Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Tell us the true towing rating

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
I don't understand why Ford doesn't rate its new Super Duty pickup using the SAE J2807 standard.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Outsiders could only help GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
I have no doubt that there are many good people working at Cadillac and throughout General Motors. But can anyone seriously doubt that an infusion of some outside talent from people such as Johan de Nysschen will only help?... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The pot calling the kettle black

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
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 'know anything about anything.'"... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Hot, new cars help sell older cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Hot, new product always sells the older new and used product.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

No talented folks at Cadillac?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
A corporate automotive talent search should be quite different from the shuffling of NBA or NFL mercenaries.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

1 great leader can turn GM around

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Great leaders of other large, struggling companies have demonstrated conclusively that GM is just one great leader away from regaining and surpassing its former greatness.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

A salute to Ford’s executives, dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Alan Mulally did a great job for Ford Motor Co. and its dealers in his time at the helm.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Bill Ford: A good listener, leader

2:20 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2014
I had the good fortune to work for and with Bill Ford in the early 1990s, when he headed Ford Motor Co.’s climate control division.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

More on Sperlich and the minivan

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
"The ultimate survivor" about Dodge (June 16) was wrong. Hal Sperlich did not bring the minivan idea to Chrysler. Sperlich made it happen, but he didn't bring the minivan idea to Chrysler.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Strong leadership can change culture

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
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.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Is Tesla really such a big threat?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
When I was a new-car dealer in Pennsylvania, it always seemed to me that the dealer laws were in place to protect the underdog, an individual against a dealer or a dealer against a manufacturer -- but never to interfere in a disagreement among equals.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

State programs help cut pollution

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Keith Crain's June 9 column, "States meddle in car sales again," misses the vital role states can play in spurring innovation to help clean up our cars and save drivers money at the pump.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Invest in a great auto technician

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
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."... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

GMC has come a long way

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
GMC has come a long way since we just called Chevrolet and GMC "Bud & Bud Light" in the late 1980s.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Tie recall repairs to license plates

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
The best way to get consumers to get their vehicles repaired during recalls is to have motor vehicle administrators refuse to issue new license plates until such repairs are made.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

How about my 'wheezing' triple?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
The story "3 is the new 4" about three-cylinder engines (May 26) caught my eye as I still own one of those "wheezing" triples from the 1980s.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

FCA will amaze its detractors

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will amaze the detractors in the years to come because it was born from the flames of adversity.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Building a better car company

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Larry P. Vellequette's blog "Why the bankruptcy legacy seems different at Chrysler and GM" (autonews.com, May 22) reflects how I and several of my fellow workers at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant feel.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Mustang memory: Terrible handling

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
As much as I appreciate the overwhelming coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang ("A nifty 50 for the Mustang," April 14), I'd like to add some sober notes.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Why not push CNG/LNG vehicles?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
As a retired automotive engineer who has worked with compressed natural gas/liquefied natural gas products, I notice there is one small detail that gets overlooked: the longevity of any production motor that is configured to run on CNG/LNG.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Tenacity serves Tesla CEO well

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Don't forget how far Elon Musk has already brought Tesla into the automakers' world.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Thanks for the look at Wagoner's legacy

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
In response to "A look back at the Wagoner legacy" (March 31), I appreciate Automotive News' perspective on Rick Wagoner and his legacy at General Motors.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Snow-covered sensors are no help

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
I was fascinated and dismayed to read "Camera Ready?" in the April 7 issue.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Kill the Mustang? We 'went ballistic'

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
I enjoyed the stories about the Ford Mustang in the April 14 issue.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Where were Barra's PR, legal people?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
The performance of General Motors CEO Mary Barra, a seasoned Fortune 500 executive, during her congressional testimony was amazing.... Read More »

 

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