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Slow Housing Market Affects Auto Sales

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2007 5:11am

Light vehicle sales could drop below 16 million next year as a slow housing market continues, according to billionaire auto parts investor Wilbur Ross. It’s anticipated to be the lowest tally since 1998. Despite shrinking auto sales, Ross doesn’t see manufacturers discounting cars. Detroit automakers have reduced production in factories to decrease pressure to do discounts and to reverse compounding ...


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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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Ask Patty and Jody is Interviewed on In Women We Trust

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 26th, 2007 10:28pm

900 Car Dealers ASK PATTY How to Become More Female-Friendly I first met Jody DeVere, the President of Ask Patty, a year ago. I joked that I'll know when this "Marketing to Women" thing is working if car sales people become female-friendly. Thanks to Jody and thousands of her new best friends, the car industry is turning in the right direction. Over 900 dealers are interested in learning how to better serve ...


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CBS Channel 3 in Philadelphia Promotes Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 13th, 2007 5:24am

3 On Your Side: Female Friendly Car Dealerships Jim Donovan Reporting SEE VIDEO (CBS 3) PHILADELPHIA Hey ladies, have you ever tried to buy a car and had the salesman talk down to you or suggest you run everything by your husband? Maybe they quoted you a higher price than they would a man. Well, 3 On Your Side's Jim Donovan tells you how dealerships are changing. When it comes to car ...


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Ask Patty and McCafferty Ford Featured in The Patriot News

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 2nd, 2007 4:12pm

Ask Patty program aims to make car shopping comfortable for women Sunday, April 01, 2007 BY DAN MILLER Of The Patriot-News Brenda Webber will never forget when, while shopping for a new car, a salesman asked if she had her husband's permission. Webber bought the car, a 1993 Subaru, but she swore she'd never go back to that dealer. Now, as the general sales manager at McCafferty ...


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Marisa's Dandelion Patch Blogs on Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 24th, 2007 1:47am

Don’t Buy That Car Without Patty Have you ever gone to a car dealership to buy a car? Did a salesperson run up to you, eager to help you choose a new vehicle? Or did you have to wait around for the salespeople to finsih their conversations with each other before they even noticed you? If you had to wait, you’re probably a woman. I always know what I want in a new car but I never go to a dealership alone. I ...


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Woman Car Buyer Speaks!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 6th, 2006 8:49pm

This weekend I went car shopping and experienced the quintessential difference between what is an good car sales person and a poor one - on the same lot within 5 minutes. I've already decided that I'll be going back to Toyota after a 10 year fling with GM; at 100,000 miles my Grand Am is breaking down with new ailments each week. The Corolla I had prior to that, however, went for 135,000 with not a hint of ...


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