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We Minivan Moms Can Be Pretty High-Tech

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 15th, 2009 12:50am

I am a high-tech Mom and here's the proof: I purchased my first CD burner in 1997 and used it to create holiday music mixes I gave to friends at Christmas.  I was one of the first people I knew to sign up for broadband internet in 1998. I opted for a DVD drive in my 1999 Blue Apple PowerMac G3, and used it to watch movies on my beautiful GIANT egg-shaped 21-inch Apple Studio Display. I joined Twitter 526 days before Oprah and ...


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E85 Primer: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Ethanol-Based Fuels, But Were Afraid to Ask.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 21st, 2008 2:33pm

Here is some fabulous news! I read recently on gasmilage.wordpress.com , that Los Angeles County has approved a ground-breaking facility that will revolutionize the Biofuel industry. They are going to be making their E85 out of grass clippings, wood chips, paper products, and cardboard... and not corn. I have been pained watching the "powers that be" push corn down our throats as the best source of making ethanol. ...


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Ford Syncs Up With California Laws

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 15th, 2008 7:30pm

As California prepares to go "hands-free" this summer, Ford is ready to help the 29.7 million cell phone subscribers in California with its state-of-the-art Sync in-car communications and entertainment system, developed with Microsoft. California drivers don't have to buy a new bluetooth handsfree headset to comply with the law if they already own a Sync-equipped Ford vehicle. Ford Sync provides ...


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Remember FlexCar? Now Welcome ZipCar

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 26th, 2008 10:57am

Are you tired of a car payment but you want the convenience of having a car to get around? Want to chuck the high maintenance and dealership bills that come with owning a set of wheels, but hate the idea of giving up the freedom and fun of getting behind the wheel? ZipCar is for you! It’s basically a car sharing program online. There are 4 steps to ZipCar: Join, Reserve, Unlock, and Drive! Join: You sign up ...


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Saturn 11th Annual National Donor Day Events On Valentine's Day Will Reach 2,000th Planned Community Donor Drive

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 14th, 2008 10:31am

Attendees of the Chicago Auto Show's Women's Day on Tuesday had the opportunity to learn about Saturn's relationship with the Foundation for America's Blood Centers and the Saturn National Donor Day. Held on February 14, the event is one of America's largest annual community-wide life saving donation drives; to date, Saturn retailers and their blood bank partners have collected more than 226,000 units ...


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General Motors Green Cadillac Provoq Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 2nd, 2008 1:43pm

Cadillac unveiled a new vision for the future of luxury transportation with the innovative Provoq fuel cell concept during the CES Show in Vegas in January a hydrogen fuel cell crossover vehicle that continues GM’s commitment to displace petroleum through advanced technology. The Cadillac Provoq fuel cell concept is the latest example of GM’s groundbreaking E-Flex propulsion system, combining the ...


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How Good is Ethanol for the Environment?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 3rd, 2007 5:39am

Ethanol is all the rage in some circles now as an alternative fuel for our cars. Midwest America is especially enthusiastic about it because the agricultural economy can benefit from it. Brazil has successfully built a national industry based on sugarcane ethanol and biofuel cars. How good is ethanol really, for the environment? The hope is that ethanol can potentially produce many more benefits compared to ...


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Flex-Fuel Ford F-150 Presents Turkeys for Presidential Pardoning

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 22nd, 2007 4:50pm

In a White House tradition that dates back to President Harry S. Truman in 1947, two turkeys were given Thanksgiving pardons by President George W. Bush Tuesday. According to the Detroit Free Press, the turkeys were chauffeured to the White House in the back of a black flex-fuel Ford F-150 pickup truck for the event, which is sponsored by the National Turkey Federation and the Walt Disney Company. The F-150 then ...


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Flexible Car Sharing Now Available to College Students Across the U.S.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 31st, 2007 6:08pm

Did you know that, even if you don't own a car, you can still obtain reliable transportation on an hourly or daily basis, without the hassle of actually having to deal with a rental car company? Thanks to a service called "Flexcar" members can reserve and drive any of these cars whenever and wherever they need to, without filling out complicated paperwork or paying for insurance, gas, or repairs. ...


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Vox Blog Covers Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 16th, 2007 6:12am

Female car shoppers Apr 15, 2007 at 2:06 PM 2 comments Have you ever been talked down to by a man when you talk cars? I have, and let me tell you, it was fun to flex my car knowledge muscle and make him look like a puppy who just piddled in the house. It makes me feel good that women aren't lying down to take whatever they are given. AskPatty.com is one of the ...


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