To the Editor:
From your Jan. 16 coverage of the Detroit auto show, I see that once again Ford and General Motors have great-looking concept cars, the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Reflex. Americans want those cars now, not in five years.
It did not take long for foreign car manufacturers to learn how to build what the American and other buyers want.
Toyota is set to be No. 3 in U.S. sales, and Hyundai is learning faster than any car company before it what to produce and how to market it. No American car company has yet offered a 10-year/100,000-mile drivetrain warranty.
If the Big 3 don't wake up soon, in 10 years, they will be the bottom three -- if they still exist. American car quality has improved greatly in recent years, but why stop there? Consumers are looking for fresh ideas, great-looking cars with great warranties -- cars they feel good about.
Come on, Big 3, show America you can do it. Build it, and they will buy it.