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Whose fault? Not the dealer’s

When the manufacturer seeks to solve their market challenges almost exclusively by demanding major and significant adjustments to retailer policies and procedures, then disappointing results truly are “never the fault of the dealer.”

Cadillac House is not so Cadillac

I’ve been following Cadillac for 15 years and note that sales for 2017 will be below 2014, so I need not ask what all the "Cadillac House" buzz has done for sales.


Working closely with suppliers pays

It is great to see that the Toyota team has rekindled that process and brought the experts in the individual manufacturing processes back into the development mix.

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Long hours are the unfortunate reality

Dealers, including myself, are very open to change. The problem with long hours is that we are an end-retail business. We have to be available when our customers are available to shop.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Just where will we get this electricity?

TO THE EDITOR: I would like some help understanding where the electricity for electric vehicles will come from. My bet is most people think it is like milk in the grocery store, where there is an endless supply from jugs.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Is disclosure form about GM security?

With General Motors' market about to be inundated by aftermarket manufacturers at levels we haven’t seen before, is it possible its directive to dealers is a stop-gap measure by the company to get a handle on its parts and service revenue stream.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
What good is an EV in a disaster?

As I witnessed the mass evacuation in Florida this month, it crossed my mind that commonsense, true-life circumstances trump current mindsets and technology advances.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
China’s EV shift may worsen the air

Your Aug. 21 editorial may be accurate but incomplete in describing how Chinese ownership of FCA can “lead 1.5 billion people or more toward a zero-emission future.” Really?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Members deserve better from UAW

As a UAW member, I have watched for years as we have lost benefits and traditional employees have been reduced only to bring in lower-paid workers with the blessing of UAW International executives.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Jeep and Volvo? No comparison

I am stunned by Keith Crain's comments and Automotive News' editorial in the Aug. 21 issue equating the potential sale of Jeep to a Chinese company with the sale of Volvo to Geely.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Gasoline will not be banned

I do not believe that any country will ban the sale of gasoline — in 2025, 2030, 2040 or any other time this century.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
More uncertainty for FCA workers

I am a third-generation Chrysler employee, along with two brothers, and with every takeover comes the stress of a future.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
We need strong regulatory agencies

We subsidize farming, bail out banks and automotive companies, come up with "too big to fail" principles and support our multinationals overseas with every means possible, including favorable taxation.

Paint protection film not needed

As the former CEO of an automotive paint supplier, I am surprised that people are willing to spend extra money to protect the paint on their newly purchased vehicle.

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