“It’s comfortable. It’s fully loaded. The Japanese make good cars.”
- THE RIDE
- The Driver: Alex
- Car in Question: 2010 Nissan Altima
- Spotted at: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave, New York, N.Y. 10011
- Odometer: 27,193
Q: Hi Alex! Welcome to Defend Your Ride New York. Can you tell us about your car?
A: It’s a Nissan Altima, 2010. I got it from the dealership right on 11th Avenue in the 50s. It’s comfortable. It’s fully loaded. The Japanese make good cars.
Q: Any favorite features?
A: Probably the navigation. It makes it easy to drive in Jersey because Jersey is crazy.
Q: Do you drive to Jersey often?
A: Once or twice a month. I go out to Sonic or something. <laughs> Yeah! Fast food!
Q: That’s amazing. Tell us a little about yourself. What do you do for a living?
A: Medical technology. I work for the Department of Health and train doctors on computer programs. I used to have to go three hours away for my old job, so I needed the car, but now it’s in New York City.
Q: So now it’s just a play car?
A: Yeah, an expensive play car!
Q: What’s your favorite trip to take in this car beside Sonic?
A: Philadelphia, Boston, you know, not too far. I think Atlantic City might be the farthest.
Q: Are you a gambler?
A: I used to be. Not so much anymore. <laughs> I used to gamble, maybe too much.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about this car? Any rules perhaps?
A: I prefer that people don’t eat. I’m not going to throw them out, but I don’t like crumbs. Anti-crumb! My pet peeve is when I give someone a ride and they leave trash in my car. I’m like, “Really? I just gave you a ride!”
Photos and interview by Chinae Alexander
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