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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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Don’t Be Blind To Safety: Reverse Your Car With Confidence with the Reverse Guard

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 9th, 2007 7:31pm

Blind spots are a real problem. I actually chose not to buy a particular model of car that I fell in love with all because the blind spots were so bad I was terrified of hitting things when I reversed. Most drivers have had either near misses or close calls when it comes to backing up. When I moved to my current place I loaded my little blue RSX up with boxes and went back and forth between my apartment and the new ...


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Ten una Experiencia Fabulosa Comprando un Carro: Ocho Consejos para Mujeres

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 9th, 2007 2:04pm

Ask Patty is proud to post our first Spanish post for all of our lovely bilingual ladies! Read on! Según estadísticas dicen que mujeres compran más que cincuenta por ciento de todos carros,  y influencian más que ochenta y cinco por ciento de todas compras de vehículos. Como una mujer, ya sabes que muchas de las decisiones de compras están en tus manos, haciendo la ...


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Women Are Controlling The Buying Decision

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 9th, 2007 2:27am

  See VIDEO here.


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Safer Teen Driving During Spring Break

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 9th, 2007 2:26am

Author Teresa Plowright addresses a concern of all parents in her travelwithkids blog about teen driving. She says "just around the corner is that moment when your sixteen-year-old has just obtained a learner's permit. So get ready for the words: Can I drive the car?" My own son is nearly 14, and I am painfully aware of how close he is to learning to drive, especially each time he asks "Can I park the ...


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April is National Car Care Month!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 9th, 2007 2:25am

With more than 400 check lanes conducted around the country, National Car Care Month (NCCM) 2005 in April was the most successful NCCM to date. Statistics from these events, however, continue to underscore the need for consumer education. The inspection lanes, conducted throughout the United States by sponsoring local organizations and businesses, are part of the automotive aftermarket industry's ongoing ...


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Hyundai Tiburon as art form

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 6th, 2007 3:57pm

Feast your eyes upon this 2007 Hyundai Tiburon custom-designed and covered in acrylic paint by revered New York Artist Billy! The artist was commissioned by Hyundai to paint their new 2007 Tiburon for the National Hyundai Dealer Show, and this is the fruit of his labor. In case you're curious about his procedure for painting the cars, he starts by wet sanding the car to buff it a bit and then he uses an ...


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How to ‘Read’ a Tire’s Sidewall

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 6th, 2007 3:39pm

By Mary Aichlmayr, Managing Editor, Tire Review Take a close look at the sidewalls of the tires you’re using right now on your vehicle. You’ll see several letters and numbers, which might appear random. Nothing could be further from the truth. Regardless of manufacturer or brand, every tire sold today is required to be stamped with certain vital information. Everything you need to know about a tire is ...


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Ask Patty Bites the Big Apple, Day Two

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 6th, 2007 9:12am

Ask Patty Bites the Big Apple, Day Two General Motors opened the New York Auto Show on Wednesday morning with the first vehicle reveal, hosted by GM Chairman Bob Lutz and Vice President of GM Global Design Ed Welburn. A high-energy hip-hop dance troupe presented a trio of brightly colored mini cars meant to highlight Chevy's new focus on design. Introduced as "the Triplets" we were told the creative little ...


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