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AskPatty's Car Buying Do's and Don'ts

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 5th, 2015 3:47pm

Everybody loves the idea of buying a new car, but unfortunately sometimes shopping for one can be an overwhelming experience. A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make, and with an average purchase price above $33,560 (according to Kelley Blue Book), you want to make sure you're happy with your purchase. To help you in the process, we've compiled this list of car-buying dos and don'ts to ...


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Green Car Buying on a Budget?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 29th, 2009 5:12am

It seems that everyone we talk to is on a tighter budget these days, and most of them tell us watching their pennies has become more than just a hobby. It doesn't matter whether it's groceries, clothing, or gas, we're all looking for the best deal whenever possible.


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So You Want to Buy a New Car?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 27th, 2008 10:05am

CNN found that 75% of people surveyed would rather go to the dentist than a car dealership. Most people do however love driving their new car off the dealership lot. Emotions run high when buying a new car. Never be afraid to walk away from a car deal if it doesn't feel right. On the other hand, if your questions have been answered and the deal feels right, take a deep breath, buy your car, and enjoy the drive ...


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The Eyes of Your Automobile

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2007 9:01am

Are your headlights aimed correctly? According to the National Safety Council, the number of traffic deaths is three times greater at night than during the day. Since 90 percent of a driver's reaction depends on visibility, it is extremely important that your headlights are aimed correctly, are clean and are working. If other drivers are flashing their lights at you, it could be a sign that your headlights are ...


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To Haggle or Not to Haggle? That is the Question for Car Dealers Today

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 26th, 2007 9:04pm

One Price - No Haggle may be coming to a showroom near you as the Web makes prices more transparent and dealers try to cater to women and Gen Y drivers Business Week magazine writes in its current issue, http://tinyurl.com/ywxpuh . It's one of the enduring oddities of American retailing: car dealers haggling over price with their customers. A major car dealer chain of stores headquartered in Oregon has announced ...


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Do You Know the Difference Between Leasing and Buying?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 25th, 2007 6:05pm

When you’re in the market for a new car or truck one of the first decisions you face is whether to buy or lease. While buying or leasing each have their own advantages, there are important differences you should consider before going to the showroom. There isn’t a right answer to the question of which is better: buying or leasing. The decision to buy or to lease depends on your individual ...


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The 3 Steps You MUST Take to Ensure you Purchase A Great Used Car and NOT a Lemon!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 23rd, 2007 2:01pm

      Step 1: Do Your Homework. Know what you’re looking for before you even pick up a paper, turn on the computer or step foot onto a car lot. Know what your budget is, how you’re going to pay for the vehicle and research the safety and reliability of various makes and models to figure out what you want. Step 2: The Preliminary Inspection. It’s imperative that ...


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11 New Car Buying Tips from AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 9th, 2007 11:50pm

The fall is one of the best times of year to get the best deal on makes and models in stock at dealerships as the 2008 models move onto dealer showrooms. If you are planning to shop soon for a new car or truck, here are 11 tips to help you get the best possible deal. A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the ...


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8 Great Tips for Women Car Buyers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 22nd, 2007 1:28pm

According to industry statistics, women buy more than half of all cars, and influence more than 85 percent of all vehicle purchases. As a woman, you already know that many of the household purchase decisions are in your hands, either by deciding or helping a loved one to decide. Despite this, typically, women are viewed at a disadvantage during negotiations – but if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, you ...


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