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Who Lies More Often About Driving Mistakes: Husbands Or Wives?
Who Lies More Often About Driving Mistakes: Husbands Or Wives?

Stop us if you've heard this one before. A woman runs out of the house one morning, late for work. As she whips open the driver's side door, she notice a scar/dent/ding on the front fender. She stops what she's doing, dashes back into the house, and asks her husband what happened to the car. He...Read More»

2013 Fiat 500c Abarth
Fiat 500 Abarth Gets Automatic Transmission To Woo Female Shoppers

The launch of the Fiat 500 didn't go as smoothly as some had hoped. First, Chrysler dealers had to build special showrooms for the new model, since CEO Sergio Marchionne didn't want Fiats sold alongside other Chrysler brands. That slowed the rollout process. Then came the ads, featuring spokesmodel...Read More»

Car shopping
Why Aren't Women Buying Cars From Detroit?

Detroit, we have a problem -- in fact, we have two. Everyone knows that younger consumers are ambivalent about owning cars. That's an obstacle that automakers around the globe are trying to overcome. But Detroit's Big Three have an additional hurdle: women don't care much for them, either...Read More»

A MINI Cooper, stuffed with 28 agile women - image: MINI
Women Drivers Outnumber Men, But Men Have Higher Fatality Rate On The Road

In the early part of the 20th century, it was unusual to see women behind the wheel. But as viewers of Downton Abbey know, that began to change during World War I, when women were permitted to do things previously deemed "unseemly". Case in point: Gertrude Stein learned to drive so she could...Read More»

Woman driving
Shifting Demographics: In The U.S., More Women Drive Than Men

As we saw during last week's election, the demographics of the U.S. are changing. Older white men -- once the country's key voting block -- make up an increasingly small percentage of the electorate, while African Americans, Latinos, and women are gaining ground. A similar demographic shift is...Read More»

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in Grease
Survey: Cars Are The 'Third Wheel' In Relationships

So, you've recently begun dating someone, and things are going well. You like the same movies, the same books, the same music, and, most importantly, you make each other laugh. You think to yourself, "This could be the one." Then something terrible happens: your new love asks to drive your car. No...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle
When It Comes To Cars, Men Dig Superman, Women Love Clark Kent

Here we go again: a new study has revealed the vastly different habits of men and women. The focus this time? Each sex's preference in cars. The data comes from TrueCar, which crunched numbers on over 8,000,000 vehicle sales in 2011. Among the nuggets TrueCar uncovered: Women prefer smaller...Read More»

YouTube's Nikkie in a distracted driving ad from Volkswagen
Distracted Driving Tip: Don't Put On Make-Up & Drive (Video)

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so organizations around the world have ramped up efforts to remind motorists about the importance of keeping both eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel. Of course, when we think of distracted driving, we tend to think about the use of mobile...Read More»

Woman driving
Uh-Oh: Women Are Twice As Likely To Hit The Gas By Mistake

Gentlemen: on a scale of one to ten, how much do you value your relationship with your wife? Girlfriend? Mother? Sister? Female co-workers? If you answered more than, say, a five, you might want to skip this article entirely, because it could get you into a lot of trouble. You see, the National...Read More»

'What men and women want' infographic from Netbase
Women Want Ice Cream, Men Want Cars: Here's Proof

Are your co-workers still grumpy about Sunday night's time change? Why not perk up the office by starting a discussion about what men and women "really" want? According to new marketing research from Netbase, women consistently crave ice cream, while men fantasize most about cars. Yeah, that'll get...Read More»

Women, Power & Money
Women’s Influence In Car Buying Evolving: Study

Automotive marketers have known for some time that women exert a powerful influence over what cars will be purchased for family as well as personal use. But a new study reveals that today’s female consumers have greatly expanded their role to the point where 54 percent of them now feel a...Read More»

2011 data on car customers from CarWoo
Women Are More Practical Shoppers, But Men Get Better Deals: Infographic

UPDATED: See below* So, you're in the market for a new car. You've skimmed through our extensive collection of news and reviews, and you're ready to hit the showroom. What should you expect? If you're a man, you might negotiate a slightly sweeter deal, however, your female friends will probably pay...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
Saudi Woman Faces Charges For Driving During Emergency

Residents of the United States likely take their driving privileges for granted. Not so in Saudi Arabia, which is the only country in the world that bans females from driving. One Saudi woman is now facing charges after she drove during what she said was a medical emergency. The unnamed 35-year-old...Read More»

2011 Subaru Forester
Supporters Of Saudi Women Drivers Ask Subaru To Leave Kingdom

Imagine you're a small company that makes quirky but highly functional cars, beloved by niche buyers and increasingly successful in the broader market. Twenty years ago, you'd have been Saab. These days, you're Subaru. Now imagine that your strong progressive image--and more than a decade of...Read More»

2010 Smart Escooter Concept
Women Flocking To Scooters: Report

When push comes to shove and people are looking for any way to save money on gasoline and car-related costs, is it any wonder one huge driving population – women – are turning to scooters for transportation? According to a recent report from the Motorcycle Industry Council, sales of...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
A Few Saudi Women Drive Openly In Protest Of Religious Ban

Reports coming out of Saudi Arabia today indicate that a few dozen women braved the country's religious ban on women drivers and took the wheel. About 50 women reported, mostly on Twitter, that they had driven, with some posting videos on YouTube of their drives. Their actions are the culmination...Read More»

U.S. Capitol
Women Drivers Protest Saudi Driving Ban By Circling Embassy In DC

From noon to 4 pm today, a caravan of cars is circling around and around the Saudi embassy in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. And they're all driven by women. The unusual protest highlights the kingdom's absolute ban on women drivers. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
Facebook Group Calls For Men To Attack Saudi Women Drivers

Activism isn't for the faint of heart. If it were, everyone would be doing it. Take, for instance, the handful of women in Saudi Arabia who are encouraging other women to drive--or at least to speak out against the religious ban against women driving. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
Saudi Arabian Activist Arrested For Urging Women To Drive

Break the law, go to jail. So it is here, often, and so it is too in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Even if the "law" is one not found in any other country, not officially codified in law, enforced only by self-appointed religious police, and viewed with emotions ranging from perplexity to contempt...Read More»