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When It Comes To Auto Loans, How Much Do You Put Down?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 29th, 2007 6:41pm

Provided by AOL Autos We all know that a new car loses a significant amount of its value when you drive it off the lot. That's where the down payment -- the amount of cash you bring to the purchase -- comes in. The down payment can demonstrate to a lender that you're willing to make an investment in the deal, and perhaps gain a more favorable interest rate. It also helps take some of the shock out of the ...


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The Hummer H3 Alpha: A Lot of Power in a Small Package

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 29th, 2007 4:27pm

I have to admit that I have always felt that the H3 was nothing more than a Trailblazer with a lot of added plastic. Well I couldn’t have been more wrong.  The H3 Alpha was able to do everything its bigger brother, the H2, could do and in some cases did it better.  This little package not only brings the extreme off-road capabilities that the H2 possesses but also has the same turning radius of a Toyota ...


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Hyundai Hints Women Aren't Smart?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 28th, 2007 5:46pm


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How to Create a Summer Road Trip Video You Can Be Proud Of

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 28th, 2007 5:42pm

So you're off on the big family road trip... or maybe you're still planning the big family road trip; or maybe you just returned from the big family road trip. Have you thought about how you're going to document, edit, and then share your fun vacation story with your friends and family? Here's a cool article at Internet Video Magazine  that shows you how to shoot, edit, and share your videos, thanks ...


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Ode To My Honda Pilot

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 28th, 2007 5:42pm

by Lori Shapiro I've never been a car girl.  When coworkers would start to describe and compare their cars or discuss which car they wanted when they made a million dollars, I would stop listening.  I could care less.   A car was a vehicle to get from one place to another but I never felt this car love that others had. Growing up my father was a salesman.  He would get a new Buick every ...


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Have a Great Car Buying Experience: 8 Great Tips for Women Car Buyers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 27th, 2007 3:30pm

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 ...


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Child Seat Choices for Your Ride

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 27th, 2007 3:29pm

With the summer holiday around the corner and likely a lot of driving ahead of you, child safety should be in the forefront of your mind. But what, with all the preparations and planning to do, it might be the last thing you are thinking about. We’ve put together some great tips – with the help of The Car Seat Lady - for you to keep in mind this summer when you are buckling in your kids. There are two basic types ...


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AskPatty.com President does lunch with General Motors North American President, Troy Clarke

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 25th, 2007 3:04pm

General Motors North American President, Troy Clarke  invited a small and diverse group of Los Angeles based bloggers, writers and representatives of the press to join him for a tour of HRL, a laboratory founded in 1948 by the infamous Howard Hughes and after many changes of ownership is now owned jointly by The Boeing Company and General Motors. HRL's major technical thrusts are in R & D development of ...


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Ask Patty CEO has HUMMER off road experience in Durango Colorado

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 25th, 2007 2:51pm

I want to thank the team at General Motors and Hummer for inviting me to experience the new H2 and H3 Alpha in Durango Colorado recently.  The experience was eye opening and the capabilities of the vehicles exceeded my wildest expectations.  I have always been a big fan of the H2 and I did not think that there was much they could do to improve it but the 08 has an updated interior with full curtain air bags, a ...


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Take Control of Rising Gas Prices: Don't Let Your Money Evaporate

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 25th, 2007 2:50pm

Fight skyrocketing gas prices by taking control of your vehicle's unnecessary fuel consumption, advises the Car Care Council. Consumers can add miles to every gallon they pump by following a few easy and inexpensive maintenance steps with their car, SUV, minivan or pickup truck. "Most motorists don't realize that it's the little things that don't take a lot of time or cost much that can really make ...


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