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My Shifting Perceptions of GM

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 26th, 2008 6:51pm

My first car ever was a Chevy Geo Prizm. I still remember it fondly, as any “first” tends to be. But then I watched the DVD “Who Killed The Electric Car?” This documentary chronicles the saga of the first GM electric car, the EV1. Its debut lease program was greeted with adoration and the EV1 quickly built a loyal fan base that included celebrities, environmental activists, and regular Janes ...


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Remember FlexCar? Now Welcome ZipCar

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 26th, 2008 10:57am

Are you tired of a car payment but you want the convenience of having a car to get around? Want to chuck the high maintenance and dealership bills that come with owning a set of wheels, but hate the idea of giving up the freedom and fun of getting behind the wheel? ZipCar is for you! It’s basically a car sharing program online. There are 4 steps to ZipCar: Join, Reserve, Unlock, and Drive! Join: You sign up ...


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Focus on the Music for a Chance to Win Free Gas and iTunes

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 26th, 2008 1:00am

Two Girls Hit the Road in their Sync-Equipped Ford in Search of Fun and Music In today's high-tech internet-enabled society, creativity is revealed and rewarded in numerous ways. Take, for instance, Kim and Seana, two girls who have undertaken a nationwide adventure to find fame and fortune. Kim is a singer/songwriter who dreams of hitting it big. Her friend Seana also dabbles in the singing/playing part. And ...


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Winter Tire Safety Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 25th, 2008 10:21pm

Winter brings many challenges for your car each year, but perhaps the most nerve-wracking is the hazardous driving conditions you'll have to face. Even though the groundhog has already seen its shadow, it's not too late to consider switching your all-season tires to winter ones for increased safety and peace of mind. Rubber compounds in tires are made to perform in specific temperatures: summer tires are very ...


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Heads-up on Hypermiling

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 25th, 2008 10:19pm

Have you heard of "Hypermiling"? Hypermiling is a method of driving your car in a manner that maximizes mileage, and it can be done in any vehicle regardless of whether it has a hybrid or traditional gasoline powerplant. Hypermiling has become a popular technique among drivers worldwide, especially as concerns over increasing gas prices and environmental issues heighten. Wikipedia says the term ...


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Alli Owens ready to take on the racing world

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 24th, 2008 10:18pm

Alli Owens has everything you need to be a successful race car driver. She has spunk, determination, and a raw ability to race cars and motorcycles. Despite the lack of opportunity for women in NASCAR, Owens’ dreams of becoming the first female Cup series champion. How did you get into racing? I lived in Indianapolis s for three years, and they held an annual Big Wheel Race. I was six-years-old and ...


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2008 Geneva Motor Show Debut: Maserati GranTurismo S

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 24th, 2008 10:17pm

According to Maserati, its beautiful Quattroporte now commands more than a third of the $100K-plus sedan segment. If you’re not into the Maserati sedan, how would you like to have one of these gorgeous coupes in your garage? A year after it unveiled the GranTurismo, the Italian manufacturer will return to the Geneva International Motorshow with another world premiere: the GranTurismo S, which Maserati promises ...


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Toyota's Cleaner Greener Auto Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 24th, 2008 10:16pm

A recent Toyota advertising campaign touts their "zero emissions vision" and acknowledges the company's drive towards zero waste in all of their plants. In fact, in the spring of 2003 Toyota's Huntsville, Alabama, plant became the first of eight Toyota plants in the United States that are "zero landfill producing" facilities. To achieve this claim, the company has reduced raw material ...


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Top Tips to Help You Sell Your Car Yourself...

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 21st, 2008 3:41pm

Yes it is true; selling your car yourself will get you the most money in your pocket. But, realize that it can take several weeks or months to sell a car. So don't be discouraged if you don't get any inquiries right away. Don't worry about putting any repair work into the vehicle. You will never recoup the money. Just be honest about what it needs to the next owner. Most people who are purchasing a used ...


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From Dreaming to Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 21st, 2008 3:40pm

So, all your life you've dreamed of being a racecar driver, and now you think it's time to get behind the wheel. But where do you start? Well, unless your name is Earnhardt, Unser, or Andretti, you're going to need to roll up your sleeves, do your homework as well as some serious planning before you'll be ready to take on Daytona, Indy, or the World Rally Championship. If you're really serious about ...


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