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Spirited Woman Road Trip Inspires Gift Giving that Makes a Difference

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 4th, 2008 6:06pm

Nancy Mills took an unexpected road trip in her Ford Explorer with three women to Montana a few years ago and had no idea how much this road trip would change her life, in her words, "Go on a road trip expecting the unexpected." While staying at a woman's home near a Native American Indian burial site, she took a walk and came upon a large rock that was shaped like a woman. She learned that this rock women was called Spirit Woman and ...


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Tis the Season for Smart Savvy Women to Get a Great Car Deal Video Shopping on AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 1st, 2008 8:23am

AskPatty.com has partnered with driverTV.com to launch a new video car shopping experience designed specifically for smart, savvy women car buyers. Women who want a faster, easier, more powerful way to research and get a quote for a new car or truck without getting bogged down in car lingo will love this new video car shopping experience. driverTV is the leading producer and distributor of professionally produced, high-definition, ...


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AskPatty's Automotive Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 25th, 2008 7:12pm

As we move closer to the holidays, AskPatty thought it might be nice to offer you some fun gift choices for those car-loving folks in your life. Whether you're looking for fun and frivolous, inexpensive and practical, or simply fantasizing about those luxurious and aspirational items you WISH you could give, we'll share it with you here in our holiday gift guide.     Busted Knuckle invites you to consider more than 250 ...


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Struggles with Auto Industry Bailout Dampen Los Angeles Auto Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 21st, 2008 5:00pm

When leaders of the Automotive Big Three left Washington empty handed Wednesday night, it became clear that the industry's immediate future may now lie with the Bush administration, which has staunchly opposed using the Treasury Department's $700 billion financial bailout program to aid Detroit. Top Executives from General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler begged Congress for multi-billion-dollar loans, but fell under fire for ...


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What's Your Thought on the Automotive Bailout?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 19th, 2008 7:56am

Professionals involved in the automotive industry have been under a barrage of information about the current state of the economy and how it is affecting the car business. Regardless of one's political affiliations, it's a fact that the domestic automotive industry feeds our nation's finances in a multitude of ways. Quite honestly, it doesn't matter whether you're involved in the industry or even drive a car, this situation will affect ...


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Women in the car business; their time has come!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 17th, 2008 1:18pm

America may not be ready for a woman president, but a woman car salesperson or even a General Manager? Sure, why not! Car dealerships are finally catching up with the rest of the world in recognizing the equal footing afforded to women in today’s society and, most importantly to my dealer clients; the family car buying decision. I am not suggesting that there isn’t still a “macho” ceiling that needs to be torn ...


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SEMA Show 2008 Highlights from AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 13th, 2008 12:25am

Last week, I spent time at the SEMA Show. Founded in 1963, the Specialty Equipment Market Association is a lobbying group and professional organization made-up of some 7,000 companies worldwide, which manufacture performance and appearance products for a near-$40 billion automotive aftermarket: consumers wanting to personalize their cars and trucks.Their annual exhibition in Las Vegas draws about 100,000 participants from around the ...


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The NASCAR Experience Part Three - Married to a Man that Goes 200 MPH

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 6th, 2008 9:31pm

I got a rare opportunity to interview the wife of Sam Hornish Jr., who drives the No. 77 Mobil 1  Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. The former Crystal Liechty attended Archbold High School in Archbold, Ohio, along with Sam, her high school sweetheart, and the two were married on June 5, 2004, in Indianapolis, a week after the Indy 500. They recently moved closer to Penske Racing near Charlotte, North Carolina from ...


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Car Sales and Politics - A Perfect Combination for Election Day

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 4th, 2008 7:58pm

In the final hours of Election Day, the candidates are battling for every vote. U.S. News and World Report says  "They might be able to save some time by checking out the kind of cars voters are driving...what people drive tends to show how they vote."  For example, pickup truck drivers are 3.5 times more likely to be Republicans than Democrats. What does your car say about your own political preferences?Regardless of whether ...


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Halloween Safety for Drivers and Trick or Treaters

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 31st, 2008 3:19pm

Halloween is the most dangerous night of the year for child pedestrians. Darting out into the street is one of the most common causes of pedestrian death among children.  As children scurry from house to house collecting treats, it is important to take the following precautions:      Visibility Decorate costumes, bags, and sacks with reflective tape and stickers. Use costumes that are light or bright ...


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