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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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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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Top Five Things Women Should Ask When Their Vehicle is in the Shop

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 11th, 2007 2:26am

by Julie Sperling of Accurate Auto Having your vehicle in the repair shop is NEVER any fun. It usually happens in between taking six kids to six different after school events, picking up dry cleaning, and trying desperately to get to the grocery store to pick up dinner. With all the things we have on our plates today having a broken vehicle can be one of the biggest causes of stress-other than money-for 80% of ...


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USDOT Secretary Mary Peters Creates Motorcycle Safety Campaign Based on Her Personal Crash Survival

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 6th, 2007 5:17am

To combat the alarming trend of rising motorcycle injuries and fatalities, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters recently announced a comprehensive new federal initiative to improve motorcycle safety with more rider education and training, tougher standards for helmet certification labeling, law enforcement training, and road designs that consider motorcycle dynamics. Secretary Peters - an avid motorcyclist ...


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Are High-Tech Solutions the Answer to Reducing Traffic?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 5th, 2007 5:55pm

December 2007 (Medialink) - Last year, Americans drove nearly three trillion miles, according to the Federal Highway Administration and it is estimated 78 million more trucks and cars are expected to be on the roads by 2040. Bottom line, traffic is at an all-time high and experts say technology is the solution. Coast to coast, cities large and small are turning to intelligent traffic solutions to keep cars moving. From ...


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Danica Patrick's ABC's of Getting Your Car Winter Worthy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 5th, 2007 9:23am

Danica Patrick, IndyCar Series sensation offers the ABC's of making your car ready for winter: "I learned how to drive in the Midwest, famous for some of the most extreme winter weather conditions," Danica said. "This taught me that harsh weather can be very hard on a car. You're risking a breakdown if you don't take the time to prepare your vehicle for the winter, even if you don't have your ...


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Ford to Underwrite Unprecedented Exhibition Honoring African American Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 3rd, 2007 9:09am

Ford Motor Company has announced that it will underwrite the National "Freedom's Sisters" Traveling Exhibition honoring extraordinary African American women. The traveling exhibition to be created by the Cincinnati Museum Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) celebrates 20 African American women, from key 19th century historical figures to contemporary leaders who ...


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