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Women and Cars: The Psychology of Global Warming

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2008 5:39pm

Here is an entertaining New Year resolution that we women could adopt to help fight climate change. What’s more, it seems like it will makes for a lively conversation topic with girlfriends! Recently, Britain’s top government scientist, Professor Sir David King of Cambridge University, was quoted as saying that if women stop admiring guys with fast and sexy cars, the world could be a greener ...


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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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Going Green—On the Road and at the Car Wash

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 8th, 2007 3:54pm

While drivers are becoming more environmentally conscious by purchasing hybrid vehicles, many may not be aware that washing those automobiles at professional car washes also positively impacts the environment. Environmental Partners, Inc., Issaquah, Seattle, conducted two tests in 2006 to measure the potential impact of untreated car wash discharges into the storm water system (and thereby to streams and ...


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What is 'Top Tier' Gas And Why Should You Use It?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 12th, 2007 5:00pm

Where do you buy your gas? Do you have loyalties based on location, cost, or brand? Do you choose to purchase your fuel with any thought to how its additives can help to keep your engine clean? I recently attended a presentation at the Phoenix Automotive Press Association, given by Jens Mueller-Belau of Shell Oil. It was fascinating. We ate pasta and learned about dreaded engine "gunk," and how gasoline detergents ...


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Complete Auto and AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 13th, 2007 5:15pm

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Sales of Electric Vehicles Zoom as Oil Prices Soar

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 8th, 2007 5:57pm

As gas prices gas reach an all-time high, ZAP, an alternative transportation company based in Santa Rosa, California, says interest for all of its electric vehicles has increased beyond their expectations. The Zapino, a new motorbike design introduced last month, sold out in just over two weeks. Likewise, ZAP's ZAPPY3 line of personal electric transporters sold out during one of the busiest buying seasons of the ...


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GM Vehicles Share The Summer Screen With Transformers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 3rd, 2007 11:26am

The summer blockbuster "Transformers" opens today, and let me tell you, it's going to take over theatres with a crash and a bang and a boom -- and whole lot of applause. Don't be fooled into thinking this is just some action adventure that can only be enjoyed by little boys. Yeah, they'll like it, but it's also important to note that two of the film's five headliners are ...


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Woman's Look: 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country Minivans

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 9th, 2007 10:12pm

As a female consumer at the New York Auto Show, I was able to take some time to climb inside some of the vehicles and take a detailed look at the interior, instead of just grabbing snapshots of the outside while I ran past to see the next car on the floor. One of the vehicles I spent considerable time with was the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan. (In case you didn't know, the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan and ...


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BMW Increases Reimbursements For Vehicle Mobility Modifications

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 28th, 2007 11:18pm

It's nice to know the manufacturers can be accommodating when special needs require us to modify our vehicles for additional mobility. In an effort to make its vehicles more accessible to buyers with disabilities, BMW Group has announced that it will remove the reimbursement ceiling for disabled buyers of BMW and Mini vehicles who wish to make one-time vehicle modifications to facilitate or ease their use of the ...


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Freebieland Blogger Blogs About Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 25th, 2007 1:55am

Car Info Portal For Women I came across a car information portal that is so useful for women I just have to share it. Being a woman myself and a prospective car buyer, I really do not relish the many decisions that I, a single woman, have to make. I do not have anyone to depend on or to advise me until I found Ask Patty. It is said that you can Find Your Dream Car on Ask Patty! Yes, it is true and many people have ...


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