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Hardee News Online Posts on Ask Patty and Crown Stores

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 23rd, 2007 6:47pm

In recognition of the value of the female consumer Crown Ford Wauchula along with 12 other Crown dealerships is embracing the Ask Patty Program. Askpatty.com is all about helping women make informative decisions when purchasing a car. Women represent over half of all vehicles sold annually in the United States with revenues topping $80 billion every year. Crown dealerships sold more than 16,200 new and used vehicles in ...


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Ford Takes Away the Honors in Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 10th, 2007 9:11am

The Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX sport utility vehicles earned a "top safety pick" grade today from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which also raised its crash ratings on the Ford Fusion. According to the Detroit Free Press article, in a series of tests sponsored by Ford, the institute awarded both vehicles "good" scores in front- and side-impact crash tests, as well as "good" ...


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Stamford Volvo Partners With Ask Patty to Market to Women Consumers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 4th, 2007 6:03pm

Stamford, Connecticut (PRWEB) January 4, 2007 -- Stamford Volvo, family owned and operated since 1958, will embrace the Ask Patty concept. Stamford Volvo owes this distinction to their high level of customer service and outstanding reputation of total customer satisfaction. Stamford Volvo's partnership with Ask Patty represents an increased commitment to the female car buyer to provide a safe and comfortable buying ...


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Free Manicures, Massages, and a Ford Edge? All At Dorian Ford!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 1st, 2007 12:00pm

You heard us right. Mike Dorian Ford in Detroit, an Ask Patty Female Friendly certified dealer, served the ladies this month at their Ladies Night at the dealership. Carolyn Dorian, General Manager, helped launch this event that was so successful. Dorian Ford has been a family owned and operated dealership since they opened for business in 1964. Their operating philosophy has been simple: Keep costs down and pass the ...


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How To Buy A Great Used Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 22nd, 2006 6:06pm

Click here to listen to our new Ask Patty Womanar Podcast: How To Buy A Great Used Car Amy Mattinat, author of “How To Buy A Great Used Car”, will give you advice and helpful tips on how to shop for, inspect, test drive, and negotiate the sale of a used car. Amy will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to create a budget for your purchase and how to factor in insurance and warranties when you ...


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Reader's Opinions on Ask Patty Article in Detroit Free Press

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 15th, 2006 10:28pm

Letters to the editor FROM OUR READERS: December 14, 2006 Men can sell to women Thanks for a very nice article on AskPatty.com and the very innovative Internet sales leader Steve Rajnert at Dorian Ford ("Women in the showroom: Car sellers learn language of respect," Dec. 11). He gets it. Women don't want to be treated like men when they're shopping for big-ticket items -- or ...


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My Baby Blue

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 12th, 2006 9:51pm

by Betty Dirosse Once upon a time, when cars were truly affordable, I received my first new car. It was a 1971 robin's egg blue Volkswagen. Little did either I or the car know, we would have many adventures by moving from suburban Long Island, NY, to Wilmington, Vermont. Over the course of those next nine years and 350,000 miles (yep, although salt on the roads made a transplant of the engine to a second body ...


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AskPatty.com Inc. Partners with Maddox Smye for Female Friendly Dealer Certification Training

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 13th, 2006 9:46pm

      New York, NY (PRWEB) October 4, 2006 -- AskPatty.com, Inc announced today that they will be partnering with Maddox Smye for the Ask Patty female friendly dealership certification training. The Ask Patty ...


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Ask Patty and Dorian Ford Featured in The Macomb Daily

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 6th, 2006 9:20pm

Women’s Web Site Takes Mystery Out of Car Buying By Andrea Nobile-Westfall Macomb Daily Staff Writer Web sites created to empower women on consumer issues have certainly been part of the Internet landscape for years (think ivillage.com or bejane.com), so it’s surprising that possibly one of the first sites solely dedicated to automotive advice for the female crowd just launched last summer. After ...


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NADA Names Female Vice Chair for 2007 - Annette Sykora of Ask Patty Certified Smith South Plains Dealership

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 25th, 2006 3:38pm

Annette (Smith) Sykora started her career in the automotive industry in 1982 as title clerk at Smith Ford Mercury. By 1989, she had been the Finance manager and took over as General Manager. Shortly thereafter she purchased controlling interest in the family dealership. Annette has been active on many factory committees, such as chairing the Ford Dealers Advertising Fund for Greater Texas, and serving on many other Ford ...


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