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Jill Lajdziak, Rita Case, Cynthia Fergusson and Susan Givens to Receive Spirit of Leadership Award During NADA 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 3rd, 2007 3:43pm

Detroit, MI January 3 2007 -- The Women's Automotive Association International (WAAI) will present its 12th annual Spirit of Leadership awards at a fundraiser luncheon to be held during the 2007 NADA convention in February. The annual luncheon is scheduled to be held in Ballroom D at the Las Vegas Hilton February 3, 2007, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. "The four women we are honoring this year are an ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: January 2nd

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 2nd, 2007 5:19pm

Welcome to 2007! We want to kick off this new year with a new carnival full of helpful tips and newsworthy articles out in the automotive world! We have some new year’s resolutions for you and your car, as well as some anecdotal stories about haggling and buying cars. And who knew liquid coal could be a viable energy source for cars?! Columnist Kate Thayer recounts her experiences buying cars, first as a young ...


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

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 2nd, 2007 5:10pm

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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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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