16

Invest in a great auto technician

To the Editor:  Keith Crain's May 26 column, "Eventually, you have to fix cars," has it right about the value of a good technician. It does take "a real technician to keep today's vehicles running." 
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9

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