“I bought it because my old car started on fire, so I thought I should get a new one.”
- The Ride
- The Driver: Chris
- Car in Question: 2006 Ford Focus
- Spotted at: Ridgeway Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55439
- Odometer: 60,000
Q: When and where did you buy your car?
A: From Luther Brookdale Mazda about four years ago.
Q: Is there any special reason why you bought it?
A: The old car started on fire, so I thought I should get a new one.
Q: What’s your car’s main use?
A: I mostly use my car for commuting.
Q: What’s your favorite feature?
A: It handles really nicely.
Q: What is your least favorite thing about this car?
A: Sometimes it squeaks and rattles. When I say sometimes, I mean always.
Q: Have you gone on any road trips in your car? Where to?
A: Yes. I’ve done Michigan and Omaha. Soon I’ll be going to Virginia.
Q: Do you have rules for your car?
A: No rules. My car is a free for all.
Q: Do you have frequent passengers in your car?
A: I’m normally in my car by myself, but I have passengers on the weekends.
Q: If your car had a personality, what kind of personality would it have?
A: Temperamental. Although it always starts, it presents new problems each time. Sometimes if it takes too long, then I know it’s trying to show me that I’m not the one in charge.
Q: What is your favorite car memory?
A: Going to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan was pretty sweet. We did it in the end of September and the leaves were changing around that time.
Q: Can you tell us a fun fact about your car?
A: Yeah, kind of. Since I paid for it all myself, I feel the pain whenever something happens to it and I have to fix it. I also maintain everything myself.
Q: Finally, what’s your absolute dream car?
A: I have my dream dream car and realistic dream car. My dream dream car is called an Ariel Atom. It’s rather expensive, but it’s a dream car because it only has the things you really need in a car. My realistic dream car on the other hand is a Subaru WRX STI.
Photos and interview by Kelly Miller
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