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Car Sales and Politics - A Perfect Combination for Election Day

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 4th, 2008 7:58pm

In the final hours of Election Day, the candidates are battling for every vote. U.S. News and World Report says  "They might be able to save some time by checking out the kind of cars voters are driving...what people drive tends to show how they vote."  For example, pickup truck drivers are 3.5 times more likely to be Republicans than Democrats. What does your car say about your own political preferences?Regardless of whether ...


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AskPatty in the News, October 16-31, 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 31st, 2008 8:23pm

October 29, 2008AskPatty's Female Friendly Dealer Cheri Fleming of Valencia Acura in the New York Times: Deals Are Plentiful (but Bring Good Credit)Car dealerships have been lonely places this fall, with many customers driven away by the economic tsunami of 2008. Sales have plummeted, and no one knows when these customers will be back."Because of all the uncertainty, consumers are understandably reluctant about plunging into a ...


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Taking the Scare Out of Driving on Halloween

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2008 11:44pm

Driving on Halloween can be frightening for motorists, especially when little "ghouls" and "goblins" - out after dark and full of excitement - forget road safety rules or wear costumes or masks that limit their vision. To help ensure safety on a night reserved for fun, the Car Care Council reminds motorists to drive slowly, be extra careful when entering or exiting driveways or alleyways, and make sure the vehicle's brake system works ...


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Safety Reminder: Teen Safety Week Urges Young Drivers to Concentrate on Driving Basics

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 22nd, 2008 1:03am

With fall season here, and students settling back to the classroom focusing on readin', writin' and 'rithmatic, here's another reminder to also concentrate behind the wheel when driving a car or truck. As part of this week's National Teen Driver Safety Week activities, Ford is expanding Driving Skills for Life,  the company's award-winning driver's education program. The program launched in 2003 and has trained about 332,000 young ...


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AskPatty in the News, October 1-15, 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2008 8:15pm

October 7th, 2008AskPatty at CarFU: AskPatty Says: Ladies, Start Your Browsers!During the (instant classic) Cadillac commercial for the CTS, a clear eyed and confident woman is behind the wheel. She is driving through a tunnel, and the tunnel lights illuminate the interior enough to see that she is the epitome of a focused professional woman. And, of course, she is gorgeous.She asks the question she says is most important: "When you ...


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Volkswagen 'Sign-Then-Drive' Lease Promotion Returns

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2008 4:00am

In a time when most vehicle manufacturers have begun shying away from leasing, Volkswagen is announcing the return of a stimulus package from earlier this year to promote the attractiveness of leasing a new Volkswagen.The popular "Sign-THEN-Drive" sales promotion has returned -- and as part of the incentive package, Volkswagen will waive the security deposit and make the first monthly payment for the customer on 13 of Volkswagen's ...


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Chevrolet Aveo5 Livin' Large College Cab Provides Free, Interactive Rides to College Students

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 3rd, 2008 2:05pm

In a new spin on the idea of campus shuttles, Chevrolet has announced it will be dispatching a 2009 Chevy Aveo5 to six college campuses, where it will provide free rides to students. During their ride in the Chevy Aveo5 College Cab, students will knowingly be filmed en route to their destination on or near campus. They will be encouraged to showcase their personality during their time in the Aveo5 College Cab and within 24 hours, their ...


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Be Safe and Smart with Car Seat ID Kits

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 30th, 2008 8:32am

Sometimes AskPatty stumbles across something that's so smart and such a no-brainer, we're ashamed we didn't think of it ourselves! Here is one of those things, found in a product review by Real Moms Review Panel Member Sara Lilly: the Chicks and Cubs "Car Seat ID Kit." "Why is this such a good thing?" you ask? Well, here's a scary thought. When I take my grandkids to crowded places, such as theme parks or on vacation camping ...


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Highway Hero Helps Thousands of Stranded Motorists

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2008 5:18am

Thomas Weller -- a kind-faced, gray-haired gentleman -- is the local hero of San Diego area highways. A mechanic by trade, he cruises the roadways playing good Samaritan in a Ghostbusters-inspired rescue vehicle, fully equipped with power tools and even an air compressor to handle practically any roadside mechanical emergency. This three-minute CBS video we found at darynkagan.com shares his inspired story of kindness. Weller ...


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Chrysler Joins the Electric Vehicle Party

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2008 4:26am

With so much talk of electric vehicles approaching the marketplace,  it appears that Chrysler was not about to be left out of the party and has announce that it will also be supplying a couple of entries to green-minded alternative-fuel seeking consumers.Best known for its manly heavy-duty trucks and gas guzzling super-high-performance vehicles, the company has just announced the advent of three electric-drive vehicles, one of ...


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