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Celebrate Hometown Heroes with the Volvo for Life Awards

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 27th, 2007 3:04pm

Forty semi-finalists in the 6th Annual Volvo for life Awards are waiting for your vote. Nominees are in the running for a $100,000 charitable contribution and a Volvo car for life. You can vote for winners in four categories: Safety, Quality of Life, Environment, and the Butterfly Award (youth only). Cast your votes before January 7, 2008 and celebrate the season of giving! Volvo Cars of North America will award ...


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US House Energy and Commerce Committee Gives Holiday Gift - New Vehicle Child Safety Bill Passed!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 26th, 2007 2:59pm

I am so happy and excited to report that the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on a voice vote, passed a bill that would require federal regulators to consider ways of diminishing blind zones in large SUVs and pickups, prevent vehicles from rolling away and making power windows safer. A Senate committee approved similar legislation in May following reports of children being backed over in their driveways. Safety ...


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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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U.S. News and World Report Ranks 2008 Car Models

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 20th, 2007 7:00pm

U.S. News and World Report Ranks 2008 Car Models Thought I would share this breaking news report by U.S. News and World Report, ranking the new 2008 car models at or coming in soon to dealer showroom floors near you !! Some I agree and some of the best are missing.....your comments would be appreciated! U.S.News & World Report today announced its 2008 Car Rankings are available online . The 2008 rankings cover ...


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AskPatty.com Launches Certified Female Friendly Dealer Web Solution Version 3.0

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 20th, 2007 10:25am

An online car purchasing experience designed exclusively for women. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) December 14, 2007 -- AskPatty.com, Inc. announced the launch of Version 3.0 Dealer Web Solution for Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly Dealers. This latest design integrates seamlessly with automobile dealer websites and allows dealers enrolled in the AskPatty Certified Female ...


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What is Your Ecological Footprint?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 19th, 2007 7:00pm

The Footprint Network tells us that this year, we have finished consuming all the natural resources the world produces for the year, on Oct 18. Globally we humans now require 1.3 planets to support us. In other words, we are not living sustainably. We are borrowing resources from future generation in order to cover all our consumption needs today. This calculation is made by calculating humanity’s Ecological ...


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Hands-free Holiday Shopping at Amazon.com - While Driving?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2007 7:00pm

Get this. I'm driving to an appointment, when I get an idea for a holiday gift. Of course, because I'm in my car, you might think there's not much I can do.... Guess again! A new partnership between Jott.com and Amazon.com allows for verbal on-the-fly requests for products, reviews, and prices - with results delivered directly to your email inbox. I love Jott. I've been a member since the summer, ...


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All I Want for Christmas is a Brand-New Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2007 10:00am

All I Want for Christmas is a Brand-New Car All I want for Christmas is a brand new car...a brand new car ...a brand new car-Ohhhhh! I am now Grandmother to six beautiful grandchildren ages eight to newborn, two new grandbabies blessed my family just in 2007, a girl Quincy Brielle and a boy Benjamin Xavier! Christmas this year is going to be all about the grand kids and I can't wait to see their cherub faces as they bake and decorate cookies Christmas Eve, open Christmas ...


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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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Drunk Driver Kiefer Sutherland Goes to Jail for 48 Days

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 17th, 2007 7:00pm

There wasn't a counter-terrorist agent powerful enough or a White House operative with enough strings to pull Kiefer Sutherland out of jail after he was recently sentenced to serve 48 days in jail for his second drunken-driving arrest in three years. Kiefer immediately reported to a lockup in Glendale City Jail, saying "I'm very disappointed in myself for the poor judgment I exhibited recently, and ...


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