DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Cindy In Rosemount

January 30, 2012 3:00 AM

dyr minn DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Cindy In Rosemount

“I can’t say no to my grandkids, but no hairy pets!”

The Ride
The Driver: Cindy
Car in Question: Red Lexus 350 RX
Spotted at: Rosemount, MN 55101
Odometer: 21,690
Car’s Nickname: The Y


Q: Hi Cindy! Welcome to Defend Your Ride Minnesota. Let’s get started. Where do you live and when did you buy your Lexus?

A: Rosemount, Minnesota. February of 2010.

Q: Excellent. Did you purchase it from a dealership close by?

A: Lexus of Maplewood. I compared everything in the entire city, drove every make, every model. This one was most comfortable and the most value for our money, most features.

Q: What is your car’s primary use?

A: I do a lot of traveling, up to Duluth and just around town. Takes me around an hour to get to most of my destinations.

Q: That’s a good amount of time. What’s your favorite feature?

A: The comfort and the way it handles.

Q: Least favorite feature?

A: I don’t have a least favorite part! In fact, I still catch myself giggling when I drive it because I like it so much.

Q: That’s excellent. What about music? What do you like to listen to in your Lexus?

A: I listen to whatever is on the USB cable and listen to every CD known to man that my husband has uploaded into the car.

Q: That must be ideal for road trips.

A: The furthest I’ve gone is up on the South Shore of Lake Superior. It was lovely.

Q: Do you have any rules?

A: Well, I can’t say no to my grandkids, but no hairy pets. I have my grandkids a lot. But other times it’s mostly just me.

Q: What would you say is your car’s personality?

A: It would be very fun loving, and happy.

Q: Do you have a nickname for your car?

A: We call my husband’s car The X. Mine is The Y.

Q: What is your favorite memory that you’ve had in your car?

A: The first time I drove it in the dark, the headlights when I came around a corner individually moved. When I went down a hill the headlights adjusted and the same thing when I went up a hill. If I’m parked when people walk in front or in back of me, it beeps and shows up on my camera. It does everything but drive itself.

Q: Thank you for talking with us today. You seem very happy with your car and your purchase. Even so, do you have a dream car, if money were no object?

A: I’m really a cheap date, I’m just very happy with what I have.

Photos and interview by Kelly Miller

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