I am writing in support of William Catterall, the retired Ford engineer who ordered a Toyota Prius (Letters, March 28).
Ford has a lot of problems - declining sales, high inventories and a lot of dealers who are just hanging on.
I am a retired Lincoln-Mercury dealer. I thoroughly condone Catterall's action, and I am sure that he has earned his Ford pension and other benefits. I don't know how many years of his life he gave to Ford, but I do know that a lot of fellows like me have had a long connection with Ford, and some of us wonder where Ford is heading.
I read Automotive News and other publications, and I talk to other former dealers, and I believe Ford is in a little bit of trouble.
Maybe CEO Bill Ford should call Catterall and ask him why he wanted to buy a Prius. I think I know: Ford is no longer selling what you want; it is selling what it wants.