Steve Finlay

Steve
Finlay
Senior Editor,
WardsAuto

Editor of WardsAuto Dealer Business magazine, Steve writes about automobile dealers and retail practices.

Articles
FTC Goes After Misleading Dealer Ads
The federal regulator is stepping up its enforcement in an unprecedented way.
FTC Goes After Misleading Dealer Ads
The federal regulator is stepping up its enforcement in an unprecedented way.
Flawed Voice-Recognition Systems Seem Hard of Hearing
In-vehicle voice-activated systems rank poorly in customer-satisfaction ratings.
Flawed Voice-Recognition Systems Seem Hard of Hearing
In-vehicle voice-activated systems rank poorly in customer-satisfaction ratings.
Second-Gen Chevy Volt to Debut at Detroit Auto Show
The new plug-in hybrid will offer improvements in technology and design, says Tim Mahoney, Chevy’s marketing chief.
Michigan Better Place to Do Business, Governor Says
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks about job training, right-to-work, tax reforms and what kind of car he drives (or is driven around in).
Engineers Great, But Don’t Forget Skilled Trades, Governor Says 1
Government-business partnerships for job training aren’t new. But Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is calling to revitalize such efforts.
Advice to Suppliers: Don’t Wait for Call
“Proactive suppliers are looking out to 2018 and 2019 and 2020,” says auto analyst Michael Robinet.
Hold Your Horses, Self-Driving Production Cars Long Way Off
“The last thing we want to do is bring technologies to market with unintended consequences,” says John Capp of GM.
Auto Sales Speed Along, But What’s That Barrier Ahead?
“It is tough to see consumers paying $3,000 more for the same car just because someone in Washington says you have to buy it,” says NADA’s chief economist.
Still Far Too Many Accidents, NHTSA Official Says
Active safety systems show great potential, says Nat Beuse of the U.S. safety agency.
VW Plans 60 Models From Single Architecture
Launch difficulties aside, MQB offers “enormous flexibility,” says an R&D executive.
Englishman Drums Up Auto Business in Michigan
Nigel Francis’ role is to promote, retain and grow the auto industry in Michigan.
Incorrect Dirty-Factory Perceptions Linger
People who haven’t visited an auto plant lately don’t know what they are missing, says Jay Baron, head of the Center for Automotive Research.
Nissan Marketer Tells of Social-Media Hits and Misses
Nissan marketing executive tells of hits and misses during the automaker’s ambitious social-media efforts.
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