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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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Best Ways to be Pampered in your Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 12th, 2009 3:59am

Some of the BlogHer women were discussing recently whether we tend to be the ones who get spoiled, or whether we are the ones who do the actual spoiling. So the question was asked "Is it better to be spoiled than to spoil others?" It got me to thinking about ways to be spoiled while in the car. At AskPatty, we often have opportunities to evaluate vehicles with a large assortment of special features and options, and have come across ...


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Ten Ways Ford Is Changing In-Car Communications With Sync Technology

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 18th, 2008 3:34pm

Staying connected is a way of life now. Recent research from the Consumer Electronics Association shows there are more than 200 million mobile phones in the U.S. Ford Motor Company research also indicates customers want to stay connected to their digital media players: More than 70 percent of new car buyers are looking for the ability to use digital media players in their new vehicles. Sync, developed in ...


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Marketing to Women Article Hits the Nail on the Head: Auto Dealers Just Don't Get It

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 17th, 2008 3:30pm

We’ve all been there, us gals. We walk into a dealership and start looking around at the cars or trucks and we get approached by the salesperson. Let the pandering begin! I remember when I first started taking my Acura RSX in for service. My husband was with me and they spoke directly to him. Because why would I won that car? It has a manual transmission after all. I stopped taking my husband with me. I also ...


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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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