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The Real View On Statistics

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 1st, 2007 7:40pm

by Candie Leigh White, Author of The Green Pea If it’s true that the ebb and flow of societal energy runs concurrent with world affairs then it makes sense that the automotive industry is exhibiting the same double-talk as our politicians. Should we be in Iraq?  Should we consider the voice of our women who comprise over 51% of the buying public?  Hmm. A true dilemma. It makes me scream. ...


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Average Joan’s guide to Kicking The Tires

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 1st, 2007 7:39pm

Most people do not know what to look for is a used car.  That’s okay, you don’t have to be an expert to come across as one. With the following tips, you will feel like a regular pro and won’t feel disadvantaged when walking onto a car lot. Take this small checklist with you to remind you what to look for. Tires - Tire treads wear evenly. If the tread on one of the tires is worse than the others, ...


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Drive along with the new Fox television action adventure

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 1st, 2007 12:00pm

"The next time you're cut off by crazed drivers on your way to work, give them a little slack. They could be racing for their lives." (Or so says the official DRIVE text on the www.fox.com/drive/ microsite. I spent four hours watching the season premiere of DRIVE tonight... once live, and then again on video tape because I suffered so many interruptions the first time, it was impossible to follow ...


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Gas Dandy: The Best Gas Mileage Tool Around!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 1st, 2007 12:00pm

So check out this little gizmo I found for keeping track of your gas mileage. GasDandy is an easy-to-use tool that tracks your vehicle's mileage and vital statistics, providing data that can be used for both business and personal purposes, including tax deductions!* This simple program calculates mile-per-gallon averages and even reminds drivers when maintenance such as oil changes and tire rotations are due, ...


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Free Manicures, Massages, and a Ford Edge? All At Dorian Ford!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 1st, 2007 12:00pm

You heard us right. Mike Dorian Ford in Detroit, an Ask Patty Female Friendly certified dealer, served the ladies this month at their Ladies Night at the dealership. Carolyn Dorian, General Manager, helped launch this event that was so successful. Dorian Ford has been a family owned and operated dealership since they opened for business in 1964. Their operating philosophy has been simple: Keep costs down and pass the ...


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Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival September 27th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 1st, 2007 12:00pm

This week AskPatty.com is taking a trip around the motorsports world to see what's happening with fantabulous females in the racing world. This week we crawled the web to find all the posts and articles floating in the blogosphere about women in motorsports. Congratulations! NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Peggy Llewellyn won her first NHRA national event at, making the Countdown to One field by the ...


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New Year’s Resolutions For You & Your Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 29th, 2006 3:59pm

Our friendly pals over at AutoTrader.com have put together a snazzy New Year's Resolution list for Ask Patty! Make a resolution for you and your vehicle for 2007! Be Happier Get out of that Old Car – Whether you want to drive it until the wheels fall off (and they just did), you don’t feel it is dependable, it is not big enough for the family, or it just isn’t what you want, with the variety of ...


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Watch Your Fingers!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 28th, 2006 10:44pm

Anyone who has slammed their fingers in doors (especially car doors) knows how painful it can be to squish those digits between heavy objects. Finger crunching is obviously a concern of parents with cars, whether it’s in doors or in automatic windows. According to the Detroit Free Press, there has been a recent push by parents and safety advocates to create a bill in Congress mandating power windows that will not ...


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Onstar Turn-By-Turn: Sidestepping that Navigation Screen

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 28th, 2006 4:08pm

by Joel Arellano of Automotive.com I’m a car lover and techno geek and love when the two mesh together. Yet I don’t always see the advantages immediately. When we bought our 2005 Honda Accord hybrid I balked at purchasing the top-of-the line model with navigation system. “Why,” I asked my significant other, “do you want one? We’ve got Mapquest and, in a pinch, the Thomas Guide.” But ...


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Oprah Gives More Than Cars This Time

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 28th, 2006 12:48am

In her usual deep pocket style, Oprah Winfrey has decided to start another show, to be aired on ABC and titled “Oprah Winfrey's The Big Give” where 10 people will have to spend Oprah’s money to come up with "the most powerful, sensational, emotional and dramatic ways to give to others," according to the News Observer. You might remember the episode a few years ago when Oprah and ...


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