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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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Test Drive the Latest Eco-Friendly Vehicles at Santa Monica's AltCar Expo

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 22nd, 2008 7:44am

Over the past few years, Americans have become more and more conscious of the environment and global warming. One of the biggest factors that impacts the environment today is automotive vehicles. The number of hybrid and diesel vehicles has increased significantly as Americans continue to search for environmentally and economically efficient cars.On September 26 and 27 the third annual Santa Monica AltCar Expo,  one of the largest ...


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Fuel Efficient Couple En Route Across United States To Break Guinness World Record For Lowest Fuel Consumption

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 15th, 2008 2:27pm

Two of the world's most fuel-efficient drivers, John and Helen Taylor, are a third of the way through their attempt to break the current world record for lowest fuel consumption across the 48 contiguous United States. A dozen days into their trip, they've passed through the northern states of the Great Plains, including South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana. Their chariot for this record-breaking trip is the all-new, ...


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Ask Patty.com Partners with AWARE on Auto Financing Initiative

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 22nd, 2007 7:09pm

Ask Patty.com has partnered with AWARE (Americans Well-informed on Automobile Retailing Economics) to educate consumers about the auto financing process and offer tips and resources to help consumers make financing choices that match their needs and circumstances. Ask Patty.com, which is now an AWARE education ally, gives the auto finance education organization a unique opportunity to have its materials and information featured on ...


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GM Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle: From Concept to Market

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 19th, 2007 5:30pm

I am filing this after a day at the GM Equinox Fuel Cell media outreach event -- "Electric Drive University". After having read Sherry Boschert's "Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars That Will Recharge America" and watched "Who Killed the Electric Car?" (2006) by Martin Sheen, I was really curious to hear directly from GM its side of the story. The event showcased the GM Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell ...


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Is a Hybrid or an SUV greener? Well, that depends...

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 11th, 2007 10:20pm

This week I happened to chance upon two situations of people debating their relative environmental impacts, with each side thinking she is more eco-friendly. In both cases, one party owns a more efficient vehicle while the other insists she lives a lower impact lifestyle overall despite having a less efficient vehicle. So in this post, I will compare the vehicle usage patterns of two drivers – one a hybrid ...


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Dealer's Edge Features Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2007 4:46pm

Web services, automakers help women get more recognition in dealerships Sites like Ask Patty seek to make women more comfortable when buying or servicing a car. Representing half of all new car buyers and wielding increasing economic clout, women are commanding more respect from automakers, car dealers and their service departments – but experts say there’s plenty room for improvement. And seminar ...


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Ask Patty Featured in Amarillo Globe News and News-Leader.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 2nd, 2007 9:18pm

  Liberating women from autocracy Group commands more respect from automakers By Akweli Parker The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA - "How many people have changed a tire?" instructor Lori Johnson asked the dozen women gathered in a residential Philadelphia driveway around a brand-new Volkswagen Passat. Two tentative hands went up. "It makes no sense to be waiting ...


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Ask Patty is in the Monterey County Herald

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 2nd, 2007 9:16pm

LIBERATING WOMEN FROM AUTOCRACY Car services geared to female drivers By AKWELI PARKER McClatchy Newspapers PHILADELPHIA - "How many people have changed a tire?" instructor Lori Johnson asked the dozen women gathered in a residential Philadelphia driveway around a brand-new Volkswagen Passat. Two tentative hands went up. "It makes no sense to be waiting an hour for AAA to come" after ...


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Ask Patty Is Featured In The Day Connecticut

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 12th, 2006 12:00am

Instructional Service is Designed To Liberate Women From Autocracy Philadelphia — “How many people have changed a tire?” instructor Lori Johnson asked the dozen women gathered in a residential Philadelphia driveway around a brand-new Volkswagen Passat. Two tentative hands went up. “It makes no sense to be waiting an hour for AAA to come” after getting a flat on the highway, ...


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