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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Is Nissan's problem the dealers' fault?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

I was a Nissan dealer in Cambridge, Mass. That small store is how I got started in the automobile business. That was 1984. After receiving a termination notice in 1996 and seeking judicial relief, I sold the store in 2000. For the past 15 years, I have seen no improvement in Nissan's market share. Is it really the dealers' fault?...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Nissan dealer story was one-sided

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

Your Dec. 21 story "In Boston, Nissan's a tough sell to dealers" was a disappointing, one-sided portrayal of our company's business in the Boston market and beyond....
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In Boston, Nissan's a tough sell to dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Nissan's frayed relations with dealers can be seen in Boston, where one abandoned store sits vacant and the company has had problems filling two open points, sources say. The problems, they say, stem from Nissan's push to reach 10 percent market share in the U.S....
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Nissan policies erode store values, experts say

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

The value of a Nissan-brand dealership lags that of its closest rivals when it should be higher given Nissan's growing sales, buy-sell experts say. They blame Nissan's policies, such as setting sales targets that dealers consider unrealistic and favoring certain dealership buyers, for turning off potential buyers and thus eroding valuations....
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CarMax, consumer groups spar over recall repair responsibility

3:17 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

When a consumer wants to buy a used vehicle with an unfixed safety recall from a CarMax store, who should be responsible for making sure the problem gets fixed?...
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Snowbound New England dealers miss strong Feb. sales

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2015

As Massachusetts recovers from 100 inches of snow in recent weeks, many dealers there are reporting weaker-than-expected February sales, operational losses and lack of space because of massive snow piles. And New England missed out on an otherwise robust month for US auto sales....
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