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Facebook Group Calls For Men To Attack Saudi Women 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»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
Saudi Women Use Facebook To Urge Defiance Of Driving Ban

In some countries, the phrase 'women drivers' may be a grumble or a catch phrase. In Saudi Arabia, it denotes something quite different: a fight by a few progressive women against the country's total ban on female drivers, one routinely enforced by religious police. A few courageous women in Saudi...Read More»

2011 Porsche 911 GTS
Study: Men Want To Be Seen, Women Want To Be Seen As Practical?

Men go for bold looks, bold sheetmetal, and horsepower, while women go with interior space, practicality, cost, and safety features, right? It sure sounds like a reinforcement for a tired gender bias. But, at least in some ways, it's still true. Those expectations might be changing, gradually, but...Read More»

Saudi Prince speaks out against ban on female drivers
Saudi Prince Says Women Should Be Allowed To Drive

It sounds ridiculously anachronistic here in America, but in many Muslim countries, including Saudi Arabia, women aren't allowed to drive. Today, a Saudi prince, Alwaleed bin Talal, spoke out on the matter, saying the ban should be lifted. Bin Talal's reasoning isn't rooted in human rights or...Read More»

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Frugal Shopper: Men Get Better Car Deals? It Might Just Be A Myth

Men tend to get better deals than women when shopping for new cars, right? Not true in most cases, says at least one company that analyzes sales data. Perhaps you don't need to bring 'the man' along, or change your name on those initial e-mails. It might be a myth, or a relic from another time when...Read More»

2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Study: Women Date Porsche Boxsters, Men Take What They Can Get

We don't spend a lot of time reading scholarly journals here at TCC, but today, we've made an exception, because a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has proven what many men always believed -- namely, that guys who drive sporty cars get more, um, attention from the...Read More»

Pirelli pinup
Young Women Wealthier--And Leasing More Luxury Cars--Than Male Peers?

We've heard it quite a bit in the news recently: Women haven't been hit as hard as men by the recession, and young women in large cities are actually earning more then young men. That in itself might be surprising, but it seems like a natural extension that women now are driving more leased luxury...Read More»

Sally Field and Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit
Battle Of The Sexes Rages On: Report Says Women Drive Better Than Men

A couple of weeks ago, we stumbled across a British report that said 20% of men are terrified to ride in a car when a woman is behind the wheel. Today, the tit-for-tat continues with a new study  -- also from the U.K. -- showing that those men are crazy: women are far more competent drivers than...Read More»

Woman driving
Breaking: Men Are Terrified Of Women Behind The Wheel

Mothers: remember the first time your son took you for a spin after he'd gotten his driver's license? Remember how you strapped yourself into the passenger's seat like Sally Ride heading into orbit, then braced yourself against the dashboard when your son got within 100 yards of a stop sign? Well...Read More»

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Frugal Shopper: Women Prefer Practical, Frugal Cars, Men Don’t?

When it comes time to purchase a car, men look for bold design statements, sexy sheetmetal, and scorching performance while women—well, women want something practical, economical, and safe, right? You’d think times would have changed, but it appears not. The pricing intelligence firm TrueCar...Read More»

Ford Transit Connect Family One Concept
Car Shopping A Woman's World? Career, Kids Prompt Purchases

It's no secret or surprise that men and women shop for vehicles in very different ways. A number of studies from market-research firms have shown that while women place the most emphasis on practical attributes when shopping for a vehicle, men tend more often to gravitate to vehicles because of...Read More»

Toyota Prius navigation screen
Men and Women Even Use Navigation Systems Differently Too

It will come as no surprise to anyone who's taken a road trip with a member of the opposite sex that men and women navigate differently. Now a new study shows that they even use in-car navigation systems differently. The differences start before purchase. Both men and women are equally aware of...Read More»

BMW with model, by Flickr user BenediktSebastian
British Beemer Drivers Most Likely to Love Lingerie

Leave it to the Brits. Among other topics in a lengthy and comprehensive survey, an online used-car seller asked drivers about their underwear. And the drivers responded in remarkable detail, revealing some interesting (and disturbing) facts about what's under those track suits. Online used-car...Read More»

Someone doesn't like his Range Rover Sport HSE
Link Love From The Car Connection: Car Gadgets, An Angry Range Rover Owner, And Amazing Motorcycle Maneuvering

♦  Hate your car? Tired of making endless repairs? We've all been there. However, few of us have taken the ballsy step of plastering our car with lettering like "If you want trouble free motoring do not buy one of these!" and parking it in front of a dealership--but only 'cause we never...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
TCC Trivia: Feb. 3, 2006

byMurray Jackson 1. In the late 1950s, this European car was distributed in the U.S.A. by Studebaker-Packard Corporation. 2. This synthetic tire-cord material, introduced in the late 1940s, caused morning "flat spots". 3. What car did James Dean drive in the 1955 movie "Rebel Without a Cause"? 4...Read More»

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