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May 23, 2016

2016 Toyota Camry: Just What Jane Q. Public Wants in a Mid-Sized Sedan.

2016_Toyota_camryToyota has been deft at combining its quality engineering with an eye for what Jane Q. Public wants in a mid-sized sedan.

The Camry received a significant makeover in 2015 with just small upgrades for the 2016 model year. The Camry — built in Georgetown, Kentucky — can boast being “America’s Car” as it has been among the country’s best-selling cars for many years.

The Toyota Camry remains the top-selling mid-sized sedan in America, but it has plenty of competition nipping at its rear tires. To Toyota’s credit, it has improved the Camry’s handling and steering responsiveness compared with the previous version. The Entune connectivity set-up works well to integrate your smart-phone and deliver app-based services to the cabin. A supremely competent sedan that checks all the boxes for most buyers.

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May 20, 2016

Car Deals and Discounts for 2016 College Graduates


A new car can be an important part of leaving school to set off on a professional path.

Getting the degree was undoubtedly expensive, so to assist recent graduates as they ease onto a new road, many manufacturers offer special incentives – such as cash rebates, low down payments, and flexible leasing – and financing offers that may include relaxed credit requirements, discounted percentage rates, no requirements for a co-signer, waived security deposits (on leases), and even deferred payments on their new car purchases.

Program offers and requirements vary by manufacturer, so here’s a list of currently available programs to help 2016 graduates find their fit:

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May 18, 2016

To Lease or Not to Lease

160518 TC to lease or not to leaseThe decision to buy or lease can be a biggie.

A lease is a long-term rental, a car you’ll have to give back to the dealer at some point. A purchase is, well, yours for the long haul. Often your choice will come down to price.

If you want a nicer car but aren’t in the position to make high payments, a lease is the way to go. If you feel the value of ownership outweighs higher monthly payments, a purchase is the right fit.

Of course, if it were as simple as that the guide would just end here. Good thing we’ve also got incentives, monthly payments, insurance, and customization to cover, so watch for those in future posts.

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April 27, 2016

How To Guides: Selling Your Used Car

How_to_guide_selling_your_carHave you decided that it’s time to part ways with your beloved (or not so beloved) used car?

Perhaps you are ready to get into something better or maybe you’re moving and you just can’t take it with you. Whatever your reason, there are a few things you’ll want to know as you’re getting ready to sell your car.

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April 26, 2016

Do You Need A New Vehicle: Have You Really Thought This Out?

Woman_with_car_keys-90278446We have read and heard a lot recently about the “how tos” of selecting, buying, and financing a vehicle, and can enjoy the developing awareness on how women can make the best of visiting a dealership and avoid being taken advantage of in transactions.

From our beginning, AskPatty has considered this information as vital to the education and assistance of women buying vehicles, as well as the dealerships with which they deal.

But there are even more basic thoughts about procuring a vehicle that we tend to gloss over in our excitement to get a vehicle. These fall under the categories of “Why.”  If you're considering buying a vehicle, either new or used, then here are some questions that we strongly suggest you study and approach honestly:

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April 20, 2016

Your New Car Buying Guide

New_car_buyers_guideThere’s a lot more to buying a new car than deciding on the color, style, make, model, and price.

So you found a car you love? Great! Buying your new car should be fun. It’s all the stuff that comes before and after that decision that can often gum up the works.

Question Everything:

When you’re buying a new car, absolutely ask tons of questions. Not sure which questions to ask? You probably know at least one “car person” who understands everything there is to know about cars and car buying. Social scientist Malcolm Gladwell calls this someone the Maven—the person who has info on a wide array of products, who saves coupons, who wants to share knowledge with others. Try to identify some mavens in your life and ring ‘em up.

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April 14, 2016

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Used Car

Guide_buy_used_car_buying_guideBuying used can be a herculean task.

Beyond the original Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), other costs like tax, title, registration, and insurance often add roughly 10 percent to your overall purchase price. It’s important to consider the extra costs before establishing a price-range.

It’s also important not to overlook the role of auto financing in the total cost of your new car. Without the necessary cash lying around, getting in on a good loan might be the best option. How can you figure out which is a good one and which isn’t?

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April 12, 2016

2015 Ford Focus: Thorough Redesign

1__2015_ford_focus__hatchbacksFord began building and marketing its successful compact Focus more than 15 years ago for the 2000 model year.

Today, the latest Ford Focus lineup includes models that meet a variety of needs starting with the basic commuter car, like the entry-level Focus S models, and topping out with the Titanium trims, which have navigation and other extras that make it a premium sedan without a premium price tag. Focus prices start at $17,170.

The third-gen Ford Focus has a bold new look that features a restyled hood, grille, and trunk lid. Signature LED lighting for headlamps and taillamps, and new rear lamp clusters give Focus an exclusive look.

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April 07, 2016

Ciara Video Helps Launch #MyJeepStory

Ciara_launches-New_York_international_Auto_show-MyJeepStory-Because it seems every owner has a story to tell, Jeep is kicking off a year-long campaign called “#MyJeepStory” to highlight its passionate community and promote the brand's 75th anniversary celebrations.

As part of the #MyJeepStory campaign, Jeep is encouraging enthusiasts to share their own, authentic and inspiring Jeep brand stories –- enabled by Jeep vehicles and embodying the spirit of the brand through the pillars of freedom, adventure, authenticity, and passion.

The program launches this week with entertainer Ciara sharing her Jeep story about her heroes and her own Jeep Wrangler from Camp Jeep at the recent 2016 New York Auto Show.

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