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Car industry 'geared towards men' leaves women alienated - Independent.ie

Car industry 'geared towards men' leaves women alienated - Independent.ie | Women and cars | Scoop.it
The car industry is still geared towards men and doesn't get women who feel "disfranchised" by manufacturers, a new survey of 48,000 women in the UK suggests. And staggeringly
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If we feel alienated we are alienated. Q? What is it about customer research the auto industry doesn't understand? A/ Because it wasn't invented on their desk. Wake up guys, it isn't just about the cars...

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Is your hatchback a pain in the back or does your Lexus have plenty of vroom?

Is your hatchback a pain in the back or does your Lexus have plenty of vroom? | Women and cars | Scoop.it
Auto Express has surveyed 61,000 motorists to find out the most uncomfortable cars on the road
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Very important comfort. Seems as if #Lexus has spotted this before many other brands...

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Women in F1? Not soon, Wolff says - F1 | IOL Beta

Women in F1? Not soon, Wolff says - F1 | IOL Beta | Women and cars | Scoop.it
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Susie Wolff is the role model the sport and racing sponsors need. It's time for F1 racing for women drivers as in tennis, cycling, boxing and other individual sports leagues and championships for females.

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Winter Awareness Evening

evening in Winchester thatMicheldever Tyre & Auto Services invite all motorists to join their Winter Awareness evening on Tuesday 10th November 2015, hosted by Chris Perry the centre manager.

Running from 6pm - 8.30pm, this informative and interactive evening will include a presentation by Chris and his team to discuss and highlight the challenges winter brings to motorists.

Join us to discuss personal safety, as well as everything you need to know to stay safe on the road. Micheldever's friendly mechanics will provide a free vehicle safety check to ensure your vehicle is ready for the winter weather conditions - The 5 point check includes Tyres, Brakes, Lights, Wiper Blades & Engine Fluids.

As part of the fun evening there will be light refreshments and a charity raffle where you can win great prizes, including theatre tickets, goodies and driving accessories.

All charity donations and raffle ticket money will be donated to Naomi House & Jacksplace hospice.

To book your place on the Winter Awareness Evening please call 01962 388264.

Please feel free to invite friends and family along.

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A Winter Awareness evening for motorists in Winchester that local women will want to support.

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The car industry doesn't understand women and cares even less

The car industry doesn't understand women and cares even less | Women and cars | Scoop.it
Female readers, please email me with the top five things you look for when buying a car, be it new or used
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This assumes women are all the same, which we aren't of course. Common to many females, in our experience, is economy, practicality, safety, a fair price and superior customer service. But that's assuming the status quo and there's a lot we can do to move the bar higher for ALL motorists.

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Let’s have summer time all year round | FOXY Lady blog

Let’s have summer time all year round | FOXY Lady blog | Women and cars | Scoop.it
Our clocks go forward an hour in the Spring and an hour back in the Autumn. I remember this with simple 'spring forward' and 'fall backward' activity images in
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When the clocks go back at the end of October many drivers/pedestrians face poor road vision unnecessarily. Unnecessarily because there doesn't seem to be a good reason for doing this?? Much better to stay at BST we say.

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Model Jodie Kidd launches free car workshop for women

Model Jodie Kidd launches free car workshop for women | Women and cars | Scoop.it
A MODEL has launched a free workshop for women to learn how to look after their car in the winter.
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Research shows that three quarters of women don't check their cars regularly. Presumably Jodie Kidd does? So come to Halfords instead ladies???

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First driverless pods to travel public roads arrive in the Netherlands

First driverless pods to travel public roads arrive in the Netherlands | Women and cars | Scoop.it
The WEpod will be the first self-driving electric shuttle to run in regular traffic, and take bookings via a dedicated app

Via Drive Dynamics
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Sounds like a trendy name for trams to me?

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World's fastest female motorcyclist: 'I'm on a quest for 300mph'

World's fastest female motorcyclist: 'I'm on a quest for 300mph' | Women and cars | Scoop.it
Eva Håkansson is the world’s fastest female motorcycle rider, but the 34-year-old Swede isn’t resting on her laurels. “My goal is always to be faster,” she tells The Independent. “I’m on the quest for 300mph, but many things can go wrong.”
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Whoever said women couldn't drive or ride as fast as guys? It's only a matter of time say we, and Eva is leading in her field.

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Meet the woman driving a better deal for female motorists and championing women in the car industry – Steph Savill, Founder of FOXY Lady Drivers Club - Womanthology

Meet the woman driving a better deal for female motorists and championing women in the car industry – Steph Savill, Founder of FOXY Lady Drivers Club - Womanthology | Women and cars | Scoop.it
Steph Savill, Founder of FOXY Lady Drivers Club - the woman driving a better deal for female motorists and championing women in the car industry
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aaw shucks - t'ain't nuthing really...

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We still need a little "women-only" in the world

We still need a little "women-only" in the world | Women and cars | Scoop.it
A LOT of thought can go into choosing a seat on public transport. Too much, for many of us women. There is for instance, the thought I sometimes…
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Given the choice of a female only rail carriage travelling home late on your own at night, why wouldn't women choose this?

