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Everything Women Always Wanted to Know about Cars; But Didn't Know Who to Ask Paperback – August 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Main Street Books; 1 edition (August 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385476213
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385476218
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,575,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

Hazleton, a member of the International Motor Press Associates and a graduate of the Skip Barber Racing School, explores here women's relationships with cars and how those relationships differ greatly from those most men share with their vehicles. Though she offers tips on car care, Hazleton also empowers readers to negotiate the best deal on a purchase, to test-drive like a pro, and to get to know their cars as much as they love them. Lively anecdotes, charts, and illustrations cover every facet of automobile ownership. Forty-seven percent of car owners today are women, and this title directly addresses their concerns, experiences, and desire to know more about the machines that are often so integral to daily life. Reasonably priced so public libraries can buy several copies.?Susan Awe, Jefferson Cty. P.L. System, Arvada, Col.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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We were crazy about Hazleton's Confessions of a Fast Woman (1992), a book about cars and the pleasures of driving that embraced many societal concerns. Hazleton continues to write about cars for Lear's and the New York Times and now channels her expertise (and wit) into a practical but nonetheless hugely entertaining car handbook for women. Hazleton conducted her own research for this book, working with focus groups in six states, an approach that gleaned some instructive and hilarious information about how women feel about cars. Women buy nearly half the cars sold in the U.S. and take great pride in ownership. Cars are a haven and a form of liberation for women, and Hazleton believes that the era of condescending mechanics and slurs about "women drivers" is coming, thankfully, to an end. To hasten the process, Hazleton offers seasoned advice on buying a car, driving safely, and taking security precautions. She also explains how cars work and recommends maintenance procedures. Happy driving. Donna Seaman

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By The Color Nine on April 14, 2000
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I got this book from my local library and soon decided it MUST be added to my collection. A great reference book, "Everything Women Always Wanted to Know about Cars..." speaks to women plainly and frankly without making us seem "stupid" or "girlie". There are pictures and diagrams of under the hood shots showing what the parts are called and where they usually reside. The author tackles the area of car buying and how salesmen relate to female buyers, what tricks they use, how society in general feels about women who drive. There are quotes from real women about how they feel about and in their cars, what cars they like the most, what a car represents to them, how cars aren't just for guys anymore! Some women name their cars and love to joyride; some women take on mechanical areas with ease and great interest. Women tell it like it is on everything from what a car says about its driver to how to get men to take you seriously when buying, selling, dealing with mechanics etc. This book covers just about everything you need to know (hence the accurate title!) as a woman and a driver. It answers the questions you just felt too insecure to ask your father, brother or boyfriend about cars. The colors and organization are attractive but not "too feminine" and the author presents not only a woman's perspective of the automotive world, but lots of technical terms and information as well. You are going to understand cars and be able to hold your own in conversations about cars after you read this book! I have searched far and wide for a book such as this and it's a one of a kind find, an absolute GEM!
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discussions such as ticket jeopardy , four prices of a new car,when and how to buy cars........little technical information, however, if a woman is on her own and has no knowledge of how to buy a car this would be a good book to read.
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