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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: October 23, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 24th, 2007 12:24pm

October is drawing to a close, and it's almost time for Halloween trick or treating! This week's carnival is full of fun car goodies, and that's no trick! Calling it a "peach of a ride to the apple orchard" Washington Post Staff Writer Warren Brown reviews the 2008 Saturn Vue XR. His daughters, Binta and Kafi, owners of foreign cars, wanted to drive and ride in the 2008 Saturn Vue XR ...


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The 3 Steps You MUST Take to Ensure you Purchase A Great Used Car and NOT a Lemon!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 23rd, 2007 2:01pm

      Step 1: Do Your Homework. Know what you’re looking for before you even pick up a paper, turn on the computer or step foot onto a car lot. Know what your budget is, how you’re going to pay for the vehicle and research the safety and reliability of various makes and models to figure out what you want. Step 2: The Preliminary Inspection. It’s imperative that ...


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Taking the Scare Out of Driving on Halloween

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 22nd, 2007 11:32pm

Driving on Halloween can be frightening for motorists, especially when little “ghouls” and “goblins” – out after dark and full of excitement – forget road safety rules or wear costumes or masks that limit their vision. To help ensure safety on a night reserved for fun, the Car Care Council reminds motorists to drive slowly, be extra careful when entering or exiting driveways ...


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A Visit to the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, the 'Smithsonian' of Automotive Museums

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 22nd, 2007 11:27pm

People may wonder why on earth a Mustang owner would be so interested in Chrysler and their products. The answer can be found simply byt taking a look at the vehicles they offer. Here we have a company who is leaps and bounds ahead of other automakers in terms of design, capability, and value for the money. It also doesn't hurt that they treat journalists very, very well. In September, I experienced ...


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GM Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle: From Concept to Market

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 19th, 2007 5:30pm

I am filing this after a day at the GM Equinox Fuel Cell media outreach event -- "Electric Drive University". After having read Sherry Boschert's "Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars That Will Recharge America" and watched "Who Killed the Electric Car?" (2006) by Martin Sheen, I was really curious to hear directly from GM its side of the story. The event showcased the GM Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell ...


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Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival October 18th 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 18th, 2007 5:05pm

Natacha Gachnang makes history by becoming the first female driver to race an A1GP Car. “The tests in Silverstone have been a fantastic experience and I’m very grateful to Max Welti for the opportunity he gave me to drive for the A1 Team Switzerland team. It’s interesting to get to drive a single-seater like the A1 GP car, one of the top racing cars in the world. "I will do my best to help the ...


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Podcast: Ever think about a career in the automotive industry? Grace Appleton of JMsolutions Tells All!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 18th, 2007 4:39pm

Grace Appleton of JMsolutions shares her incredible and meteoric rise to success as a woman working in the automotive industry. Grace will both inspire and surprise you with her amazing story and perhaps motivate you to investigate a career opportunity for yourself in the automotive industry. Click here to listen to the podcast now! Grace Appleton is Director/General Manager, Wholesale Solutions at JMsolutions. ...


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Saturn Astra Test Drive Event Coming to a City Near You

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 17th, 2007 9:44pm

Saturn Astra - the all-new sport compact car with the European-bred driving dynamics of Opel - arrives in dealerships early next year. Some of us have seen this car along the auto show circuit during the last year, but those enthusiasts who want to be among the first to see, feel, and drive the new Saturn Astra can participate in one of 14 test drive programs being held this fall across the United States, ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: October 15, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 17th, 2007 9:37pm

It's October and this is not a trick; we're still promoting Breast Cancer Awareness month as a time for people to come together and use the power of community to make a difference for such an important cause. The CafePress Breast Cancer Donation Shop contains hundreds of products designed and donated by generous CafePress community members. CafePress donates an amount equal to 40% of the retail price of all ...


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The Chevy Malibu Advertising Campaign WHO Can't Ignore?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 17th, 2007 8:25pm

When the all-new 2008 Chevrolet Malibu begins rolling into dealer showrooms on November 1, Chevy is betting that Americans will be aware that the company is back in the car business with a serious competitor in the midsize segment. Or so says a press release announcing its massive advertising and promotional campaign that kicks off October 17. This integrated marketing push -- the latest in Chevrolet's ...


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