TO THE EDITOR:
Carlos Ghosn put a little bit of light on the 20-year marriage between Nissan and Renault ("Attack mode," March 9). I've been a California Nissan dealer for over 54 years. When Mr. Ghosn came in to revive Nissan, he was young with lots of energy and charisma. He visited the U.S. operations, met with the dealers, listened and asked what we needed and what we wanted.
Operations began to progress, and Ghosn was considered a genius to some in the automotive industry. But 2015 began the downfall: his plan of gaining market share and ignoring product and development; dividing the dealer body in half with the slogan "grow or go"; creating a prostitution environment of the Nissan brand between dealers; terminating very good, reputable dealers and taking on short-term new dealers with financial handouts to drive market share, which backfired.
"Ghosn to Nissan: Don't blame me for your struggles." Wow.
VINCE COMPAGNO, President, Napa Nissan, Napa, Calif.