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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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40% of NASCAR Fans are Women but NOT the Drivers - Why?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 20th, 2007 3:35pm

In the world of motor sports, there is no greater challenge for a women, than to make a career choice to be a professional race car driver. These women are uniquely qualified business entrepreneurs. To succeed they need talent behind the wheel , top flight equipment, technical support, training, a fiercely competitive nature, grit, un wavering determination and last but not least the marketing know how to attract major ...


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Interview with Jackie Headapohl – Editor of Voices of Chrysler

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 17th, 2007 8:45pm

Chrysler has jumped on the blog bandwagon with their new Voices of Chrysler blog, edited by Jackie Headapohl. Jackie recently gave an in-depth interview to Diva Marketing Blog and filled us in on the background, history, the why and the where of Voices of Chrysler. We just love all the stuff over at Diva Marketing Blog that we wanted to post some of this recent juicy automotive interview! Toby/Diva ...


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Auto Women Do Some High Powered Speed Networking

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 17th, 2007 4:01pm

The Women's Automotive Association International held a So Cal Speed Networking Happy Hour,  (think speed dating, but subtract the dating and add smart people and interesting topics) with about 40 auto industry attendees. The attendees who supported the event were a fun and interesting group that exchanged plenty of business  cards and did some  “A” game networking!    There was ...


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Safety Tip: A Hot Car is No Place for Pets!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 17th, 2007 4:00pm

I was getting groceries the other day and came out of the store to find a car parked next to mine with a dog locked inside. The windows were up, and it was a warm afternoon. I waited a few minutes until the owner came out of the store and got into his vehicle. I walked over to talk to him about his dog.  "Kinda warm for him, isn't it?" I asked. His answer was a one-finger salute as he drove off. This ...


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Through the Rear View Mirror - A Car Girls' Life and Adventures

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 16th, 2007 10:52pm

I had a meeting at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons hotel recently which is not my normal hangout. As I pulled into the valet parking in my 2006 Dodge Magnum station wagon, I almost broke my neck as I twisted and turned to get a good look at the line up of absolutely BEAUTIFUL cars parked in a neat row along the front driveway. A fully restored Barrett-Jackson worthy Classic Car Cadillac dazzled in the sunlight, a Ferrari ...


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Top 5 Synthetic Oil Myths

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 16th, 2007 10:51pm

Synthetic oils have been available for almost 30 years and a number of inaccurate myths have developed during this time.  Some areas of misunderstanding are clarified below, including manufacturer requirements for using synthetics, how to switch from conventional to synthetic oil and the effects of synthetics on an engine. •    Myth 1: Synthetic oils are too thin to stay in the engine.  This ...


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Ford Recalls Millions of Vehicles for Faulty Speed Control Switch

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 16th, 2007 4:30pm

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall involving speed control deactivation switch systems in 3.6 million vehicles. Ford claims this is a quick repair, and will be performed on vehicles built between 1992 and 2003. Ford dealers will provide this service to all affected vehicles at no charge to the customers. The company says it has a sufficient supply of parts to service the affected trucks. The supply of parts ...


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