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Traveling in the Family Way: 2008 Porsche Cayenne GTS

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 8th, 2009 1:00am

At last, a sport/utility vehicle that drives like a sports carIf you've avoided stepping up to an SUV because you don't want to sacrifice the performance and handling of a smaller car, then the Cayenne GTS is for you. In so many sport/utility vehicle reviews, I've described their handling as "comfortable," "manageable," or "stoutly." At last I've found a family hauler that handles like a Porsche, because, well, it IS a Porsche. The ...


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Traveling in the Family Way -- 2008 Lexus LX 570

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 3rd, 2008 2:42pm

Upscale -- but complicated -- comfort Women know that sometimes being beautiful can also be complicated. It may take quite a bit of preparation - hair, nails, and makeup, not to mention uncomfortable undergarments - to appear our finest, but the results are always worth it. Such is also true for the gorgeous 2008 Lexus LX 570 sport/utility vehicle. Lexus' luxury-laden version of Toyota's recently redesigned ...


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Driving in the Family Way: 2008 Hummer H2

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 22nd, 2008 7:38pm

Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? From the moment the Hummer's roof banged against the height-restriction bar stretched across the exit of my parking structure I knew my initial concerns about the size of the H2 were just the tip of the iceberg. It didn't bump the pole on the way up the ramp! That scrape, and the sign on the gate that said "No vehicles over 5000 pounds," set a heavy ...


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Traveling in the Family Way: 2008 Honda Pilot

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 27th, 2008 6:52pm

Honda's Symphony of Organization Counters a Cacophony of Chaos It doesn't matter whether the kids are five, ten, or 15 years old; if you put more than two of them together in any sedan for more than just a few minutes be prepared for the discordance of sibling complaints: an anything-but-pleasant opera highlighted by the all-too-familiar chorus of "Moooom, he touched me!" This cacophony of whining and ...


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How Big is Too Big? Supersized Hummer Poses Parking Problems

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 19th, 2008 10:28am

The delivery guy drove the 2008 Hummer H2 up the ramp into my parking structure without any problems at all. I watched as he slowly drove under the bar that indicated the height limitation and I could see that he went safely underneath with inches to spare. Imagine my surprise upon exiting down the ramp, when we felt the roof of the humongous Hummer drag against the pole. And as if that wasn’t enough, when ...


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Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Named 2008 Green Car of the Year

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 23rd, 2007 10:18am

First full-size hybrid SUV promises 30 percent fuel efficiency increase over standard model By Green Car Journal Editors The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid - the first General Motors vehicle to use the company's all-new two-mode hybrid system, and the first full-size hybrid SUV- was presented the Green Car Journal's 2008 Green Car of the Year(R) award at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show. "This is a ...


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2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Promises to be Fuel Economy Leader

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 12th, 2007 8:14pm

Saturn promises that its all-new 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line hybrid will have a fuel economy rating of 25 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. Offering as many as 585 miles on just one tank of fuel under optimal conditions, this compact SUV could just have the best highway mileage of any sport utility vehicle currently on sale. Saturn has announced that the Vue Green Line will have a ...


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Click on Detroit Features Ask Patty and Saturn Vue GreenLine

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 26th, 2007 11:06pm

Go Green Without Going Broke   POSTED: Thursday, April 26, 2007 2007 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid With great anticipation and excitement I start a week long test drive of the Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid today! I was pacing the floor this morning waiting for delivery from GM Saturn and behold !, they delivered a Green car for a Green test drive around noon! Here is the skinny on ...


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Ford Takes Away the Honors in Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 10th, 2007 9:11am

The Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX sport utility vehicles earned a "top safety pick" grade today from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which also raised its crash ratings on the Ford Fusion. According to the Detroit Free Press article, in a series of tests sponsored by Ford, the institute awarded both vehicles "good" scores in front- and side-impact crash tests, as well as "good" ...


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