Automotive News and Ziff-Davis have chosen the finalists for the first annual Best Dealership Web Site competition.
Auto dealerships sent more than 900 entries to the contest, which recognizes the dealerships that are using the Internet most effectively to reach consumers.
Automotive News and Ziff-Davis will announce the best overall site winner and category winners during the National Automobile Dealers Association convention at the San Francisco Marriott Satur-day, Feb. 6.
A panel of key editorial executives from Ziff-Davis and Automotive News conducted an extensive analysis of the nominees. The 900 entries were narrowed to an elite group of 19 finalists.
The finalists are:
Most User-Friendly: Avis Ford, Southfield, Mich., www.avisford.com; Cherry Hill Nissan, Cherry Hill, N.J., www.cherryhill-nissan.com; Johnson Ford, Kingston, N.Y., www.johnsonford.com; Village Ford, Dearborn, Mich., www. villageford.com.
Most Innovative: Banner Chevrolet, New Orleans, www.banner chevy.com; Cherry Hill Motors, Cherry Hill, N.J., www.chmb.com; Daniels BMW, Allentown, Pa., www.danielsbmw.com; Johnson Ford, Kingston, N.Y., www.johnson ford.com.
Best Content: Alserra Auto Plaza, Grand Blanc, Mich., www.alserra. com; Cherry Hill Motors, Cherry Hill, N.J., www.chmb.com; Mossy Nissan Dealerships, San Diego, www. mossy.com; Ray Burnette VW, Alexandria, Va., www.cars.com/ rayburnettevw.
Best Interactivity: BMW of Manhattan, New York, www.bmwnyc. com; Boch Automotive Enter-prises, Norwood, Mass., www. boch.com; James Toyota Outlet, Flemington, N.J., www.toyota outlet.com; Scott Volkswagen, East Providence, R.I., www.scott vw.com.
Best Service & Parts: Boch Automotive Enterprises, Norwood, Mass., www.boch.com; Sunbelt Nissan, Augusta, Ga., www.sunbelt nissan.com; Thomason Auto Group, Portland, Ore., www. thomasonautogroup.com; Thomp-son Organization, Doylestown, Pa., www.1800thompson.com.
Best New Cars: Avis Ford, Southfield, Mich., www.avisford. com; Cherry Hill Motors, Cherry Hill, N.J., www.chmb.com; Crevier BMW, Santa Ana, Calif., www. crevierbmw.com; Scott Volkswagen, East Providence, R.I., www.scott vw.com.
Best Pre-Owned Cars: Avis Ford, Southfield, Mich., www.avisford. com; Koons of Manassas, Manas-sas, Va., www.koonsmanassas.com; Village Ford, Dearborn, Mich., www.villageford.com.