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Consumers Reach Tipping Point on Gas Prices Spike: Survey Reveals Dramatic Behavior Changes

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 29th, 2007 5:47am

With gas prices heading for $4 a gallon, consumers are making dramatic changes in driving and vehicle care behavior to save money, according to results of a new study by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). Nearly six in 10 people surveyed claim their driving behavior has changed due to rising gas prices. One-third of motorists surveyed stated that they would make changes when the price of gasoline ...


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What is the Best Car for Your Sign?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 19th, 2007 7:00pm

Whether you're on a budget, comfortable, or fully loaded, here are the cars and trucks that reflect your astrological personality! Aries Aries loves the thrill of speed, and with Mars as your ruling planet, you have a special affinity for the color red. Yours is the sign of the Ram, which certainly fits your bold, impulsive nature! Keeping those qualities in mind, if you're... Fully loaded: Go for a red ...


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Hands-free Holiday Shopping at Amazon.com - While Driving?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2007 7:00pm

Get this. I'm driving to an appointment, when I get an idea for a holiday gift. Of course, because I'm in my car, you might think there's not much I can do.... Guess again! A new partnership between Jott.com and Amazon.com allows for verbal on-the-fly requests for products, reviews, and prices - with results delivered directly to your email inbox. I love Jott. I've been a member since the summer, ...


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Top 10 Gifts for Car-Loving Ladies

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2007 1:00pm

It doesn't matter whether she is your wife, mother, or daughter; sister, cousin, or aunt. Are you looking for a way to indulge that special car-loving woman in your life? How about pampering her car -- or pampering HER while she's in her car? Consider accommodating her wildest driving fantasies with this collection of fun and luxurious gift ideas sure to drive her wild with holiday happiness. Play Footsies ...


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All I Want for Christmas is a Brand-New Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2007 10:00am

All I Want for Christmas is a Brand-New Car All I want for Christmas is a brand new car...a brand new car ...a brand new car-Ohhhhh! I am now Grandmother to six beautiful grandchildren ages eight to newborn, two new grandbabies blessed my family just in 2007, a girl Quincy Brielle and a boy Benjamin Xavier! Christmas this year is going to be all about the grand kids and I can't wait to see their cherub faces as they bake and decorate cookies Christmas Eve, open Christmas ...


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Dealerships Keep Consumers Happy? Survey says.....

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2007 5:19am

This article from Consumer Reports: Dealerships keep consumers happy...stated, "Contrary to stereotypes, car buyers are largely satisfied with their dealership experiences and feel they paid a fair price for their new or used vehicle, according to new findings from the Consumer Reports National Research Center. Still, some groups proved vulnerable to costly dealer sales tactics". Figures CR found ...


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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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AskPatty Pressroom -- December 1 through December 15

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 16th, 2007 9:52am

December 7, 2007 Financial Fridays: Car Purchase and Automotive Education with AskPatty.com The Ask Patty.com, Inc. website and blog is a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Women can shop for vehicles at our network of certified female friendly dealerships across the U.S. Today we will be speaking with AskPatty.com President, Jody Devere. Listen to the entire ...


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Campfire Media's Case Study on Second Life: Pontiac's Motorati Island & AskPatty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 14th, 2007 5:15am

Pontiac’s Motorati in Second Life- Case Study Pontiac has engaged consumers in a series of innovative experiences, including Pontiac’s Motorati Island, built around a “Power to the People” strategy. We’ve been extremely sensitive to the Second Life culture. Our insight was there was little “second-generation” experiences in Second Life — ongoing entertainment ...


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Do U Txt Whl Drvng?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 14th, 2007 5:05am

A competition recently hosted by Nuance Communications, Inc. showed that voice commands reduce the risk of driver distractions caused by the use of mobile devices in cars. "The Amazing Race: Distracted Driving" competition took place at Conversations Mobile, a premier speech event for the mobile communications industry held in Boca Raton, Florida. Contestants equipped with a traditional cell phone competed ...


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