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What is Your Ecological Footprint?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 19th, 2007 7:00pm

The Footprint Network tells us that this year, we have finished consuming all the natural resources the world produces for the year, on Oct 18. Globally we humans now require 1.3 planets to support us. In other words, we are not living sustainably. We are borrowing resources from future generation in order to cover all our consumption needs today. This calculation is made by calculating humanity’s Ecological ...


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Wall Street Journal Watches Top 50 Executive Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 19th, 2007 7:00pm

Michelle Krebs, veteran automotive-industry authority, is part of the Edmunds.com team, providing news and commentary. In a recent blog post at the Edmunds Auto Observer, Michelle commented on the Wall Street Journal's recent "2007 50 Women to Watch" List. According to the Wall Street Journal, "While the number of women in top executive jobs has barely increased, the pipeline is filled with female ...


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What is the Best Car for Your Sign?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 19th, 2007 7:00pm

Whether you're on a budget, comfortable, or fully loaded, here are the cars and trucks that reflect your astrological personality! Aries Aries loves the thrill of speed, and with Mars as your ruling planet, you have a special affinity for the color red. Yours is the sign of the Ram, which certainly fits your bold, impulsive nature! Keeping those qualities in mind, if you're... Fully loaded: Go for a red ...


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Hands-free Holiday Shopping at Amazon.com - While Driving?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2007 7:00pm

Get this. I'm driving to an appointment, when I get an idea for a holiday gift. Of course, because I'm in my car, you might think there's not much I can do.... Guess again! A new partnership between Jott.com and Amazon.com allows for verbal on-the-fly requests for products, reviews, and prices - with results delivered directly to your email inbox. I love Jott. I've been a member since the summer, ...


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Woman's Review: 2008 Dodge Avenger R/T AWD

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2007 11:00am

It's a rare occasion when I find myself excited about a car before it hits the showroom floor. Normally, a redesigned vehicle takes months (or sometimes years) to appeal to me. Not so with the 2008 Dodge Avenger R/T AWD. From the moment I saw the first spy photos, I was sold on this car. Would that alone be enough to convince me that this vehicle is a worthy contender in my battle to find the ideal family ...


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All I Want for Christmas is a Brand-New Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2007 10:00am

All I Want for Christmas is a Brand-New Car All I want for Christmas is a brand new car...a brand new car ...a brand new car-Ohhhhh! I am now Grandmother to six beautiful grandchildren ages eight to newborn, two new grandbabies blessed my family just in 2007, a girl Quincy Brielle and a boy Benjamin Xavier! Christmas this year is going to be all about the grand kids and I can't wait to see their cherub faces as they bake and decorate cookies Christmas Eve, open Christmas ...


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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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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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