To the Editor:
I am responding to "Chrysler Financial riles nonfloorplan dealers" (Nov. 5).
I'm not sure why any nonfloorplan Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealer would be upset about this slight delay in payment.
If you want to mess around with Chrysler's noncompetitive floorplan interest rates, be my guest. If they delayed our payments by 30 days, I would still be ahead with our current subprime floorplanning.
The truth is that the nonfloorplan dealers should be happy that they do not have to pay premium interest rates with all the hidden strings attached. They should remember why they don't floorplan with the factory. The factory can shut you down without cause, put in a proxy to run your operation, and you have few if any rights of appeal.
This is just another game Chrysler is playing that has nothing to do with selling more vehicles. We can only hope that the new management at Chrysler makes changes to focus on sales instead of beating up on more of its dealers.