Featured Site: Woman Motorist
By: Kate Dodge
Ok, so it's purple.
Purple? Hell, it's mauve.
But it's not just for girls.
Woman Motorist -
www.womanmotorist.com - bills
itself as "The Automotive Magazine for Women (And Men) on the World
geared to women (pardon the pun) all offer something that is still missing
from many traditional sources of information: Valuable information for
ALL levels of proficiency – minus the patronizing attitude.
It almost seems
a shame to use the W-word in the title of the site. Don't get me wrong,
I'm glad that there are such spots on the web where women can feel comfortable
asking questions and educating themselves about their cars, talking
about motorsports, learning the do-it-yourself basics etc. I just feel
sorry for the hordes of men out there that might miss out on that same
Anyway... more about the site...
great maintenance and safety sections featuring offerings from the Car
Care Council, the AAA and WM's staff writers.
A surprisingly strong
racing section features articles by both male and female staff contributors.
Not surprisingly, much of the buzz in here revolves around Vancouver's
Marybeth Harrison, and her professional debut.
Rounding out the
site is the New Car Buying Handbook, an indispensable resource for new
car buyers. The guide covers everything from budgeting for your purchase
to test driving, sorting out a lease and taking delivery of your new