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Women Are Getting Behind The Wheel of Motor Week

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 6th, 2006 8:02pm

On Mondays, television viewers can watch three beautiful sisters take to the drag strip in A&E's “Driving Force.” On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, vehicles are revamped on The Living Channel's “Overhaulin”' and “Rides.” Thursdays bring MTV's “Pimp My Ride,” and weekends offer PBS' “MotorWeek,” Spike TV's “Muscle Cars” and ...


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Functionality on a Budget: 2007 Mazda5 Touring

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 6th, 2006 8:02pm

by Kristen Varela of MotherProof When flipping though the pages of a parenting magazine (whose subscription I’ve been meaning to cancel since my kids are now 4 and 6 and I no longer need or want to read about great new birthing techniques every month), I became intrigued by adds for the Mazda5. What is it? A miniaturized version of a mini-van? A big sport wagon with sliding doors and room for 6?  My curiosity ...


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Interview With Dr. Fuel Good!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 5th, 2006 8:53pm

With all the buzz at the L.A. Auto Show about hybrids and fuel efficiency, as well as the holiday driving coming up, we thought we would introduce you to someone helpful! Meet Dr. Fuel Good! Dr. Fuel Good is Barbara Terry and she is your one-stop answer to all things fuel-related! She will help you learn how to save at the pump and stretch those gallons. ASK PATTY: How have gas prices affected the types of problems you ...


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When Non-Negotiables Aren’t

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 5th, 2006 6:01pm

by Tammy Lenski A few weeks ago, my husband Rod bought a new car. I think it’s fair to say he doesn’t much enjoy the prospect of negotiating the purchase price and so he tends to drive a car for a very long time before he feels ready to go through the process again. I, on the other hand, relish a chance at negotiation, and so I’ve had to work hard to keep my nose out of his planning, pondering and ...


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Ask Patty - Automotive Advice for Women Blog Carnival: Week Around the Auto World December 5th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 5th, 2006 6:00pm

Once again, a big Ask Patty thank you to all those fellow automotive and women bloggers out there for submitting their great car and truck related posts every week. This week we have been hearing about the L.A. Auto Show and we have some posts from out there in the blogosphere that cover all the things we didn’t. We also have some holiday-themed posts this week. And before you say, “What? Holidays? It’s ...


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Live From The L.A. Auto Show: Yaris vs. Yaris

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 4th, 2006 8:26pm

The Yaris. It is pretty much the most adorable car ever built. Ever. Not only are they super cute when you see it in person, but Toyota made the ingenious decision to give the cars personalities of rambunctious toddlers in their commercials. This only makes them more adorable. While strolling through the Auto Show this week, we decided that the Yaris was so cute that you wanted to pinch its cheeks.  'Nuff said. So check ...


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Meet The Women of AutoTrader

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 4th, 2006 8:14pm

Most people have heard of AutoTrader. You are probably picturing the free magazine you pick up to leaf through at the car wash or mechanic’s shop. Well the times, they are a changin’. AutoTrader is not only a great automotive resource, but a very up-and-coming leader in the industry when it comes to women. That’s right, AutoTrader and AutoTrader.com support women in the automotive industry! They ...


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Man vs. Woman Oil Change

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 3rd, 2006 6:15pm

Stereotypical Oil Change with Humor  Since we're known as the "Most Female Friendly Shop" in Apex, North Carolina, is only appropriate to add a little humor. Read the following for a good laugh. OIL CHANGE INSTRUCTIONS FOR WOMEN: (1) Pull up to Peak Automotive when it is time for your next oil ...


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Female Drivers Prepare To Succeed at LSJ Development Driver Program

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 3rd, 2006 6:14pm

On Dec. 9-12, 16 young and unique female race-car drivers will attend the 13th annual LSJ Foundation Driver Development Program in the Phoenix area, including the Bondurant High Performance Driving School at Firebird Raceway, for four days of intensive physical, psychological, media and business training to help prepare them for a future in professional motorsports. Past graduates of this program, founded in 1994 by ...


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Women Hold The Purse Strings

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 2nd, 2006 6:56pm

We have mentioned many times that women have the major influence when it comes to purchasing decisions, both in the home and in the garage. It now seems as if the automotive industry is sitting up and taking notice. At SEMA this year there were more aftermarket products that were geared toward women, however it still remains to be seen if every manufacturer will jump on the bandwagon. SBTV was at the 2006 SEMA show and ...


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