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Ex-Con Cabbie Carjacks Passenger (aka Robbie Gordon Films a New Pepsi Commercial)

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 5th, 2014 1:30am

Social media is abuzz with chatter about how an automotive journalist was recently kidnapped by an ex-con cabbie and taken along in a police chase. In the reality-style YouTube video, the guy squeals like a baby from the back seat of the taxi, and begs the driver to let him out, pleading “this never works. THIS NEVER WORKS!!” Meanwhle, the cops chase them at high speeds, lights and sirens blaring, through an industrial ...


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Ask Patty Makes Car Shopping Easy with American Express

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 2nd, 2011 8:10pm

New-car shopping should be as fun and exciting as trying on a pair of the latest designer shoes—whether you’re buying a comfortable and affordable Chevrolet Cruze or putting a deposit down on a sporty, high-performance Porsche Panamera. You shouldn’t have to worry about high-pressured salesmen and grueling negotiations. And now you don’t have to. Not anymore. The American Express Auto Purchasing Program ...


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How Much Car Can I Afford?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 29th, 2010 4:26am

Unless you have the "cash on hand" to purchase a new vehicle outright, you will probably be like most of us and make payments each month to your lender.


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Jody DeVere Featured in Collision and Repair ABRN Magazine on Tips to attract, retain female customers during NACE 2010 in Vegas

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 13th, 2010 9:01pm

Women in the U.S. have steadily been increasing their purchasing power for decades. Collision and automotive repair shops, however, are typically run and mostly staffed by men, and designed for customers that have, historically, also largely been men. ... Read More!


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No Longer In The Passenger Seat: Women's Influence In Automotive

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 3rd, 2010 4:13pm

When did the focus on women consumers really begin in earnest for the automotive industry and why? Jody Devere: Between 2000 and 2002, two women wrote best-selling books about marketing to women that had tremendous influence on women consumers and even some early adopter brands: Marketing to Women by Marti Barletta and Eveolution: The Eight Truths of Marketing to Women by Faith Popcorn. By the mid 2000s, the blogosphere, and social ...


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Volkswagen Launches 'Das Auto' Campaign

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 15th, 2008 9:57pm

Volkswagen of America has launched a new advertising campaign called "Das Auto," which, for non-German-speakers, means "the car." The campaign, which launched last week and was playing practically nonstop over the weekend, introduces the world to the company's new spokesvehicle Max, an iconic, quirky, talking 1964 black Beetle. In each spot, Max has candid conversations with notable figures ...


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NIADA announces AskPatty.com as one of NIADA's Preferred Industry Educational Providers.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 29th, 2008 4:31pm

NIADA Announces New Industry Educational Provider NIADA announces AskPatty.com as one of NIADA's Preferred Industry Educational Providers. AskPatty.com is a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Women can shop for vehicles using the network of certified female friendly dealerships across the United States. Michael Linn, NIADA Executive Vice ...


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2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR Lands Starring Role in New Knight Rider

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 4th, 2008 3:17pm

When the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR launches this spring don't be surprised if there's some confusion over what the letters "KR" stand for. While the super car has been known to racing fans as "King of the Road" since 1968, this February it will star in a remake of the hit TV series Knight Rider, making mix-ups inevitable. "It's purely a coincidence and a nice one at that,"" ...


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NBC Announces the Return of KITT Car in New 'Knight Rider' Television Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 25th, 2007 3:11pm

Remember the popular American television series which ran from 1982 to 1986 starring David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a kind of modern-day "knight"? His partner was an advanced Pontiac Trans Am with artificial intelligence. Not only could it talk, it could morph into an attack vehicle that accelerated to 300 mph, used a Turbo Boost to jump over obstacles, and even drive itself. Go ahead, 'fess up, we know ...


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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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