Letters


It's perception vs. reality for Tesla

I agree 110 percent with Nick Bunkley's assessment of Tesla and all the typical hype surrounding a disruptor.


No need for Calif. to have own rules

The ostensible purpose behind federal regulation of automobiles is to avoid a patchwork of state laws.


Fuel economy rules drive innovation

Consumers now enjoy more choices in vehicles than ever before precisely because of fuel economy standards.

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EV opinion good advice for Trump

President Donald Trump should take Editor-in-Chief Keith Crain's advice to end electric vehicle subsidies, Mack McLarty says.

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Consumers change; so must industry

Consumers have made it very clear that they want options, and one of those options is to conduct business with a franchised dealer without ever stepping foot in the dealership.

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CEO should be championing tech

It is very irresponsible of AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson to not give supportive facts of his positions when it comes to achieving a 55 mpg fuel consumption target, a reader writes.

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There are reasons for Tesla valuation

Tesla's year-to-date sales are up double digits and outpacing the industry, and comScore data show demand for Tesla is outstripping supply.

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Ford must do better with Lincoln luxury

Lincoln probably wouldn't survive as a stand-alone company, and if Ford isn't careful, it risks leaving Lincoln to the same fate as Mercury, Oldsmobile and Plymouth, a reader writes.

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Dealers, accessorize!

Many dealerships are letting a huge amount of profit drive off their lot, a reader writes.

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Love that kiosk

A reader raves about Ford's Smart Service Kiosk.

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Which decade?

A reader says a historical photo in February's Fixed Ops Journal is dated from the 1950s, not the 1940s.

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Shift to self-driving, mobility underway

While the National Automobile Dealers Association and most of the dealer body want to ignore the elephant in the room, the self-driving movement is well on its way.

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Self-driving tech must put safety first

Given the almost unlimited capability of the new technology, why can't it be used for a worthwhile purpose, such as reducing our obscene traffic fatality rate?

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Trump editorial more like a lecture

As a 30-year-plus fan of Automotive News, a car industry buff and a distributor to automobile components manufacturers, I have one simple request: Kindly keep raw political bias off your editorial page.

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Brilliantly quick service

A reader calls Nurse Chevrolet-Cadillac's oil change service "brilliant" and questions AutoNation's president.

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Bad ethics come from factory, too

The tactics often employed to bully dealers to participate in manufacturers' mostly self-serving, revenue-enhancing programs are why state franchise laws are in place.

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