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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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Consumers Reach Tipping Point on Gas Prices Spike: Survey Reveals Dramatic Behavior Changes

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 29th, 2007 5:47am

With gas prices heading for $4 a gallon, consumers are making dramatic changes in driving and vehicle care behavior to save money, according to results of a new study by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). Nearly six in 10 people surveyed claim their driving behavior has changed due to rising gas prices. One-third of motorists surveyed stated that they would make changes when the price of gasoline ...


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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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Hurry for Your Chance to Win a One-of-a-Kind Galpinized 'Warriors in Pink' Mustang

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 26th, 2007 2:53pm

Galpin Auto Sports Joins Ford and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to Take The Fight Against Breast Cancer To The Streets To raise awareness of the fight against breast cancer Galpin Auto Sports (GAS), home of MTV's Pimp My Ride, has created a one-of-a-kind Warriors in Pink Mustang for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The Galpinized Mustang will be given away as the grand prize in Ford's online Warriors in ...


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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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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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Slow Housing Market Affects Auto Sales

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2007 5:11am

Light vehicle sales could drop below 16 million next year as a slow housing market continues, according to billionaire auto parts investor Wilbur Ross. It’s anticipated to be the lowest tally since 1998. Despite shrinking auto sales, Ross doesn’t see manufacturers discounting cars. Detroit automakers have reduced production in factories to decrease pressure to do discounts and to reverse compounding ...


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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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AskPatty Pressroom -- December 1 through December 15

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 16th, 2007 9:52am

December 7, 2007 Financial Fridays: Car Purchase and Automotive Education with AskPatty.com The Ask Patty.com, Inc. website and blog is a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Women can shop for vehicles at our network of certified female friendly dealerships across the U.S. Today we will be speaking with AskPatty.com President, Jody Devere. Listen to the entire ...


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