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Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Debuts in Seattle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 26th, 2007 9:16pm

Standard Taxi unveils its prototype at a trade show in Seattle. By Terry Moakley The author rolls out of a Standard Taxi prototype during a trade show in Seattle. I had the good fortune to attend the unveiling on September 18th [of last year] in Seattle of the first-ever, wheelchair-accessible, purpose-built taxi, known as the Standard Taxi. What is a ...


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Mary Hunt From In Women We Trust Talks About Toyota's Tundra

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 26th, 2007 4:38pm

Hey Toyota - I Want My MPG in EVERYTHING YOU MAKE! What's up with the brand bait and switch? Car companies wonder why we don't trust them. We're facing global warming everywhere and Toyota, our icon of corporate sanity, decides to undo it's good will by joining Detroit in the mud with their 15/18 mpg Tundra truck. It's BIG, about 7,200 pounds, and based on "the wants and needs of American ...


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Wash Stick Makes Cleaning Your Car Simple

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 25th, 2007 10:44pm

Washing your car is one of those things that you tend to leave at the bottom of your priority list, unless you happen to be a self-absorbed businessman who likes to impress people with his superclean exotic supercar. But we aren’t those people. We know them, but we aren’t them. I like to take my car to those places you can drive through while the brushes whip the car and clean it all up and I can still ...


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Women Car Buyers - Ask Patty is Taking a Survey!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 25th, 2007 5:34pm

Women Car Buyers we need your help! Comment on this post with your opinion, Ask Patty is taking her our own survey on whether women consumers are happy or not with their car buying experiences! Which survey has their facts right? A recent survey of 932 new car buyers, 108 shoppers, 694 non-shoppers and 101 professionals involved in automotive media, published by Automotive Retailing Today (ART), a coalition of all ...


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The #1 cause for Spinal Cord Injury is car accidents

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 25th, 2007 5:33pm

Statistics say there are between 220,000 and 285,000 people with Spinal Cord Injury in the  US . The #1 cause for Spinal Cord Injury is car accident. Car accidents happen each and every day. For a better understanding read the recent  Zorita’s  published book  “Out of the system ” ( www.outofthesystem.com ) and see how vulnerable the human beings are and how our lives can change for ...


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Interview With Lyn St. James

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 25th, 2007 12:04am

Ask Patty loves to interview great women doing great things in the automotive industry and Lyn St. James is no exception! Ask Patty sat down with Lyn to talk about her career in motorsports and the Lyn St. James Foundation. ASK PATTY: Tell us a little bit about your career in motor sports. LSJ: I was a fan and spectator from my teenage years - first drag racing, which I tried a few times and actually won some in ...


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What is a Car Recall or Technical Service Bulletins?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 24th, 2007 4:53pm

"Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 533,000 Tundra pickups and Sequoia sport utility vehicles built in Princeton, Ind."       The recall is due to steering problems that might have led to 11 accidents and six injuries, according to the company. Vehicles affected include some 2004 to 2006 model-year Tundras and some 2004 to 2007 model-year Sequoias. It doesn't include the 2007 Tundras being ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: January 23rd

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 23rd, 2007 5:52pm

We have some great posts for the carnival this week. Thank you to everyone who submitted and if you don't see your post here this week, check next week! We have some info on new Minivan designs, some ways to grab the attention of GenY-ers, some stories of women rising to the top in the industry, as well as the usual list of great tips! Let's get ready for the ride! Does the idea of having an organized garage ...


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Interview with NADA 2007 Vice Chair Annette Sykora of Ask Patty Certified Smith South Plains Dealership

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 23rd, 2007 4:26pm

Annette (Smith) Sykora started her career in the automotive industry in 1982 as title clerk at Smith Ford Mercury. By 1989, she had been the Finance manager and took over as General Manager. Shortly thereafter she purchased controlling interest in the family dealership. Annette has been active on many factory committees, such as chairing the Ford Dealers Advertising Fund for Greater Texas, and serving on many ...


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Women take the power of servicing your vehicle!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 22nd, 2007 7:45pm

As a female consumer I spent 17 years as a single mother … and as a woman who knew nothing about servicing her vehicle! Not only did I not know – I was overwhelmed with how to get the information to stop my ignorance and to stop the frustration that I felt each and every time I approached a dealership. I consider myself (as I’m sure many of you do as well) to be a good listener, good communicator and ...


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