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The Car That Parks Itself…Made From LEGOs?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 15th, 2006 6:55pm

You’ve heard of the Lexus that parks itself. It’s all the buzz right now. A car driving itself is a little creepy, but if it means you can avoid dings and the embarrassment of a sloppy parallel parking job, then shoot, sign us up! Well, you can be your own engineer of one of these parking wonders, however the only thing small enough to ride in it is your kid’s hamster. It’s a little LEGO vehicle that ...


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Alternative Cars: If it has to be, it's up to me and you and you and you...

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 15th, 2006 5:07pm

by Mary Hunt of In Women We Trust Saturday at the Santa Monica Alternative Car and Transportation Expo, I was truly ga-ga over the go-go aspects of the new cars and their under-the-hood/seat/trunk technologies. Cool! We are finally on the right road and it was nice to see lots of women like me also enjoying the new options. Then I was asked to sign a petition... "It's a petition to send a message to the ...


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Ask Patty Launches Holiday Fundraiser for United Spinal Association

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 14th, 2006 4:48pm

Ask Patty is supporting the United Spinal Association in an online-based holiday fundraising effort during the month of December. The mission of United Spinal is to provide expertise, create access to resources and strengthen hope, thereby enabling people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) to fulfill their potential as active members of their communities. We’ve committed to support the United Spinal ...


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Ask Patty Gift Garage: Week Five

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 14th, 2006 4:47pm

The countdown is officially on ladies! How many days left? 10 days to be exact… or 11 if you want to squeeze in today. And I even counted Christmas Eve! Don’t stress out because Patty is here to whisper some even more great gift ideas into your little elf ears! It seems the car-related gifts are never ending! It seems like everyday we are hearing about roadside hazards and horror stories about people who ...


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Leader of KIDS AND CARS recognized by Safe Kids Kansas

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 14th, 2006 12:23am

In recognition for her strong dedication and commitment to accidental childhood injury prevention Janette Fennell was presented with The Outstanding Achievement in Childhood Safety Award by Safe Kids Kansas on December 5, 2006. This award was presented for her national and state efforts to enact policy change and is given annually to an organization, community, or individual in Kansas who has demonstrated achievement in ...


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40 MPG is LOW at the Alt Car Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 13th, 2006 6:26pm

by Mary Hunt of In Women We Trust Dang! Just when I was feeling smug by getting 40 mpg with my Honda Civic (that isn't a hybrid) I go to the Santa Monica ALT Car Show and meet cars that get 100 mpg or don't use gas at all. This little red bomber of a car called the NmG for No More Gas, comes from Myers Motors. It looks like it slid out of cartoon, but actually it's shaped to mimic a bike helmet for ...


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How To Buy A Great Used Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 13th, 2006 4:38pm

Click here to listen to our new Ask Patty Womanar Podcast: How To Buy A Great Used Car December 13th, 2006  at 3:00 PM EST  Duration 30 minutes Amy Mattinat, author of “How To Buy A Great Used Car”, will give you advice and helpful tips on how to shop for, inspect, test drive, and negotiate the sale of a used car. Amy will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to create a budget for ...


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Consistency: 2007 Honda Accord EX-L

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 13th, 2006 4:38pm

by Emily Hansen of Motherproof In the name of full disclosure, I have to put my bias on the table. I am a Honda girl. My first car was a 1971 Honda Civic CVCC, a tiny deathtrap of a car, but my pride and joy to say the least. My family is also one of “those families” that has five or six Honda’s in the driveway when we get together for the holidays. So my history with Honda is long and positive. Being a ...


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Tapping Technology to Battle Drunk Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 12th, 2006 11:10pm

Installing interlocks on all convicted drunk drivers' vehicles would save approximately 4,000 lives a year. I only wish my son could have been one of those lives saved. On May 3, 1988, Courtney was playing with his two older cousins at his grandmother's house. Hearing the alluring music of an ice cream truck, Courtney followed his cousins outside. That's when the offender's car came barreling down the ...


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My Baby Blue

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 12th, 2006 9:51pm

by Betty Dirosse Once upon a time, when cars were truly affordable, I received my first new car. It was a 1971 robin's egg blue Volkswagen. Little did either I or the car know, we would have many adventures by moving from suburban Long Island, NY, to Wilmington, Vermont. Over the course of those next nine years and 350,000 miles (yep, although salt on the roads made a transplant of the engine to a second body ...


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