To the Editor:
I looked at 10-month U.S. car and light-truck sales, and I found Pontiac and Buick, 613,909 sales, vs. Kia and Hyundai, 615,601 -- 1,692 more for the latter.
Shame on General Motors and American pride for allowing that to happen. Where are the replacements for Jim McDonald, Bill Hoglund and Mike Losh, Pontiac general managers who had aggressive attitudes and pride?
I guess GM's Project 2000 and combining franchises were not such great ideas. They make jack-of-all-trades and master-of-none mentalities. And Kia, Hyundai and Subaru push their dealers for stand-alone stores.
I hope Mark LaNeve didn't get to be GM's sales boss too late to do for Pontiac and Buick what he did for Cadillac. Are Japanese and Koreans that much smarter than Americans?
Let's go, General. Show what you are made of!