DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Christina At The 59th Street Bridge

April 23, 2012 3:00 AM

dyr new york DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Christina At The 59th Street Bridge

“Enjoying the car you’re driving is very important.”

The Ride
The Driver: Christina
Car in Question: 2008 BMW X3
Spotted at: The 59th Street Bridge Entrance Near First Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022
Odometer: 42,652


Q: Hi Christina. Great BMW. What can you tell us about your ride?

A: It’s a 2008 BMW X3, so it’s probably the tiniest SUV they have on the road. I think it gets about 19 miles to the gallon.

Q: Do you drive it in and out of the city often? Is it used mainly for work or pleasure?

A: I do. Probably equally in and out of the city, 50/50. I use it for both, but mostly for work.

Q: And what do you do?

A: I’m in the wine and spirits industry.

Q: Nice. What’s your favorite type of liquor?

A: I would say my favorite type is vodka, then tequila. My vodka drink would be a dirty martini, straight up, ice cold. My tequila drink would be silver tequila and club soda with fresh lemon and lime. None of these do I drink when I’m getting into my car! [Laughing]

Q: Let’s say you’ve had a cocktail and you have to leave your car somewhere. What’s the next best mode of transportation to get you where you’re going?

A: If I have to leave my car, I’m getting into a cab. Finding a train, subway, or figuring out how to use one would not be my next step.

Q: What’s your favorite pit stop to make in your car?

A: I found a very cute, deli-catering place that is in-between New York City and Nassau County on Long Island. I tend to stop there for lunch on my way back between meetings. I sit in my car and eat, which is pathetic.

Q: It’s like a car picnic.

A: It is! And I’ll open my computer and I catch up on emails.

Q: Mobile office! If you could do one upgrade to your car right now, what would it be?

A: Hydraulics are amazing! [laughing] Well, my lease is up and I was fortunate to get a really good deal on the car I have now, so the best upgrade would be to continue to lease another BMW because I love it. My upgrade would be black with tan interior and it has to have a sunroof. I spend so much time in my car, enjoying the car you’re driving is very important.

Q: Why do you like your BMW better than any other car you’ve had?

A: It drives really nicely. It’s a sports edition, which I love. It has a super-duper “I can go faster than I should be going” feature. It’s just a comfortable ride. And it’s cute!

Q: Lastly, why are we in the 59th Street Bridge area today?

A: Work, I have meetings in the area!

Photos and interview by Chinae Alexander

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