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Getting a Good Vibe from Pontiac

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 15th, 2008 7:26pm

I had an opportunity to do a walk around and review the 2009 Pontiac Vibe with Dave Poniatowski, Pontiac Product Manager of the Vibe and Solstice. It was a bit of a change of pace from all the focus that was placed on the three new entrants (Solstice Coupe, G8 GXP, and G8 Sport Truck). Many of our readers have asked about the Vibe and Dave was kind enough to give me a personal tour at the New York Auto Show last ...


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Ladies: Here's your Chance to Name the new Pontiac G8 Sport Truck - and Win One in the Process!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 2nd, 2008 9:51pm

Pontiac unveiled a new sport truck design at the New York Auto Show. Based on the all-new Pontiac G8 performance sedan, the newest member of the G8 family has cargo bed suitable for either work or recreation. Pontiac sways the G8 sport truck stretches its commitment to style and performance, and promises it will arrive in dealers' showrooms in late 2009. Who remembers the old El Camino of the 1970s and 1980s? Well, ...


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Motorability Brings Car Culture to United Spinal Association

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 23rd, 2008 11:34pm

You can learn more about the newly-named Motorability Island at www.unitedspinal.org/motorability/. Motorability Island in Second Life (SL) is a vast, seven-sim complex designed specifically to promote United Spinal Association in SL, via the Education Center and other builds dotted around the Island. Visitors to the Island will find 2 full oval circuits, a full inter-sim road ...


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Vibe, Versa, Verve.... Varoooooooooom!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 10th, 2008 5:26pm

The Detroit Auto Show was touting so many Hybrids I thought I would mention some petrol -powered cars with plenty of fuel economy now and on the horizon. The Pontiac Vibe is ideal for commuters in need of some passenger and cargo space or as a family vehicle, this 5 passenger vehicle also includes a few important safety features such as driver and front passenger airbags and seatbelt pretensioners that automatically secure ...


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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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Campfire Media's Case Study on Second Life: Pontiac's Motorati Island & AskPatty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 14th, 2007 5:15am

Pontiac’s Motorati in Second Life- Case Study Pontiac has engaged consumers in a series of innovative experiences, including Pontiac’s Motorati Island, built around a “Power to the People” strategy. We’ve been extremely sensitive to the Second Life culture. Our insight was there was little “second-generation” experiences in Second Life — ongoing entertainment ...


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AskPatty featured in CampfireNYC Case Study: ‘Pontiac’s Motorati in Second Life’

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 19th, 2007 5:00am

Pontiac has engaged consumers in a series of innovative experiences, including Pontiac's Motorati Island, built around a "Power to the People" strategy. We've been extremely sensitive to the Second Life culture. Our insight was there was little "second-generation" experiences in Second Life -- ongoing entertainment experience provided by brands. We created car culture in Second Life with virtual ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: October 30, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2007 10:51pm

It's almost time for Halloween trick or treating! This week's carnival treat is an assortment of news from SEMA. What the heck is the SEMA Show? Produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association, the SEMA Show is the world's premier automotive aftermarket accessories event. This trade-only event serves the $36.7 billion automotive aftermarket industry, which allows drivers to personalize and enhance ...


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GM 2008 Collection is Coming up Roses with a Focus on Energy Diversity

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 24th, 2007 6:06am

I had a blast attending the General Motors 2008 Collection event this week with the ever passionate Bob Lutz, GM Vice Chairman and Susan Docherty, General Motors Western Region General Manager who I recently interviewed on AskPatty.com, they spoke about their excitement surrounding the GM brand revitalization that is currently underway. This event was a rare opportunity for me to test drive the many GM 2008 models before the ...


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What are the 50 Worst Cars of All Time?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 15th, 2007 7:01pm

On the 50th anniversary of the Ford Edsel, Time Magazine and Dan Neil, Pulitzer Prize-winning automotive critic and syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times, took a look at the 50 biggest lemons of the automotive industry. The result is a painfully honest, but clever, look at the vehicles we all love to hate. Presented chronologically, the first vehicles on the list are the 1899 Horsey Horseless carriage and the 1909 ...


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