TO THE EDITOR:
The odds are really poor that General Motors can resurrect Cadillac ("Cadillac: 'We've got one chance,' " Jan. 21). Once again, they pick someone who looks good, talks the talk, but cannot walk the walk!
Mark Reuss does not possess what it will take to change the limp and sad situation at Cadillac. There is no way that the same group will suddenly and miraculously transform anything.
Sorry to bust the bubble, but all recent attempts to emulate either BMW, Mercedes-Benz or Audi have fallen flat. How much was spent developing the CT6, only to bring a totally noncompetitive vehicle to market? The limo industry avoided it; old-line customers like myself did not buy it; almost no one bought it. Because it did not come close in anything except price to the others.
So now we are to believe that this same group will bring a "gotta have this" vehicle out of thin air? The tooth fairy is more believable than that.
To develop vehicles that people want, you need competent and capable producers. I did not hear that GM brought in designers, engineers or production leadership from Audi, M-B or BMW. Ergo, they are doing the same thing and expecting a different result.
That is not just dumb, it is ignorant, and on so many levels.
Want to place a wager on how many months before Reuss is pushed out in the dead of night?
A.M. deLANGE, Reisterstown, Md.,The writer is a former oil company engineer who now is an independent provider of vehicle servicing.