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Saudi Women Sell Cars — but Can't Drive Them

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Women have opened a car dealership in Saudi Arabia, where women do not have the right to drive. Women can buy cars but they must hire a chauffer to drive them. The women at the car dealership say just want to provide an place for women who are uncomfortable haggling with a man.


There's a new car dealership in Saudi Arabia. All the salesmen are women. All the customers are women. Funny thing is, women are not allowed to drive in the kingdom. They are allowed to own cars, however, as long as they can afford a male chauffer. The saleswomen at the new showroom in Riyadh can talk carburetors, gearshifts and cylinders, but they insist they're not pushing to get women behind the wheel. They told the AP their goal is just to sell cars to women who feel uncomfortable haggling over options with a man. But who doesn't? You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.

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