There are several dozen reasons why a women might hate cars: because they make her feel less than sexy, because they never drive the way she’d like them to, because her male partner spends every weekend rebuilding his 1971 Camaro instead of spending time hanging out with her. Who knows? The point is, women have just as much of a right to enjoy the car they drive as well as to feel like it really reflects the person that they are. Maybe they just aren’t sure what cars do that. Continue reading
You know why people get so freaked out before they buy their first car? Because they’re about to drop a whole chunk of their hard-earned change for something that they will be committed to for a long time. Longer than a hair color, longer than a job, maybe even longer than a puppy. It’s a test run for marriage or a tattoo, whichever comes first.
Buying a new car doesn’t have to be a terrifying experience. It’s not Organic Chemistry after all – people successfully buy cars every day. But keeping in mind the kind of trepidation you might feel when setting out to buy a new car, we’ve put together a few tips that will help you navigate the process a little more smoothly. Continue reading
I have a few friends that have recently become new mothers, and they all share a pathological fear of not only of the minivan, but also any vehicle that might single-handedly destroy all of their cool points. Never fear, you can find excellent alternatives to minivans, as we’ve discussed, and I can suss out the best car to buy for new moms (who are allergic to anything even remotely lame).
If you’re a new mom, and you’re in the market to buy a new car, here are the top picks that made it onto my list, including the #1 choice. Continue reading
If you ever guiltily indulged in, oh, I don’t know, an evening of trashy TV on Bravo let’s just say, then you’ve definitely been targeted by a whole slew of car insurance companies, vying for your hard-earned dollar bills. Before you make your choice about coverage, it pays to do a double check of the car insurance truisms you have floating around in your head. Make sure they’re correct and aren’t just the leftovers of some conversation you had with a friend when you were 16. Continue reading
Let’s be honest – being an executive is just as much about the shoes, and the suit, and the technology as it is about the job. You know this because when you see the executives from a tech start-up wearing jeans and Converse, you can practically see what the inside of their office looks like (Mac laptops, toys, bright colors, artisan coffee). Same thing holds true for those top level execs from Wall Street, who are often found blinding bystanders with the sheen on their shoes. Continue reading
The Chevy Cruze Eco
As a single woman who is currently in the market to buy a car, this post is near-and-dear to my heart. I’ve been doing fairly extensive research of late, and to be honest, up until about a month ago, I wouldn’t have given a Chevy a second look. Unless I was thinking of buying a truck for my farm.
All that changed, however, when I went to South by Southwest and was able to snag a ride in a Chevy Cruze with the Catch a Chevy promotion. The driver began to give us a run down on the features that the Cruze offers, but it was the 42 MPG on the Eco that really piqued my interest.
There’s a feeling of dread that a woman gets before walking into a mechanic shop. It’s the same feeling she might have before entering a football stadium locker room or a 3-day trout-fishing tournament – trepidation. The distinct feeling that she’s about to get taken for a ride, and not in her freshly repaired vehicle.
Don’t let this happen to you. Here are a few tips to help you brush up on your game before you enter the arena. Continue reading
I’m a commuter and a road-tripper, so I spend a lot of time in my car throughout the month. I’m sure a lot of people can relate to this, because there is nothing so American as our love-affair with cars and the open road. That’s how Route 66, with it’s giant balls of twine and biggest frying pans, became such a beloved piece of Americana. Continue reading
Have you ever heard someone refer to a car as a “chick car?” I always find that language hilarious, because what characteristics make a car a “chick car?” Although I wouldn’t hesitate to dump a can of tacky pink paint on an old Dodge Challenger, it’s not like these cars have flower appliques or come with matching handbags. However, that’s what the ridiculous moniker “chick car” seems to imply. Continue reading
If you’re anything like me, your process for doing, well, anything begins with research. If there’s an app I want on my phone, I read the reviews. I take home a sample before I commit to a whole bottle, and a first date is like an interview – you know that girl. Well, I am that girl. Buying a car is not like buying a sandwich, it’s a big life choice, so invest in some research. Srsly. Continue reading