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First full-time female driver for Formula E

First full-time female driver for Formula E | Women and cars | Scoop.it
Andretti Autosport is investing in emerging talent by signing Simona de Silvestro as the only female driver on the grid so far for Formula E next season.
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Come on sponsors - there are SO many fast UK women racers out there to do a good promotional job for your brand. The time is right to be a first-mover here and give them a chance.

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The whole truth about women drivers

Tired about stereo-typical gender assumptions, Steph Savill set about righting some gender wrongs about women in the driving seat.
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Apollo Tyres Tree Planting-to plant 50,000 saplings in Tamil Nadu - Times of India

Apollo Tyres Tree Planting-to plant 50,000 saplings in Tamil Nadu - Times of India | Women and cars | Scoop.it

Do you know corporate social responsibility (CSR) can be completed by taking up a greening programme? The funds allocated for this purpose can be utilised for a green cause that will help the society.


Via eric roberts
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Great idea. Can I nominate VW for a couple of forests please?

 

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I think it is a great idea to plant more trees? we should take this up in the UK. We have thousands of square miles of moorland, that are just asking for trees to be planted on them. You can see for miles along the M62 motorway corridor as it spirals across the Pennines with barely a tree in site?

It would look better covered in forests and be better for the environment.

www.pellonautocentre.com/our-blog/

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An easier way to service your car

An easier way to service your car | Women and cars | Scoop.it
Our simple guide will take the hassle out of getting your car serviced, writes Linda Harrison
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It makes financial sense to get your car serviced every year by a licensed garage.

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The Feminine Mystique: Do Women Have An Edge In Car Sales? - VroomGirls

The Feminine Mystique: Do Women Have An Edge In Car Sales? - VroomGirls | Women and cars | Scoop.it
fresh flowers, homemade cookies, a popcorn machine and… his little furry dog.
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Are there lessons that UK dealerships could learn from the US here? Granted they are further on their journey towards gender diversity than we are in the UK so perhaps this is a little further down the road??

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Who wants to be a Foxy Lady?!

Who wants to be a Foxy Lady?! | Women and cars | Scoop.it
cup holders and they are definitely a utility I would actively look for when deciding on a new vehicle.
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Nice #carshopping review of the Mercedes Benz dealership in Truro from Jane. She likes cupholders (not all cars have these) plus gadgets.

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Car shopping as a woman | Mummy Fever

Car shopping as a woman | Mummy Fever | Women and cars | Scoop.it
An article looking at how hard it can be to shop for a car as a woman and somethings that can make this easier. This can be a stressful process otherwise.
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Hard to beat the practical SEAT Alhambra for a large family says Charlotte #carreview

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New Online Retailer Lets You Buy Expert-Checked Used Cars Without Leaving The Sofa

New Online Retailer Lets You Buy Expert-Checked Used Cars Without Leaving The Sofa | Women and cars | Scoop.it
Carspring, a new online retailer, has launched in the UK and is set to transform the way people buy and sell second hand cars.
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We like the idea of shopping for cars we can trust, in our pyjamas!

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My RenaultSport Clio 200: Car Review

My RenaultSport Clio 200: Car Review | Women and cars | Scoop.it
My RenaultSport Clio 200 car review.
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Easy to spot in a crowded car park, Megan reviews her zippy RenaultSport Clio and wants other women to know why it's the one for her.

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UK Cars 'Could Be Recalled' Over VW Scandal - Sky News

UK Cars 'Could Be Recalled' Over VW Scandal - Sky News | Women and cars | Scoop.it
Volkswagen admits violating the trust of customers by rigging emissions tests - and some experts say the scandal may hit the UK.
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Let's hope we aren't involved...

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Why do women visit more dealerships than men?

Why do women visit more dealerships than men? | Women and cars | Scoop.it
Women visit 30 percent more dealerships than men prior to buying a car, according to a Women-Drivers.com study. Several reasons contribute to this difference. In a recent report from Kelley Blue Book, women are twice as likely as men to be undecided about which car they really want.
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Makes sense that fussy/savvy women might have more demanding questions than some men before parting with such a lot of dosh. And give the competition an in...

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Susie Wolff admits F1 race dream nearing end > F1 News > Grandprix.com

Susie Wolff admits F1 race dream nearing end > F1 News > Grandprix.com | Women and cars | Scoop.it
Get the latest Formula 1 news, features, photos, results, history on drivers and teams in our encyclopedia - all on Grandprix.com - Susie Wolff admits F1 race dream nearing end
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Why should Susie Wolff have to race against men? Why not F1 for women as in tennis, golf and athletics? She hasn't failed in fact she'd probably have won, given a fair chance competing against her gender. Come on sponsors, put this right!

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Online retailer offers radical alternative to traditional way of buying cars

Online retailer offers radical alternative to traditional way of buying cars | Women and cars | Scoop.it
UK digital car retailer Rockar turns traditional dealership model on its head
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Apparently this is how many are avoiding the traditional car dealership experience. I'm not surprised  that few take a test drive though, on their own, in an unfamiliar car in a busy and probably unfamiliar area. That's unnecessarily intimidating.

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