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April 23, 2008

Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: April 23, 2008

Welcome to the AskPatty Blog Carnival, where we provide a refreshing assortment of female friendly news and interesting automotive tidbits from around the blogosphere. April is drawing to  a close, but the fun is not ending: we've got plenty of useful stuff to share. Have you got something to share? Email Ask Patty at to include your own blog bits in next week's carnival!

Bloghers_give BlogHer has launched a special campaign with GlobalGiving to raise money for lifesaving programs for women around the world. Their goal is to find out how many women's lives we can save by blogging to raise small donations -- $10, $15, $25, $50 --for critical clinics and educational programs for women, children and girls specifically in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Darfur, Nepal, and South Africa.  By harnessing the power of women online, these contributions will improve maternal health and save women's lives. Your donation to one or more of these projects can save women's lives by supplying health care, birthing kits, education, trained birthing attendants, meals, and much, much more. Click the link and make a difference!

Fivestepstogettingbestprice Ideally, a dealership should help you find the right vehicle at a fair price. But some dealers place more emphasis on their profit margins than on satisfying their customers. When buying a car, keep your interests front and center--and avoid common pitfalls that can cost you extra money--by following these five steps to getting the best price  at Yahoo!autos.

Wrecked_acura_nsx Leave it to those Jalopnik dudes to find (and share) the aftermath of this horrific Acura NSX wreck. The car is destroyed, its various parts litter the street, and surprisingly, the driver survived with a fractured neck, and (probably) some pretty hefty lawyer's fees ahead of him.

Surfersam SurferSam thinks life's a beach, and his laid-back site features this kickin' article full of useful info about new cars and their brand-new features for fun and safety. You don't need to be a surfer to sail through his educational intro to all things automotive.

Tiredcar She's 30 days into her cross-country drive in a cool collection of Saturn vehicles, and wrapping up the final leg of the stunt she calls "Bossy's Excellent Road Trip" in a brand-new Saturn Astra. Bossy embarked on this five-week journey to meet her blogging family -- and Saturn was nice enough to loan her the cars. Check out her adventures in her extremely entertaining blog entries at Go Bossy, you're almost home!

Iwantbettermileage The fuel efficient driver at I Want Better Gas Mileage has posted a brief but educational blog on E85 Ethanol Vehicles. It appears to be a fledgling site, so stop by and let him know what you think of his efforts.

Fakeferraris Who wouldn't want to own a Ferrari? Who wouldn't want to own one at a discount? Well watch out, because if the price is too low, it could be a fake, as this segment at CNNVideo explains. These knockoffs are so good, even the experts can't tell them apart.

Lmc_logo As the days grow longer and warmer, driving season is upon us. Long weekends beckon, and we jump into our cars and head out and away. Spontaneity is the name of the game, but just a little planning can make sure that not only do we get to our destinations, but also get back again in one piece. You're prepared to take a break, so check out this guide at and so make sure your car is too by following her common sense guide to car safety.

Pink_audi_tt This week's pink car: Barbie, your TT has arrived, and Ken's jealous. Here's one you don't see every day - a gorgeous Audi TT in Barbie pink pearl. We can thank the car lovers at the Fourtitude Forums for archiving this car conversation. Would you drive it? Heck yeah! Sign me up!

And that's it for this week's AskPatty Cars Around the World Blog Carnival! Make sure to submit your article for next week's "Automotive Advice for Women Blog Carnival" using the online form  or by emailing Ask Patty at

Brandy_schaffels_s_2 By Brandy Schaffels
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