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Chicks and Cars: Women And Wrenches, Not Wenches

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Women do everything now, but not many of them do the auto mechanic thing. When was the last time you saw a woman handling sales in an auto dealership? On the repair side, the job keeps changing to place greater reliance on smarts and diagnosis, with less emphasis on brawn. That doesn't mean you don't have to take a wheel off sometimes, but fixing a car can very easily be women's work.

It just isn't.
 
And buying and selling cars? A lot of people relate more easily to women. Car selling has a lot to do with negotiation. There's a prejudice that women are not as good at bargaining because they're reluctant to lie or take advantage of someone else. Wouldn't that make you, the consumer, eager to do business with a dealership staffed by women?
 
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