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Marketing Barbie our Automotive Role Model?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 23rd, 2007 3:01pm

Growing up with three sisters, the Barbie doll fascination just really escaped me. I wanted a Ken doll, he just seemed a bit more realistic as a role model for me. My sisters worried about nail polish and when they could wear nylons, I wanted a tree house in the back yard. I am 100% all girl and love the guys but my interests were much more athletic naturally. Check out this limited production Barbie-themed hot pink bug ...


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Meet a New Ask Patty Female Friendly Dealer: Germain Honda of Naples!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 23rd, 2007 2:58pm

Germain Honda is now an Ask Patty Female Friendly Certified Dealer! Germain Honda has made an increased commitment to the female car buyer to provide a safe and comfortable buying experience. The Germain Automotive Family was instrumental in getting Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support, Inc. started in 1995. Because of Germain’s generosity Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support, Inc. was able to open their doors and ...


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Clutch - The Vancouver Dealership Built For Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 22nd, 2007 9:17pm

Most women jump at the opportunity to buy something special that will make them feel like a million dollars; especially if that special something comes wrapped in a signature blue box or features luxurious monogrammed leather.  But a woman in a car dealership often feels like a lamb in a wolf’s den, even if the den is littered with sleek Porsches and cute VW Cabriolets. Enter Clutch. Clutch is the brainchild ...


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The Power Of Duct Tape - An Auto Essential

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 22nd, 2007 4:22pm

The Power Of Duct Tape - An Auto Essential   It is important, being a woman, to especially take care in including emergency items in your car for any type of mishap. This article is going to focus on DUCT TAPE and it's versatility from quick-fix auto repair to first aid. Personally, I LOVE DUCT TAPE AND IT'S NUMEROUS USES not just with cars, but with everything I do, from my office, my home, kids and the outdoors. Back in 1984 when I was working at one of ...


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There’s FINANCING, And Then There’s SPECIAL FINANCING

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 21st, 2007 5:26pm

by Christina Briggs Special financing? Whatever is that? Well, it is how it sounds. Special financing is financing set up for individuals with ‘special’ credit. Special financing means higher interest rates, pre-set prices by the banks on vehicles, fees paid by the dealer, and sometimes required down payments. That’s what special financing means to the banks and the dealership. But what does it mean ...


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Auto Makers Start Listening to What Women Want!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 21st, 2007 4:21pm

We love our cars, right ladies? Well the auto manufacturers are picking up on this more and more. NewsNet5.com reported on the automakers "Female focus" in Detroit. 5 On Your Side consumer specialist Angie Lau went to Detroit to grill auto executives about what they're doing for women. Automakers are sitting up and paying attention. Lau tracked down Chrysler's vice president of marketing, George ...


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MSN Money Features Ask Patty!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 21st, 2007 12:02am

We had to break up our regularly scheduled posts to announce the exciting news that Ask Patty was featured on MSN Money today! MSN Money covered Ask Patty's recent addition of 13 dealer stores to our Female Friendly dealers listing. AskPatty.Com Inc. has certified 13 Crown dealerships across the country, including the one in St. Petersburg/Clearwater. The Ask Patty Certified Dealer program was designed ...


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Find Your Dream Car: NADA Ask Patty Press Conference a Success!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 20th, 2007 8:21pm

Find your dream car on AskPatty.com here: http://www.askpatty.com/chrome.php Ask Patty held her first press conference at the National Automobile Dealer's Association conference in Las Vegas, Nevada this month. We were there to announce our great new partnerships with Chrome Systems and MyCarPage! To give you a little more info about it, let me highlight some fun aspects about these partnerships and then I ...


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Ask Patty Week Around the Auto World Blog Carnival: February 20th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 20th, 2007 6:35pm

Ask Patty is back for another round! This week seems to have a theme of car repairs and going green... or at least trying to. Ever wonder how car makers decide which colors to use? We have some answers for you! Check out our helpful tips and news stories from around the auto world! Thank you to all of our submitters this week as always! Let's get ready to ride! United Spinal Association teamed up with the Sports ...


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Can YOU Pass The Test?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 17th, 2007 5:30pm

2006 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test For the second year in a row, we conducted the GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test, fielding a study to gauge the driving knowledge and practices of the American public. The study was divided into two sections: the first section asked standard written driving test questions (taken from state driving tests) and the second section asked driving behavior questions. The results ...


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