Growing up in NYC, it was always fun attending the New York Auto Show every year. And while it was nice glorifying all of the fancy new models of the year, owning a car never felt like a necessity while living in a city with mass transportation and the kind of traffic that'll drive anyone insane. So naturally owning one was never a priority of mine. But cut to these last few years - between my current lifestyle and thoughts of starting a family soon, I find myself often thinking about life with a car. Unfortunately, I am that New York girl that really doesn't know much about cars. That's why I appreciate websites like agirlsguidetocars.com as a reliable resource for women buying cars. Their mission is "to empower women to be smarter, happier car owners."
Last year, I had the opportunity to get an exclusive preview of the NY Auto Show thanks to A Girls Guide to Cars and it was extremely insightful. It's a great, no pressure zone to shop for cars unlike being at some dealerships. I instantly became fixated on finding the perfect car for me and to my surprise, I had fallen for Mazda! They believe that driving should be a joy, not a chore and it shouldn't just be about getting from point A to B. And although Mazda offers some really amazing models like the CX-3 and MX-5 Miata, I've been eyeing the sleek and sophisticated look of the Mazda6. It has this awesome Smart City Break Feature that is designed to function in a city environment. It activates at speeds between 2 and 18mph and if a collision risk ahead is detected, the brakes are automatically applied if there's no action taken by the driver. This is a feature that allows me to feel confident behind the wheel. Especially when considering driving in these NYC streets. I can't wait to see all the new models + features this year!
The New York International Auto Show takes place at the Jacob Javits Center from Friday, March 30th through Sunday, April 8th and guess what?! A Girls Guide to Cars is giving away 10 pairs of tickets to the Auto Show and a $150 gift card to a grand prize winner! If you're attending the show, you have the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes. They are giving away an Apple Watch, a Kate Spade Smart Watch, B&O Play headphones, an Amazon Echo, and Echo Dots.
To enter to win:
snap a photo with a participating auto brand - Toyota, Mazda, and Genesis
post the pic on social media using the #NYIASGetSocial hashtag
Every photo with the hashtag qualifies as an entry to win!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by A Girls Guide to Cars, but all opinions are my own.