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Ford Takes Away the Honors in Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 10th, 2007 9:11am

The Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX sport utility vehicles earned a "top safety pick" grade today from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which also raised its crash ratings on the Ford Fusion. According to the Detroit Free Press article, in a series of tests sponsored by Ford, the institute awarded both vehicles "good" scores in front- and side-impact crash tests, as well as "good" ...


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Cars and Babies Oh My! Having Your Baby In A Car!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 9th, 2007 4:19pm

Will your child grow up to be a car lover? If you give birth to them in a car, that might be a start. Apparently a lot of families start in cars (and I mean in that in many ways). From conception to birth, cars seem to be a popular pick for baby-minded folks. We found some great stories about car kids that we thought we’d share with you! We’d like to introduce you to these road warriors: Erin, Edward, Oliver, ...


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Behind the Scenes at NADA: Tracy Shields Jones Named 2007 Time Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 9th, 2007 12:41pm

Ask Patty was behind the scenes playing sleuth at National Automobile Dealers Association, bringing you all the news from the dealer side. During the conference, Tracy Shields Jones, president of Century Automotive Group, was named the 2007 Time Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year. Shields Jones is a third-generation dealer who as a child would watch her grandfather and father and say, “I want to be just like ...


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Breaking News: Ashley Force Announces She Will Drive Funny Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 8th, 2007 10:35pm

The L.A. Times just broke the story about Ashley Force joining the ranks of her father, John Force, in the professional Funny Car world. The speeches had been made, the sponsors introduced, the one-on-one interviews completed. When the conference call was finally over, John Force, a 14-time funny car champion in National Hot Rod Assn. drag racing, could take a deep breath. And then came a casual question: "Is ...


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United Spinal Motorsports Seeks Support and Sponshorship

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 8th, 2007 10:06pm

Ask Patty is looking for support from race teams and race car drivers to display the United Spinal Motorsports logo to bring awareness and educate people with disabilities about the opportunity to compete on an equal playing field with able bodied race car drivers in the Sports Car Club of America. The mission of United Spinal Association’s Motorsports program is to encourage people with disabilities, including ...


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Behind the Scenes at NADA: Toyota Puts Mobility on Priority List

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 8th, 2007 4:40pm

We recently spent five days at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Vegas and we scoured the event for great programs for the consumers. We saw amazing new technology in suspensions and safety, new, softer car washing machines, and we saw great new financing and loan systems. But nothing quite took our breath away like the Toyota booth. There Ask Patty met the champions of the Toyota ...


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Jody DeVere of Ask Patty Officially Named Chairperson of United Spinal Motorsports Committee.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 7th, 2007 8:22pm

Jody DeVere has officially been named Chairperson of United Spinal Motorsports Committee. United Spinal Association’s Motorsports program encourages people with disabilities, including individuals who use adaptive automotive equipment to participate in competitive Motorsports.  Motorsports programs allow people with disabilities to compete on an equal playing field with those without disabilities and foster ...


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Uh-Oh The Battery Is Dead

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 7th, 2007 4:28pm

When I was in elementary school my parents bought a Jeep Cherokee Laredo, in white. It was my first new-car buying experience, and I think I did pretty well all things considered. My younger brother and I took the responsibility of testing out the rear seats in all the models on the lot with unlocked doors. We took our jobs very seriously. Does it have rear seats? Check. Does it have seatbelts? Check. Can I sit on my side ...


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The Internet Is Your Friend When Searching For A New Or Used Car!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 7th, 2007 1:17am

by Joy Sherman, MsMotorcars.com Who knew the internet would play such a crucial role in the car buying process.  I can remember when car dealers dragged their feet and groaned loudly whenever someone mentioned a computer!  While there are still some auto dealers both new and used who have yet to become fully automated, most of them have their inventory available via their websites. There are popular ...


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Women Behind The Wheel — How You Can Profit From A Women-driven Auto Market!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 6th, 2007 1:18pm

When Christine Wilson bought her Audi, she told the salesman exactly what she wanted. With the help of the Internet, Wilson had researched the price of her car and the features she wanted. She brought these to the dealer. She didn't have time to haggle back and forth. This was her third dealer already and she was ready to buy. The salesman tried to raise the price, but Wilson held her ground. "I know what I ...


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