Now hold on, don’t get the wrong idea. I’m not gonna tell you to slip on a mini-skirt to get a better bottom-line deal on that new car you’ve been eyeballing. Unless, of course, you love wearing mini-skirts, in which case, do your thang, girl.
Clothing has an effect on how your feel about yourself and how you’re presented to others, so it makes sense to be a little strategic when you’re heading off to the dealership on your own. Car salespeople have a bad rap for being sharky types, but you’ll find that most are just like any other salesperson: trying to help you find something that you like, while taking home a commission for themselves. This doesn’t mean you have to treat them like the enemy, but it never hurts to lay all the chess pieces out in your favor. Continue reading
Have you ever heard that saying “smart girls go everywhere?” Well, maybe I’m paraphrasing it a bit, but it’s true – smarter chicks like us find themselves in all kinds of places, from mountain caves gathering data to indie film festivals, and they need cars that can be a right hand man and carry those designer messenger bags in style. That’s why I’ve picked out 5 cars for smart chicks, just to show the range of options available for those of us that are the brightest Crayons in the box.
A car is a serious investment. For a lot of us, it’s the first big purchase we’ll make, outside of adding to our collection of vinyl art toys and rare concert poster screen prints. When you’re shopping around for a new car, there are lots of different ways to buy one, as well as a lot of financing options available. But don’t get that first-day-on-campus, overwhelmed expression on your face – saving money is totally in your court, as long as you know what to look for and where.
These 5 new car saving tips will help you get the best deal on your new car. That way you can walk away loving what you bought, since this ain’t the Gap, and you can’t return it with the receipt. Continue reading
If you’re a regular reader of the CarWoo! Chronicle, you may have already browsed through my Car-Buying Tips For Women Part One, which was a general overview, or Part 2, which dove a little deeper into some of the finer points of buying a new car. These tips are specifically about what kind of knowledge you should be bringing into your car-buying experience. You don’t have to feel overwhelmed or like you need to know everything about cars in order to make a smart purchase, but these are a few tips that can help you hit your top points, so you wind up getting everything you want, and nothing you don’t. If only it were that easy with relationships. Continue reading
It’s not a secret really – the domain of cars has long been populated by men. They certainly stuck their flag in the sand way back in the days when Henry Ford was cranking up his first assembly line, but ever since they gave us little ol’ women the right to get a license of our own, well, we’ve had an eye for fast rides, too.
Not that the sole purpose of owning a car is to get some attention, but it sure is a nice perk. So pull your hair back, push on those Wayfarers, and make the boys of summer turn their heads with these three hotties on wheels. Continue reading
Unless you’re living in a state where you can see Russia from your house, you might have noticed the stifling temps of late. That would be an indication that summer has donned her bathing suit and is waving to us from the sand, and we must heed her call. That means driving around with the windows open, radio blaring, enjoying the sunshine and most importantly, the open road. With the possibility of the great American summer road trip before you, here are the top five summer cars. Continue reading
Oh summer. That time of year when our love affair with the road becomes unbearable; when we practically fling ourselves at the highway, forgetting to be cool or act unavailable. The summer road trip has been fantasized about ever since the first model rolled off the assembly line, and nothing is a truer testament to that than the sheer number of songs that have been written about driving, road trips, and leaving it all behind. Continue reading
So, let’s just say you finished up your final year of Undergrad (or took 8 years to write your dissertation, or wrapped up your second Masters, whatever…), and you’re peering out into the yawning unknown. You may not have a job or plan or even the slightest idea where to start, but I can promise you, you’re going to need a car. Continue reading
If you’re anything like me, you do a lot of shopping online. It’s true, I have been known to buy everything from bras to bacon online, and why not? I’m a busy broad, and the internet affords me never-ending opportunities to research at my leisure and shop around for the best price. That is my secret to being young, fabulous and broke, but still looking good and getting the things that I need. Continue reading
Car-buying in and of itself isn’t a gendered act, but as I know from years and years of working in the marketing industry, men and women tend to approach the shopping and making purchases in very different ways. So, to follow up on Part 1 of my Car-Buying Tips for Women, this is Part 2, which addresses some of the finer points of new-car buying. Continue reading
I think many woman can relate to this – you have to get to work, you have to swing by the grocery store to cook a healthy meal for yourself after you go to the gym. Then the dog needs to go out, so you talk to your sister on the phone while making a loop around the neighborhood, throw the clothes in the wash while you moisturize, pay bills, finish up you thesis proposal and try and figure out which charity to donate to this week. Sound about right? Good, then you are a perfect candidate for purchasing one of our top new car picks for women on the go. Continue reading