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CarBlabber Featured Car Review: Nells' 1988 Ford Crown Victoria

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 24th, 2007 8:28pm

CarBlabber Review by Nells - Member since August 16, 2007 I bought my 1998 Ford Crown Victoria on April 6, 2000.It had 23,490 miles on it.Now it has about 86,000. This particular Vic has the Handling & Performance Package.This gave you rear air "springs", dual exhaust, 16" BBS-style alloys, and a few other handling items. My car is loaded with everything but leather and CD player. I don't ...


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Families Travel Farther, Spend More, and Take Shorter Vacations

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 23rd, 2007 9:55pm

According to a Best Western International Poll, Fido is more popular in the back seat than Grandma on vacation! Today's family vacations are shorter yet more elaborate and expensive, involving journeys to farther -- particularly exotic -- locations than what most people remember from their childhood, according to a recent survey by Harris Interactive commissioned by Best Western International. In addition, travelers ...


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August Podcast: Alternative Fuels, Hybrids, and Efficient Vehicles Oh My!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 23rd, 2007 9:51pm

Cristin Lindsay is the Senior Director of the Automotive X-Prize. The goal of the Automotive X PRIZE is to inspire a new generation of viable, super-efficient vehicles that help break our addiction to oil and stem the effects of climate change. The multi-million-dollar Automotive X PRIZE purse will be awarded to the teams that win a stage race for clean, production-capable ...


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Ask Patty Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival: August 23rd

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 23rd, 2007 3:39pm

This week AskPatty.com is taking a trot around the motorsports world to check in with some of our favorite female daredevils.  We're checking in with who's making news and what topics are getting boos. From the uber-hot Tarah Geiger to why NASCAR is suddenly all male again, AskPatty.com is checking out what in the world in going on! Pittsburgh area race fans are in for a treat August 25-26th. For ...


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Seat Belt Purses -- Fashion for the Car Girl

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 23rd, 2007 3:38pm

The Harveys, husband and wife, Dana and Melanie, came up with the idea for The Original Seatbeltbag while installing seatbelts into their 1950 Buick. When the job was completed they found themselves with a lot of leftover seatbelts. "What shall we do with it?" asked Dana. "I know", replied Melanie. "How about a matching handbag?" so they made one. Well everybody loved it so much they decided ...


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Americans' Top Five Favorite Wacky Road Trips/Vacations

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 22nd, 2007 9:19pm

Summer might be over, but that doesn't mean you might not still be making plans for one last chance at a family getaway before school starts. If you're among those (me included) who have realized time is running out for that last road trip of the summer, consider these suggestions for some wacky family vacations, courtesy of a recent survey by Harris Interactive commissioned by Best Western International. Have ...


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Getting to Know Susan Docherty, General Motors Western Region General Manager

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 22nd, 2007 1:35pm

I had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time recently with Susan Docherty, General Motors Western Region General Manager. She is an amazing woman who has contributed much to the automotive industry during her tenure at General Motors and by the time our hour was up, I was extremely impressed by the passion and enthusiasm she so clearly demonstrates for what she does. Susan has spent more than 22 years with ...


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8 Great Tips for Women Car Buyers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 22nd, 2007 1:28pm

According to industry statistics, women buy more than half of all cars, and influence more than 85 percent of all vehicle purchases. As a woman, you already know that many of the household purchase decisions are in your hands, either by deciding or helping a loved one to decide. Despite this, typically, women are viewed at a disadvantage during negotiations – but if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, you ...


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Ask Patty Automotive Advice for Women Blog Carnival: August 21st

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 21st, 2007 4:02pm

Welcome back to our blog carnival. Last week we took a drive around the doggie world as far as automotive was concerned and this week we are taking a trip with women and their cars! Jump on in for the ride! Vauxhall just launched the new Agila, a trendy new sub-compact vehicle targeted at women. Vauxhall says the new model, due to go sale in March, is aimed specifically at women car buyers looking for a practical, ...


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Hybrids, Heels and Wheels

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 20th, 2007 3:40pm

The 2008 Tahoe Hybrid is coming in the fall of 2007 utilizing GM's 2-Mode Hybrid system, a technology that GM hopes will take the lead into the world of competitive hybrid vehicles. I had the opportunity to test drive this new 2008 vehicle which will be built in Arlington, Texas. I took a walk around the Tahoe Hybrid before my test drive and found the rear hatch to be a soft electronic latch which saves on nail ...


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