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Taking the Scare Out of Driving on Halloween

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 22nd, 2007 11:32pm

Driving on Halloween can be frightening for motorists, especially when little “ghouls” and “goblins” – out after dark and full of excitement – forget road safety rules or wear costumes or masks that limit their vision. To help ensure safety on a night reserved for fun, the Car Care Council reminds motorists to drive slowly, be extra careful when entering or exiting driveways ...


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A Visit to the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, the 'Smithsonian' of Automotive Museums

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 22nd, 2007 11:27pm

People may wonder why on earth a Mustang owner would be so interested in Chrysler and their products. The answer can be found simply byt taking a look at the vehicles they offer. Here we have a company who is leaps and bounds ahead of other automakers in terms of design, capability, and value for the money. It also doesn't hurt that they treat journalists very, very well. In September, I experienced ...


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Ask Patty featured at Biz941

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 22nd, 2007 7:14pm

A Sarasota company finally recognizes that women drive the car-buying market, says Bob Andelman. Research shows that women influence buying decisions on more than 85 percent of all new car purchases. So why do the dealerships selling the cars treat their biggest market with such disrespect? Sarasota's Peter Martin realized the power of the female buyer his first day on the job at a Ford dealership in Columbus, Ohio, two ...


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Ask Patty.com Partners with AWARE on Auto Financing Initiative

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 22nd, 2007 7:09pm

Ask Patty.com has partnered with AWARE (Americans Well-informed on Automobile Retailing Economics) to educate consumers about the auto financing process and offer tips and resources to help consumers make financing choices that match their needs and circumstances. Ask Patty.com, which is now an AWARE education ally, gives the auto finance education organization a unique opportunity to have its materials and information featured on ...


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GM Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle: From Concept to Market

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 19th, 2007 5:30pm

I am filing this after a day at the GM Equinox Fuel Cell media outreach event -- "Electric Drive University". After having read Sherry Boschert's "Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars That Will Recharge America" and watched "Who Killed the Electric Car?" (2006) by Martin Sheen, I was really curious to hear directly from GM its side of the story. The event showcased the GM Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell ...


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Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival October 18th 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 18th, 2007 5:05pm

Natacha Gachnang makes history by becoming the first female driver to race an A1GP Car. “The tests in Silverstone have been a fantastic experience and I’m very grateful to Max Welti for the opportunity he gave me to drive for the A1 Team Switzerland team. It’s interesting to get to drive a single-seater like the A1 GP car, one of the top racing cars in the world. "I will do my best to help the ...


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Podcast: Ever think about a career in the automotive industry? Grace Appleton of JMsolutions Tells All!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 18th, 2007 4:39pm

Grace Appleton of JMsolutions shares her incredible and meteoric rise to success as a woman working in the automotive industry. Grace will both inspire and surprise you with her amazing story and perhaps motivate you to investigate a career opportunity for yourself in the automotive industry. Click here to listen to the podcast now! Grace Appleton is Director/General Manager, Wholesale Solutions at JMsolutions. ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: October 15, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 17th, 2007 9:37pm

It's October and this is not a trick; we're still promoting Breast Cancer Awareness month as a time for people to come together and use the power of community to make a difference for such an important cause. The CafePress Breast Cancer Donation Shop contains hundreds of products designed and donated by generous CafePress community members. CafePress donates an amount equal to 40% of the retail price of all ...


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The Chevy Malibu Advertising Campaign WHO Can't Ignore?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 17th, 2007 8:25pm

When the all-new 2008 Chevrolet Malibu begins rolling into dealer showrooms on November 1, Chevy is betting that Americans will be aware that the company is back in the car business with a serious competitor in the midsize segment. Or so says a press release announcing its massive advertising and promotional campaign that kicks off October 17. This integrated marketing push -- the latest in Chevrolet's ...


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AskPatty in the Oregon Vehicle Dealer Association 'Dealer Solutions' Magazine

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2007 4:10pm

Dealers are always talking about how to sell cars to women, but don't usually do anything about training their staff on how women think about cars. It is estimated that over 50 percent of all cars are bought by women, and women infl uence the sale of 85 percent of all cars. To quote Jody DeVere of AskPatty.com, "You can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on how to bring women into the dealership, but if they don't ...


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