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Hybrid Cars And The Vanishing Tax Credit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 14th, 2007 12:14am

Because of some obscure holiday onthe East Coast, Tax day has been extended from April 15 to April 17 this year. That gives me time to post this item I keep managing to overlook -- not because it's not a valid topic, but I guess I have such a mental block against taxes that I don't want to think about them, and I can't seem to write about them either. Consumer Reports posted a very informative item ...


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A Car that Achieves 6,700 Miles Per Gallon?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 13th, 2007 12:50am

A Car that Achieves 6,700 Miles Per Gallon? It's Possible in Shell's Unique Student Competition Shell Eco-Marathon Americas inspires top young engineers from 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada in a challenge to take place April 13-14 at the California Speedway in Fontana, California. The goal of the event is to build a vehicle which will achieve the farthest distance using the least amount of fuel. After more ...


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Redi Auto Sport Track Challenge 2007!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 12th, 2007 4:25pm

Track Day is here today!! In a world where anything can happen, RediAuto Sport has found a solution to keep a persons world turning. Working with the most elite in their field, we are able to offer exciting technology to enable the disabled driver to experience the thrill of driving a sports car. RediAuto Sport is America's only supplier of sports cars with adaptive speed equipment for the disabled community. ...


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United Spinal Association Seeks Support From Motorsports Industry To Increase SCI/D Awareness

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 12th, 2007 4:24pm

United Spinal Association, a national not-for-profit organization enhancing the lives of people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), is seeking support from the motorsports industry in its grass-roots effort to raise awareness of SCI/D and to encourage people with disabilities, including individuals who use adaptive automotive equipment, to participate in competitive motorsports.  Adaptive automobile ...


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Saturn sets the pace at The Boston Marathon on April 16 Highlighting Saturn's commitment to health and fitness

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 11th, 2007 11:04pm

For the second consecutive year, the Saturn roadster will take its position at the starting line to lead 23,500 competitors on their 26.2-mile run through the historic Boston Marathon course. Also, for the first time, the Boston Marathon will host the USA Women's Marathon Championship. Featuring many of the top female marathoners in the country, the Championship will be held on April 16, 2007, within the Elite ...


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Safe Car Choices for Teen Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 10th, 2007 4:43pm

In a recent article at Forbes.com, author Dan Lienart discussed their annual picks for smart cars for teens. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that Ford has made changes to its $18,000 Fusion sedan, and better safety ratings...resulted," began Leinert. "But safety isn't the only reason the Fusion has made the list of 15 smart cars for teenagers," Leinert continued  ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: April 10

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 10th, 2007 9:42am

Tax time is approaching, so before you panic over filling out a gazillion forms, take a break and read the AskPatty.com carnival. We've got the usual assortment of ladylike links honoring important women in the automotive industry, as well as a ginormous collection of items highlighting the New York Auto Show. Edmunds.com lady writer Joanne Mar expands on a blog she found at Jalopnik.com. Regardless of which one of ...


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Original Equipment Manufacturer Mobility Reimbursement Programs and Mobility Vehicle Conversions

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 10th, 2007 9:35am

Most new vehicle manufacturers offer some level of reimbursement rebate to help fund a portion of mobility enhancements completed on new vehicles. We've compiled a list of programs offered by many of the leading manufacturers for modifications made to their vehicles. Keep in mind there are many variables involved in obtaining aftermarket mobility equipment for vehicles. We suggest you request a copy of ...


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Woman's Look: 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country Minivans

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 9th, 2007 10:12pm

As a female consumer at the New York Auto Show, I was able to take some time to climb inside some of the vehicles and take a detailed look at the interior, instead of just grabbing snapshots of the outside while I ran past to see the next car on the floor. One of the vehicles I spent considerable time with was the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan. (In case you didn't know, the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan and ...


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Book Review: "I'm Too Sexy for My Volvo"

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 9th, 2007 9:26pm

Okay, honestly, aside from the title, this book has almost nothing to do with the Volvo I wish I owned, or any of my cars. But, with that caveat behind me, I still need to share with other women how much I loved this book. I was tipped off to the humorous 200-page guide after attending a "Marketing to Moms" Webinar offered by Frank about Women. "I'm too sexy for my Volvo" was one of the titles ...


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