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Travel Bliss: The Hunt For The Family Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 19th, 2006 4:29pm

by Holly Schwendiman It was about this time two years ago when we purchased our last car. The holiday season was approaching and we had a year of long distance travels coming up. We knew we needed something that worked better for our family. My back couldn’t continue taking the constant reaching and stretching to restart the movie on the laptop every time it got bumped, and my nerves sure couldn’t take ...


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Help a Child on Wheels

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2006 4:27pm

Help a Child Soar this Season This holiday season give a gift with meaning! A wheelchair can be a lonely place if you think no one cares, but if people are pulling for you, you’re bound to make it! Like any athlete people living with disabilities are encouraged and supported by fans like you. Your support is needed today to help those ...


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JD Power Women Online: Opportunities for Dealerships

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2006 4:24pm

The J.D. Power Online Automotive Review Dealer Edition just published an article about taking advantage of the online opportunities to target women consumers through dealership web sites. Here are some excerpts. “In recent years, the automotive industry has become increasingly more attuned to the language of female buyers, translating their product and shopping preferences into all stages of the vehicle ...


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FLADA Asks "Do You Know Patty?"

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 15th, 2006 6:56pm

by Amy Keys of the Florida Automobile Dealers Association I was doing my usual “quick scan” of industry-related magazines, and spotted a note in the Digital Dealer for AskPatty. The catchy logo pushed me to the AskPatty website (www.AskPatty.com), where I noticed the President was a former contact for CallSource. “Hey! I know her,” I said to myself, and began digging deeper into the AskPatty ...


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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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