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Crown Dealership Group Becomes AskPatty Certified

Published Feb 15th 2007, 11:57am by Patty Streeter in Pressroom Press Releases
St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) February 15, 2007 -- The Crown Dealership Group of St. Petersburg, in recognition of the value of the female consumer, is the first large dealer organization to embrace the Ask Patty program. The Crown Dealership Group consists of 13 separate dealerships located in Florida and Ohio.

The Crown Dealership Group is a premier dealer in Florida, and one of the largest privately held dealership groups in the US, covering markets in the Tampa Bay area, Tallahassee, and Columbus OH. Crown dealerships sold more than 16,200 new and used vehicles in 2005. Taking the step to become certified as AskPatty Female Friendly as an entire auto group will open the door for even more sales and satisfied customers in 2007.

The Crown Dealership Group in St. Petersburg/Clearwater includes Acura, Audi, Buick, Jaguar, Maybach, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Honda, Nissan, Pontiac-GMC, Hyundai, Suzuki, and Kia; in Tallahassee BMW, VW, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, and Isuzu and also Ford in Wauchula, FL. Crown Dealership Group includes two dealerships in Dublin, Ohio: Crown Euro Cars (Mercedes Benz) and Crown Chrysler-Jeep-Kia.

AskPatty.com, Inc.(http://www.askpatty.com) recently launched a new and informative web site, designed to provide women with automotive advice. The site has grown in popularity and is the #1 automotive advice site for women on the internet.

"AskPatty.com is a great resource for those who would like detailed automotive advice we are proud to support AskPatty and appreciate their endorsement of the Crown Group. We are driven to provide all of our customers with the best sales and service experience possible, and are excited about the opportunity to work with Ask Patty to be sure that we provide the absolute top level of service for our female customers," stated Jim Myers, COO of Crown Dealership Group.

"Crown's decision to partner with Ask Patty reflects the kind of forward thinking needed to deliver consistent outstanding results in customer satisfaction and sales growth to this important consumer segment. Ask Patty applauds the commitment of the Crown Dealership Group to address the needs of the female consumer," stated Jody DeVere, President of AskPatty.

Peter Martin, CEO of Ask Patty agrees: "Crown's dealerships, both in Ohio and Florida, proves there is a growing awareness of the buying power of the woman consumer. Crown Dealership Group is setting a prime example of customer service."

Women represent over half of all vehicles sold annually in the United States with revenues topping $80 billion every year. Until Ask Patty, there hasn't really been a website exclusively devoted to their needs and concerns.

Ask Patty and the Female Friendly certification program has been featured in the New York Times, Motor Trend, CBS Radio, Oprah and Friends XM Radio Network as well as the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Macomb Daily newspaper. The response from the media and the public has been overwhelmingly positive toward the site and the information provided by it.

About AskPatty.com, Inc.:
Ask Patty provides women consumers an opportunity to send questions about car buying, selling, repair and maintenance to a panel of expert automotive women and is a safe online place to share and discuss their car buying experiences. Women can submit posts directly to the Ask Patty website. The Ask Patty advisory panel of automotive expert women is headed up by Deborah Renshaw -- professional NASCAR driver, and is comprised of women who hold various leadership positions in the automotive industry.

Women purchase over 50 percent of all vehicles sold in the United States each year and influence 85 percent of the buying decisions, spending over $80 billion. Yet, shopping for and buying a car can be a challenge for women who are first time car buyers or for women who had a bad experience in the past with a car salesman or dealership.

Properly armed with the right tools and training your dealerships can increase its share of the largest and fastest growing demographic of new vehicle buyers in the U.S. -- Women Consumers. The Ask Patty Certified Dealer program was designed specifically for car dealerships to attract, sell, retain and keep loyal women consumers.

AskPatty.com is a member and 2006 corporate sponsor of the Women's Automotive Association International based in Detroit, MI, on the Women's Board of the Car Care Council, a SEMA member and a member of the SEMA Business Women's Networking Group.

Ask Patty Certified Dealer Program:
Properly armed with the right tools and training your dealerships can increase its share of the largest and fastest growing demographic of new vehicle buyers in the US -- Women Consumers. The Ask Patty Certified Dealer program was designed specifically for car dealerships to attract, sell, retain and keep loyal women consumers.

Visit any of the Crown Dealerships at http://www.askpatty.net or contact the dealerships at their individual pages below.

Florida Dealerships
Crown Acura: (800) 967-9141 - askpatty.net/crownacura
Crown Audi: (800) 967-4383 - askpatty.net/crownaudi
Crown Jaguar/Euro Cars: (800) 967-4585 - askpatty.net/crowneurocars
Crown Mitsubishi: (800) 967-6188 - askpatty.net/crownmitsubishi
Crown Honda: (800) 967-6190 - askpatty.net/crownhonda
Crown Nissan: (800) 967-9605 - askpatty.net/crownnissan
Crown Pontiac-GMC: (800) 967-9637 - askpatty.net/crowngmc
Crown Hyundai-Suzuki: (800) 968-9206 - askpatty.net/crownhyundai
Crown Kia: (800) 967-9838 - askpatty.net/crownkia
Crown Capital Volvo/Euro Cars: (800) 967-6213 - askpatty.net/capitaleurocars
Crown Ford: (800) 968-2531 - askpatty.net/crownfordwauchula

Ohio Dealerships
Crown Euro Cars: (800) 967-6670 - askpatty.net/crowneurocar.mercedescenter
Crown Chrysler-Jeep-Kia: (800) 967-6890 - askpatty.net/crownchryslerjeep

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