Ask Patty's expert women collectively know all there is to know about cars and trucks. We asked them for opinions on some of the brands and models out ther right now and we got some great feedback! Check out our reviews of the 2007 FOrd Edge and the 2007 Chrysler Sebring.
A CUV That Every Woman Will Want - The 2007 Ford Edge
by Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®
The quest for the perfect female friendly car is not easy. So many manufacturers boast they meet every females needs, but I wonder if they actually speak to women and then produce the product they plan. After driving the new 2007 Ford Edge, I think I've found the best all around female friendly car.
Visibility and seating comfort are two of the most important factors women consider when purchasing a new auto, the Edge has covered both with the least amount of blind spots than I've seen in a long time, and comfort that should make any size and shape women comfortable.
The bold new Ford Edge is in the red-hit crossover utility segment that offers dynamic driving character and innovative features designed to make it female friendly. Equipped with a 265 horsepower engine that give you power and fuel economy, plus a quiet ride that we all need.
Most impressive was the standard safety features that other brands will charge extra for Edge includes: 4 wheel disc brakes with factory anti-lock brakes, side impact air bags, energy absorbing steering wheel and knee bolsters, safety canopy system for rollover protection, extended side air curtain, roll stability control, and Advancetrac® will give any women control of the road.
After driving this impressive vehicle I was impressed with the handling as it wasn't over assisted like many new cars and still give the flexibility of a SUV, yet graceful and a joy to drive.
There is so much storage that you can actually put your purse or laptop in the center console that has adjustable storage, more cup holders that you can fill, four power outlets, pen holder, and even a tissue box holder. As for sound add your own with a MP3 adapter or listen to the factory Sirius radio - the sound was just as impressive. Every control, even the navigational system was easy to use even with acrylic nails.
Most enjoyable was the panoramic vista roof, this large glass moonroof provides a grand view of the sky and can partially open as well as tilt or slide back. There is even a cover to keep the sun out of the kids eyes.
This very responsive Edge offers drivers a confident ride without compromising the fun factor and gives women a new place to call their second home. All for a starting price of $25,900 for this sporty CUV. I'd recommend you take a trip to your local Ford dealer, you'll get a lot for your investment.
A Woman's Take on the 2007 Chrysler Sebring
by Joy Sherman
When I was asked to write a review on a car, I immediately thought of Chrysler’s new Sebring. This fall I had the opportunity to participate in a ride and drive of the Sebring. This car is impressive! First of all, the design is fresh and commands attention. The car has been completely overhauled.
Some new fantastic features include a remote start built in to the key itself. You can also lower the windows from the key, if it’s hot outside and want to cool the car down before entry. Optional, interior fabric guard called YES Essentials works great. I personally spilled coffee all over a swatch. The fabric did not absorb any of it. Speaking of coffee, how about heated and cooled cup holders! Brilliant! MyGIG Multimedia offers a 20 gb hard drive, voice activated GPS navigation and SIRIUS radio, offering real time traffic reports, DVD playback and an audio jack. There’s a USB connection, you can even download photos of your children or your favorite pet! If you’re a traveling working girl, the front passenger seat folds down for easy set up of your laptop.
Chrysler offers three engines for the Sebring. All models offer great gas mileage, with different horsepower options as well as flex fuel on their 2.7 liter DOHC 24 Valve V6.
Best of all, this sexy stylish machine is really affordable! Expect to pay between $19,000 and $24,000 depending on options.
It’s obvious Chrylser kept the female customer in mind when redesigning the Sebring. And why shouldn’t they? We make up over 70% of the automotive buying power! Kudos to Chrysler!