Steve Finlay

Steve
Finlay
Senior Editor,
WardsAuto

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

Articles
MTV Says Its Study Debunks 5 Myths About Millennials and Cars
The generation that supposedly disdains car ownership may be misunderstood.
‘Protectionist’ Dealers Protect Customers, Says New NADA Chairman
Recovering from an injury, Bill Fox touts the competitiveness of the dealer-franchise system.
Cadillac Chief Tells Dealers No Cuts in Their Ranks 1
At a closed-door meeting, Johan de Nysschen outlines plans to bolster GM’s luxury brand.
Dealer of the Year Once Told He’d Never Be a Dealer
Andy Crews thanks both the people who believed in him and those who didn’t.
Outgoing NADA Chief Does It His Way in Farewell Speech
Forrest McConnell III assumes the role of an inspiration speaker.
NADA Chief Economist Says Higher Wages Would Help Auto Sales
“Wages and income have not risen,” even though employment rates have increased since the dark days of the recession, says Steve Szakaly.
Auto Dealers Susceptible to Cyber Crime by Association
If a vendor gets hacked, dealer data by association could become part of the stolen goods.
Incoming NADA Chairman Hurt in Accident
A fall during a city stroll causes facial and dental injuries.
Enough With Millennials, How Will Gen Z Shop for Cars?
As eventual car buyers, people born in 1996 and later are expected to enter the market with their own set of traits, tastes and expectations.
Vehicle-Financing Industry Gears Up to Fight Regulator 3
Republicans taking control of Congress means more elected officials “willing to listen to us,” says American Financial Services Assn. CEO Chris Stinebert.
Car Payments Come First, As Always
A look at financial data rebuts a claim that people switched from making mortgage payments a top priority.
The Dealer 5 | January 21, 2015
Dealer news and information from WardsAuto and around the web.
Auto Analyst Sees Stricter Lending Standards
Auto financing practices are returning to “more normal” levels, says Bank of America’s John Murphy.
GM’s ‘Tesla Fighter’ No Threat, Elon Musk Tells Detroit
The CEO of electric car maker Tesla is low-keyed in the Motor City.
Technology Would Give Car Shoppers Partial Access to Dealer-Only Auctions
Alteso’s proposal calls for consumers to see wholesale inventory. But restrictions would apply.
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