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Why Do We Buy Electric Cars?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 27th, 2014 12:22pm

Both Ford and Cadillac are advertising their own reasons for why we might buy electric cars.  In its commercial called “Poolside” Cadillac advertises its range-extending electric ELR sedan using a smug, handsome actor who snarked about the successes of entrepreneurship. He said,  “We're crazy, driven hard-working believers. Those other countries think we're nuts. Whatever." …And people hated it for ...


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What Does it Take to Be Green In the Auto Industry? Ask the LaFontaine family.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 9th, 2009 11:15pm

LaFontaine Automotive Group recently received a Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification for its brand-new Buick-GMC-Cadillac dealership, becoming the only "Green" dealership in Michigan, one of only two Gold-certified sites in the country, and the premiere auto dealership facility in the United States. The LaFontaine collection of dealerships are a family business, owned and operated for more than 25 ...


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General Motors announces bankruptcy, promising a new and better future

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 3rd, 2009 4:40pm

It was not much of a surprise yesterday when General Motors revealed the details of its bankruptcy plans; many in the automotive industry were wondering WHEN, not IF, GM would have to resort to such drastic measures. According to News.Yahoo.com "GM's bankruptcy filing is the fourth-largest in U.S. history and the largest for an industrial company. The company said it has $172.81 billion in debt and $82.29 billion in assets." As part ...


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Best Ways to be Pampered in your Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 12th, 2009 3:59am

Some of the BlogHer women were discussing recently whether we tend to be the ones who get spoiled, or whether we are the ones who do the actual spoiling. So the question was asked "Is it better to be spoiled than to spoil others?" It got me to thinking about ways to be spoiled while in the car. At AskPatty, we often have opportunities to evaluate vehicles with a large assortment of special features and options, and have come across ...


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Doug's Northwest Cadillac Hummer Becomes Shoreline's First AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly Locatio

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 20th, 2009 7:02pm

New Services Designed with the Women Consumer in Mind January 20, 2009 -- Doug's Northwest Cadillac Hummer of Shoreline, Washington, is pleased to announce they have completed AskPatty.com's Certified Female Friendly training and is now Shoreline's first Cadillac and Hummer Certified Female Friendly location. To achieve certified status, their personnel completed over 12 hours of online training on how to better meet the expectations ...


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Traveling in the Family Way: 2008 Cadillac CTS

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 30th, 2008 10:26pm

Beauty Beyond the Eye of the Beholder There are no two ways about it: The 2008 Cadillac CTS is a gorgeous car and you will feel gorgeous when you drive it. It doesn't matter if your blouse is spotted with spitup and you have dark circles under your eyes from late-night feedings, when you sit behind the wheel of this incredible sedan, you will feel beautiful. Surrounded by sumptuous leather, and soothed by its ...


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Marketing to Women Article Hits the Nail on the Head: Auto Dealers Just Don't Get It

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 17th, 2008 3:30pm

We’ve all been there, us gals. We walk into a dealership and start looking around at the cars or trucks and we get approached by the salesperson. Let the pandering begin! I remember when I first started taking my Acura RSX in for service. My husband was with me and they spoke directly to him. Because why would I won that car? It has a manual transmission after all. I stopped taking my husband with me. I also ...


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Custom Pink Cadillac Autographed by Aretha Franklin Auctioned for Music Cares

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 3rd, 2008 9:27pm

After the action got underway at the 2008 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala during Grammy Week, one lucky bidder was able climb behind the wheel of a one-of-a-kind Cadillac to drive down the "Freeway of Love" as stylishly as the "Queen of Soul" herself. Leo Bunin of California won final bid on a special pink Cadillac CTS - the 2008 Motor Trend Car of the Year - hand-signed by Aretha Franklin, and ...


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General Motors Green Cadillac Provoq Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 2nd, 2008 1:43pm

Cadillac unveiled a new vision for the future of luxury transportation with the innovative Provoq fuel cell concept during the CES Show in Vegas in January a hydrogen fuel cell crossover vehicle that continues GM’s commitment to displace petroleum through advanced technology. The Cadillac Provoq fuel cell concept is the latest example of GM’s groundbreaking E-Flex propulsion system, combining the ...


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NAIAS 2008 Day One Show Coverage Live From Detroit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 15th, 2008 5:41pm

Reporting live from Detroit and NAIAS on all the new unveiling and happenings here at the auto show. Much talk and excitement over the many new choices in environmentally friendly vehicles, wild design concept cars and elegant new designs. The Chevrolet Malibu is the 2008 North American Car of the Year, and the Mazda CX-9 is the 2008 North American Truck of the Year. The winners were announced ...


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