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Remembering the DeLorean Motor Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 20th, 2008 3:38pm

I had been shopping at the local Fry's Computer store recently, buying a new flat screen computer monitor and various other supplies to assist running some of the day-to-day tasks at AskPatty.com. I was walking through the parking lot on my way back to my car when I saw something very rare parked among the vehicles there. It was a gorgeous DeLorean sportscar, in perfect condition. Its stainless steel body was ...


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Ridemakerz - Customized Cars for Your Kids

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 19th, 2008 3:37pm

Do you have a car crazy kid in your household? Then you’ll want to check out Ridemakerz, the home of custom-made “ridez.” If you’re familiar with Build-a-Bear, then you’ll get the concept of Ridemakerz. Pick out a body, add some custom paint, wheels, and accessories and you’ve got a made-to-order ride. If you live in the east near a Ridemakerz location, you can take your car lover ...


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Electric motorbikes - where will they be marketable?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 19th, 2008 3:36pm

First, electric cars. Now electric scooters. Would this be another class of vehicle to go zero-emission soon? I sure hope so, for the millions of motorbikes that are polluting the air in developing countries. Here is a picture of Ho Chih Minh City in Vietnam during rush hour. I have tried crossing the street (there is no choice if you are a pedestrian there) and it is real scary. Here is a picture of ...


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Ten Ways Ford Is Changing In-Car Communications With Sync Technology

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 18th, 2008 3:34pm

Staying connected is a way of life now. Recent research from the Consumer Electronics Association shows there are more than 200 million mobile phones in the U.S. Ford Motor Company research also indicates customers want to stay connected to their digital media players: More than 70 percent of new car buyers are looking for the ability to use digital media players in their new vehicles. Sync, developed in ...


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My Son Learns to Drive ...Again!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 18th, 2008 3:33pm

My son is taking driver's training lessons right now. This would not be anything exciting for most mother's however, my son is thirty-five, got his driver's license when he was 16, had a car accident in 2005 which resulted in paraplegia and is learning to drive again with hand controls! I am so excited, worried and proud of his desire to get right back into life and have his freedom back and participate ...


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Growing The 85 Percent Niche -- Women and Women of Color

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 18th, 2008 3:32pm

"What," you may ask, "is the 85% Niche?" And, "What does it have to do with the automotive market?" Well, the answer to that is twofold: The 85% Niche stands for the power that women represent as consumers in the automotive industry. Yes, women influence the purchase decision of up to 85% of all new car and truck sales in this country and buy over 44% of all new vehicles! That's ...


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Vote for America's Favorite Mom

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 17th, 2008 10:12pm

Before I got my license, my mom drove me everywhere. I had band practice, choir, FHA, Beta Club, and church activities. She never complained about playing chauffeur. In fact, I think she enjoyed the time we would spend on the way talking about, well, everything. And when I was old enough, she helped teach me to drive. She let me drive to church. Mom didn’t get (too) mad when I hit the side of the garage with her ...


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Goodyear's Diversity Program

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 17th, 2008 3:31pm

During the Speedweeks, Goodyear introduced its new Racing and Diversity program in conjunction with NASCAR. “Goodyear is proud to offer deserving high school students a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the wide variety of career opportunities available through the sport of NASCAR,” said Kris Kienzl, NASCAR Marketing Manager at Goodyear. “Thanks to our longstanding, uninterrupted ...


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Marketing to Women Article Hits the Nail on the Head: Auto Dealers Just Don't Get It

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 17th, 2008 3:30pm

We’ve all been there, us gals. We walk into a dealership and start looking around at the cars or trucks and we get approached by the salesperson. Let the pandering begin! I remember when I first started taking my Acura RSX in for service. My husband was with me and they spoke directly to him. Because why would I won that car? It has a manual transmission after all. I stopped taking my husband with me. I also ...


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Cars and Curses

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 17th, 2008 3:29pm

My BFF recently purchased a beautiful new 2008 Honda Pilot. She made her purchase with a lot of thought, carefully researching more than a dozen cars in her price range and segment. This was the car she ultimately fell in love with, and brought home to show off to her friends amid much Ooohing and Aaahing, as we all admired its fancy new features and that wonderful new-car smell - and wonderfully absent of any stains or ...


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