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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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Ask Patty Selected by 9Rules Network

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 12th, 2006 9:49pm

I am proud to announce that Ask Patty is now part of the 9rules community. This is a like being selected as one of America's Top Models in the bloggesphere and I am blushing with pride and honored that they have chosen this blog to be a part of the huge community of bloggers. 9rules will bring many new visitors to Ask Patty with similar interests in automotive related topics for women , and hopefully will gain more ...


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Jill Lajdziak, Rita Case, Cynthia Fergusson and Susan Givens to Receive Spirit of Leadership

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 12th, 2006 4:00am

Women's Automotive Association International to honor four accomplished women at annual fundraiser luncheon. Detroit, MI December,12 2006 -- 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 ...


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Taking A Detour

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 12th, 2006 1:30am

by Cricket Moore In the late eighties, when my four children were all teenagers, my eldest daughter went off to college in New York state. My son, a high school senior, had just gotten his driver's license. At the end of the school year, we all piled in the new Dodge van and went to pick her up. After loading the college room into the van, we started toward our home in northern Virginia. As we came south on the New ...


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WOMEN IN THE SHOWROOM: Car sellers learn language of respect

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 11th, 2006 8:19pm

Ask Patty.com, Inc. is featured today on the front page of the Detroit Free Press! Article BY SARAH A. WEBSTER FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER AskPatty.com educates buyers, trains dealers beyond transmission talk Excerpt: Women flat-out decide or in some way influence most of the car and truck purchases in the United States -- more than 80%, according to some estimates. But talk to women candidly ...


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The 11th Annual Urban Wheels Awards

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 11th, 2006 5:47pm

Black Tie • Cocktails • Strolling Supper Live Entertainment • Special Guests 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. • Reception 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. • Awards Program 9 – 11:00 p.m. • Afterglow Tickets on Sale Now - Order Online here: http://www.onwheelsinc.com/UrbanWheel/onlineticketorders.asp


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The Power of Taking Charge!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 11th, 2006 4:09pm

 THE POWER OF TAKING CHARGE THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE WOMAN, meaning that auto manufactures have discovered that 50% of the decision makers of auto purchasing are women. Manufactures have even implemented programs to train dealerships in how to work with women so they are at ease when walking in a showroom floor. THIS IS ALSO A BUYERS MARKET. It is great to know that manufactures are not only catering to women ...


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Women Don't Like to Negotiate

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 11th, 2006 4:08pm

"When it comes to buying a car, women often feel uncomfortable negotiating with car dealers," says Chip Perry, president and chief executive officer of AutoTrader.com stated in a recent interview. "Many are concerned they won't get the best deal." Women more likely see negotiation as an uncomfortable experience. Women see negotiation in the context of a relationship, and are concerned ...


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“Parking here for ‘Just a Minute…’ is 60 Seconds too long!”

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 11th, 2006 4:07pm

United Spinal Association and quad rugby Paralympian Mark Zupan––star of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Murderball and United Spinal member––have teamed to produce a fast-paced and exciting new public service announcement targeting accessible parking for people with disabilities. Expertly blending courtside shots of Zupan in his quad rugby wheelchair with ...


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