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10 Great First Cars For Less Than $25,000

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 15th, 2007 5:20pm

Here's a selection of cars to consider when searching for an inexpensive new vehicle.  "With prices under $25,000" says Peter Valdes-Dapena of CNNMoney.com "these cars make excellent choices for those shopping for their first new set of wheels." His complete article shares information about each vehicle's powertrain, safety details, and his opinions on what makes each vehicle especially ...


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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Arrive at Movie Premiere in BMW Hydrogen 7

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 14th, 2007 10:22pm

Here's a little thing I stumbled across at the BMW Press site the other day that ought to please the environmentally friendly star watchers, or the watchers of the environmentally friendly stars (whichever you happen to be): The eco-friendly Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie showed up at last week's Los Angeles premiere of "Ocean's 13" in a BMW H7 - the world's first hydrogen-powered luxury ...


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Kicking the Tires Virtually: Buying Tires Online

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 14th, 2007 10:21pm

By Lori Robertson, SCCA Solo National Champion Internet shopping is a wondrous thing – compare prices, click and buy, day or night, and get your order dropped right on your doorstep. But what about tires? As with most online purchases today, the majority of shoppers are women. And when they shop for tires, nearly all of them go into an actual store to ask employees for recommendations, comparing a range of ...


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Dad's "Automotive Type" Helps Decide Father's Day Gift

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 14th, 2007 4:06pm

Reprinted from CarCare.org There are two types of fathers, those who work on their cars and those who don't. Whether your dad is a do-it-yourselfer (DIY) or a Do-It-For-Me type (DIFM), consider an automotive gift for dad this Father's Day.    Sixty-nine percent of male drivers work on their car, truck, mini van or SUV, according to the Car Care Council. Whether it's light maintenance, ...


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Now You Can Have The Perfect Flashlight for Any Emergency!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 14th, 2007 1:20am

A lot of women are looking for the perfect flashlight to keep in their glove compartment for emergencies or to find that earring that fell onto the floor. The Triggerlite flashlight is compact and won't take up too much space in the car. It is portable enough to stash in a purse or bag as well. And the best part? You don't need batteries! Ugh, how much do you hate it when you try to use something that has been ...


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An Open Letter to the Illegally Parked Teal Crown Victoria with Pimpin' Rims on Main Street

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 13th, 2007 5:58pm

Dear Pimp Daddies (as stated on your back windshield): I realize that perhaps you had some urgent business at Marilyn's Cottage, home of the only Mississippi State baby cheerleader uniforms in town, which led you to leave your car running, with windows rolled down, almost nearly blocking in my car. Maybe you were unable to see the diagonal white lines and 14 other cars parked within them. I'm the first to admit ...


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Look Before You Lease

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 13th, 2007 5:58pm

To lease or to buy? That's the choice you face when mulling over makes and models and deciding which car deal best meets your needs. Leasing a car is not the same as buying one. When you buy, you own the car. When you lease, you pay to drive someone else's vehicle. Leasing can involve lower monthly payments than a loan. However, at lease end, you will have no ownership or equity in the car. Many dealers and other ...


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Meet Ask Patty in Second Life for Caffeine and Cars!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 12th, 2007 9:42pm

Ask Patty recently launched her venue in Second Life on Pontiac’s Motorai Island. A lot of you were there at our launch party (shout outs to VLB, Callie, and Osprey!) and you boogied with us all evening, but that’s not the end of our social activities in SL! Every Wednesday at 2pm SL time (PST), we are hosting “Caffeine and Cars” in our lounge. You can come and enjoy our fresh espresso and ...


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CarCare.org Announces the Launch of its New Car Care Guide: Pick Up a Free Copy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 12th, 2007 6:22pm

The Car Care Council has just published its 56-page Car Care Guide for both consumers and shop owners. This great booklet is almost like having a technician in your car with you. It is the perfect size for your glove box too! This     first-of-its-kind reference guide for motorists from the     Car Care Council is now available to the independent     aftermarket. Focus group research ...


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Ask Patty - Automotive Advice for Women Blog Carnival: June 12th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 12th, 2007 4:02pm

Welcome to Ask Patty’s blog carnival for June 12th! Father’s Day is around the corner and (gasp!) we haven’t even started our shopping! We found some great gift ideas and heartfelt articles for you so make sure you check it out. A girl always has a special place in her heart for her dad. Make sure you let him know this Sunday with an extra special gift. “Car accessories” probably ...


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