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Volkswagen Debuts Zero-Emission Hydrogen Tiguan HyMotion

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 29th, 2008 3:22pm

Volkswagen of America, Inc. has recently announced North American debut of the Tiguan HyMotion Fuel Cell Concept. Originally shown at the Shanghai Motor Show and the 2007 Michelin Challenge Bibendum, the Tiguan HyMotion highlights the current state of Volkswagen's hydrogen fuel cell research and development. The HyMotion is built on Volkswagen's Tiguan sport-utility vehicle, but utilizes a hydrogen fuel cell ...


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Our Women's Perspectives: Fighting Sexual Harassment and Changing Sexual Stereotypes in the Automotive World

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 28th, 2008 12:15pm

AskPatty's President and CEO Jody DeVere recently sent me a link to an article she had found at Newsweek magazine. Titled "More Than A Tune-Up," the 1997 article described occurrences of sexual harassment at a Mitsubishi plant which helped launch detailed training programs and management reforms that ultimately made this company's policies on sexual harassment far more stringent than those of most Fortune ...


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Gas Prices So High, Older Pumps Must Sell by Half-Gallons

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 27th, 2008 3:25pm

As the price of gas approached $4 a gallon last month, thousands of station owners across the nation were faced with another problem besides just the high price. According to an article in the New York Times, many stations, most of them independently owned, have older pumps that are unable to go above $3.99 per gallon. The solution? According to the article, one station owner in Queens had to price his gas by the ...


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Have you experienced the joy of live traffic updates?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 26th, 2008 3:20pm

I'm not sure what it's like for drivers in other cities, but as a resident of Los Angeles, I know I can't go anywhere without checking SigAlert.com before hitting the freeway. Unfortunately, the minute I turn off my computer, I'm out of touch with the constantly changing traffic landscape, and the radio traffic updates don't help much when stuck in a snarl and it's nine minutes away from the next ...


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BMW's 'Shameful' Greek Used Car Ad

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 24th, 2008 5:04am

Everybody on the women's blogging network is talking about the BMW ad pictured at the left. And all of them are offended by it. Our friend Yvonne DeVita at Lipsticking.com is fuming, saying "This ad isn't just visually disturbing. The text is also poorly thought-out. It's for USED cars...and it says, "You know you're not the first." Clearly a sexual connotation meant to depict the young ...


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Saturn Invites Fans to 'Kiss My Astra'

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 24th, 2008 5:02am

Saturn just launched the "Kiss My Astra" national photo contest, offering Saturn fans an opportunity to show just how much they would love to win a new Saturn Astra. Contestants can kiss their own Astra, a friend's Astra, or drop by any Saturn retailer and kiss one of the dealer's Astras, and then upload a photo of the kiss at www.ImSaturn.com. The contestant with the funniest, most creative photo ...


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BlogHers go Racing in Second Life!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 24th, 2008 4:59am

While thousands of women Bloggers assembled in San Francisco for the BlogHer '08 Convention this weekend, Second Life BlogHers had plenty of chances to hang out inworld at the BlogHer conference in Second Life! Hundreds of attendees enjoyed socializing at Callie Cline's Beach Resort (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ride/134/167/26) (which sponsored several social events with dancing and music), and the BlogHer Vendor ...


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2010 Chevrolet Camaro Photos Revealed at AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 22nd, 2008 6:19am

AskPatty was present at Chevrolet's introduction of the production 2010 Camaro in Los Angeles today and is happy to share some of the first photos available of this anxiously awaited sports coupe. Camaro fans have been waiting for this heritage-inspired sports car since the concept was revealed at the Detroit Auto Show more than two years ago: We've seen teasers of the vehicle at autoshows since then, AskPatty President Jody ...


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How Far Would You Go for Free Gas?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 21st, 2008 8:18am

With gas prices continuing to rise, everyone’s looking for ways to save a little cash. People are selling their bigger vehicles for anything more fuel efficient. More city dwellers are taking advantage of public transportation when they can. And here’s an even more creative solution: selling advertising on your car in exchange for free gas. Freegashelp is a site that matches advertisers to drivers. In exchange for a ...


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Car Care Vacation To-Do List

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 21st, 2008 8:16am

When the last beach towel was loaded, the family pulled out of the driveway and headed on vacation, 1500 miles roundtrip. That's when an unsettling moaning noise caught their attention. Dad furrowed his brow. Mom tilted her head, listening intently. "Did the folks at the repair shop say anything about that noise?" asked Dad. "When?" asked Mom. "When you got the pre-vacation checkup on the car." Mom's back became poker straight, ...


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