To the Editor:
Why use opinions on the success of car designs in the Letters section when the facts are printed in the back of your paper?
There is continuing anecdotal evidence on the success of Buick's car designs in the letters section, including one letter from a Buick dealer in your March 6 issue ("With new models, Buick's a strong competitor").
Here's what the sales figures in the back of that issue showed for Buick car sales for the first two months of this year:
Market share declined to 2.1 percent from 2.4 percent last year.
Volume declined to 25,068 from 26,563.
That is with Buick's blockbuster Lucerne fully on line.
Buick's total market share (cars and trucks) for two months declined to 1.6 percent from 1.7 percent.
A historical note: Buick was No. 3 in car sales in 1954, 1955 and 1956.
It had 10.3 percent of the car market in 1955.
Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
As Jack Webb said so succinctly on "Dragnet" when Buick was just behind Chevy and Ford, "Just the facts."
Hello, Buick, your show is slipping.