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Fox is Driving me crazy, Episode 2

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 17th, 2007 3:29am

Does Fox cross the gender lines with its new action-adventure driving drama? I'm not sure. Last night after watching the premiere of DRIVE on Fox, I was unable to say whether I liked or disliked the show. I chalked it up to too many distractions and watching the show too late at night. But since then, I've been discussing it with a male friend of mine. He had a much different opinion. He said he ...


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DRIVE along with the new FOX action driving TV show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 16th, 2007 7:43pm

"The next time you're cut off by crazed drivers on your way to work, give them a little slack. They could be racing for their lives." (Or so says the official DRIVE text on the www.fox.com/drive/ microsite. I spent four hours watching the season premiere of DRIVE tonight... once live, and then again on video tape because I suffered so many interruptions the first time, it was impossible to follow ...


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10 Rules for New Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 15th, 2007 8:37pm

by Jenny Trostel, Owner, Saab of Baltimore In 19 months and 5 days, my son will begin driving. I know this because he reminds me everyday. Since I own an automotive dealership, he repeatedly asks me what kind of car he will get when he turns 16 years old. As I cringe, I tell him whatever he can afford. But I know that is not the truth. I know that I will break down and give him a very safe car and I will make sure ...


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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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