Steve Finlay

Steve
Finlay
Senior Editor,
WardsAuto

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

Articles
Future Telematics Could Aid Vehicle Appraisers
If a car owner drives hard or goes over lots of potholes, a tracking system could duly note that.
Ins and Outs of Car Buying Differ Greatly
Forty percent of people dread the car-buying process, but 90% end up saying they had a great experience at the auto dealership.
Feeling Right, Lenders Fight Federal Regulator
American Financial Services Assn. CEO tells why it is battling a regulator so hard.
Take a Deep Breath Wall Street
Vehicle-finance conference panelists tell the investor class to not fret so much about subprime auto loans.
TrueCar Tries to Patch Up Dealer Relations, Again
Despite successes in certain areas, TrueCar’s “overall approach has alienated many dealers,” says CEO Chip Perry.
Despite Lack of Demand, Mitsubishi Debuts New PHEV 1
Changing times and consumer education may nudge up PHEV demand, a Mitsubishi executive says.
Auto Dealers Poised to Fix Cars of Tomorrow
They will drive themselves, but autonomous vehicles will need repair work, says NADA president.
New Mazda MX-5 RF Crosses Over to ‘Dark’ Side
Design Director Julien Montousse says the sports car sports a new attitude.
Maserati Blows Into Premium-SUV Market 2
“SUVs are 50% of the global luxury-vehicle market,” says Maserati CEO Harald Wester, referring to why Maserati is going where it hasn’t gone before.
Nissan Bills ’17 GT-R as One Powerful Daily Driver
“We really worked on an upgraded interior,” says company executive Daniele Schillaci.
Toyota Plug-In’s New Name Aims To Clear Up Confusion
Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz tells who will buy the Prius Prime and what’s so special about it.
Clock Ticking for Next Auto-Sales Drop 1
“Industry cyclicality has not gone away, it hasn’t changed,” says John Humphrey of J.D. Power.
Gen Z Could Make Auto Sales Zoom
A study indicates automakers and car dealers should expect a new generation of buyers who want the product but watch their spending.
First Reviews: Staff Loves Redone Car Dealership
Mazda’s retail look goes from revolution to evolution.
Car Dealership One of Florida’s Biggest Polling Places
Rick Case Honda expects more than 6,000 voters will show up on its premises Tuesday.
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