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Saudi women taste driving freedom behind the wheel of bumper cars: video
Saudi women taste driving freedom behind the wheel of bumper cars: video

Everyone likes a carnival. Some people like the funnel cakes, some like the totally-not-rigged games, and Saudi Arabian women like the bumper cars. Scratch that: they love the bumper cars. Saudi women are prohibited from driving--not by law, but by tradition and by conservative Muslim clerics. In...Read More»

Incoming GM CEO Mary Barra and the winners of the 2014 NACOTY awards
Honda, Kia, Nissan, Toyota shamed for lack of women in leadership roles

In late 2013, General Motors announced that it was giving its top job to Mary Barra. It was very, very big news. Barra had plenty of fans, plenty of credentials, and as if that weren't enough to make her appointment noteworthy, Barra was the first woman to take the reins of a major automaker. At...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 'Seduction' commercial
Why Fiat owner's manuals shouldn't comment on women's legs

Despite the tone of America's current presidential campaigns, it is, in fact, 2016. In theory, companies should understand the kinds of actions that might be interpreted as racist or sexist. Unless, of course, those companies make laundry detergent in Italy or China. Or unless they're Fiat. Alas...Read More»

King Fahd Road in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Uber launches in Saudi Arabia, Saudi women boycott it

Uber's ongoing attempt at world domination has taken it to Saudi Arabia. Since Saudi women aren't allowed to drive, you might think they'd be happy about Uber's arrival and the prospect of more transportation options, but you'd be wrong. Saudi women have expressed frustration with the country's...Read More»

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Young Men Don’t Get The Most Speeding Tickets: Who Does Will Surprise You

It’s fair to say that teenage drivers and twenty-something men carry a reputation for being especially ticket-prone. But that might be an unfair impression, as they’re not the age group that gets the most tickets—and a look at new survey results reaches some very different...Read More»

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Men Love Sporty Rides, Women Love Practical Cars, And Other Stereotypes

Another week, another study about the many differences (and fewer similarities) between men and women. This time, the study crossing our desk comes from KBB.com, and it shows that women and men have their own approaches to finding and purchasing the right ride. To reach that conclusion, KBB.com...Read More»

Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT
Men Drive For Enjoyment, Women Drive To Relax, And Other Useless Generalizations

Need to spark a conversation with a co-worker or neighbor? Want to start an argument with your boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, or FWB? A new study from Enterprise Rent-a-Car that explores the "real" differences between male and female motorists could be just what you're looking for. MUST READ...Read More»

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For Women, Getting A Car Repaired Is More Painful Than A Trip To The Dentist

Few people enjoy taking their car to a garage. Fewer still enjoy it when they know they're car needs extensive, expensive repairs. A new survey from AutoMD suggests that women hate it so much, they'd rather go to the dentist. ALSO SEE: What Car Should You Really Drive? The survey was conducted in...Read More»

Mary Barra
GM CEO Mary Barra: 7th Most-Powerful Woman In The World, According To Forbes

Forbes Magazine has released its list of the world's most powerful women. Some, like Angela Merkel (#1), Janet Yellen (#2), and Oprah Winfrey (#14) aren't especially surprising. Others, like Shakira (#58) and Greta van Susteren (squeaking in at #100) are perhaps slightly unexpected. Coming in at #7...Read More»

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Women Say Men With Hot Cars Are Arrogant & Compensating For Something

If you're a guy -- especially a single guy -- your hot rod may be the center of your world. On weekends, you tell friends you're busy, just so you can stay home to buff and polish it. And whenever possible, you love showing it off to the ladies. That's a problem. According to a new study conducted...Read More»

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Survey: Women Prefer Men In Black Ford Pickups, Men Prefer Women In Red BMW Sports Cars

There are a lot of things to consider when buying a new car: What kind of fuel economy does it earn? What safety features does it offer? Will I need to call tech support just to set up the radio? One thing we've never heard folks ask, though, is whether their new ride will be attractive to...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
Saudi Women Defy National Law & Get Behind The Wheel: Was Their Protest A Success?

Planet Earth is becoming homogenized. Thanks to advances in communications and transportation, boundaries between countries, continents, and cultures that were once firm are increasingly fluid. This is both good and bad. On the one hand, family members can now call us from anywhere at any time. On...Read More»

Saudi Arabian women campaign for the right to drive, plan protest for October 26, 2013
Women: Saudi Cleric Says That Driving Will Ruin Your Ovaries

According to playground insiders, you shouldn't swallow gum, because it'll float around in your stomach for seven years. Also, chocolate will give you acne, and if someone slaps you on the back, your face will stick like that. Now, there's another bit of grade-school science making the rounds...Read More»

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Study: Women Flip Off Other Drivers, Men Key Cars For Revenge

It's funny how terrible drivers suddenly become experts on terrible driving when they get behind the wheel. We may be drifting out of our lane, our turn signal may have been blinking for the past five miles, but when we're driving, everyone else is an idiot. This peculiar brand of egomania has a...Read More»

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Study Finds That Men Are From Lincoln, Women Are From Volvo

In marketing, companies always track the demographics of their customers to identify shopping trends. They look at age, geography, income, and many other factors, but perhaps none more so than sex. The auto industry isn't immune from this -- not by a long shot -- and it's drawn a number of...Read More»

Auto mechanics, California (photo by T. Voekler, via Wikimedia)
Women Pay More For Car Repair When They Look Less Confident

Very few people walk into repair shops knowing exactly what's wrong with their vehicles. Some folks have hunches, though, and that can make all the difference when it comes to the price they're quoted -- especially if those folks are women. That's the finding of a study conducted by the Kellogg...Read More»

Infographic: Automotive Relationship Survey, via AutoTrader
Breaking Up (With Your Car) Is Hard To Do

A car can be like the third wheel in a relationship. When does the new girlfriend get to drive it? Would you rather spend your Sunday cruising the highways or snuggling with the boyfriend? The Bermuda love triangle that sits between two lovers and one car has wrecked more than a few marriages...Read More»

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Husbands, Wives Are Worst Backseat Drivers, But Teens Keep Their Mouths Shut

There's nothing quite as wonderful as a backseat driver -- someone who always knows the fastest way to get from Point A to Point B, someone who can sense accidents before they happen, someone who's forever on the lookout for speeding motorists and errant shopping carts. But perhaps that's just us...Read More»

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Top 11 Excuses That Men & Women Give Police Officers

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a study that suggested drivers' excuses have little bearing on whether they're ticketed when they're pulled over. But of course, that doesn't mean that drivers will stop offering alibis altogether. The folks at Insurance.com recently asked 500 U.S. motorists...Read More»

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