Open letter to troubled Asian automakers
Dear Asian automakers:
We’ve all seen pictures, like these at the New York Times, of your new cars jamming the lots at the port of Long Beach. It certainly has me, the owner and driver of a 15-year-old Mazda, thinking that now might be a good time to consider getting a new set of wheels.
While I’m working out the financial logistics, however, I think I can help you with those overcrowded parking lots of yours. I just happen to have space in my garage for another car, and my driveway will accommodate two. I’d like to offer that parking space to you — free of charge.
I noticed this photo and others were of Toyotas, which is the brand I had in mind for my next purchase. If three of them were parked at my place, I (and my neighbors) could get to know them “up close and personal,” which would undoubtedly encourage my buying sooner rather than later. Or maybe you could send one Toyota and two other brands. Whatever works for you.
You can use the email address on my “About” page to contact me about delivery details, since I’ll need to be home to open the garage.
Oh, just one thing: Could one of the cars be the red SUV in the picture? It would look particularly nice in my driveway. Thanks. Glad I could help.