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DEFEND YOUR RIDE: David At The Ed Sullivan Theater

October 17, 2011 3:00 AM

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"The nickname for my car is El Tata, which means grandpa in Spanish."

dyr los angeles DEFEND YOUR RIDE: David At The Ed Sullivan Theater

“It’s the most straightforward thing I’ve ever owned.”

The Ride
The Driver: David
Car in Question: 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Spotted at: The David Letterman Studio at Ed Sullivan Theater, 1697-1699 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019
Odometer: 85,000
Car’s Nickname: “El Tata”

THE DEFENSE

Q: What’s your name, and where are we today?

A: My name is David and we are here in Manhattan, down the street from Times Square.

Q: What brings you here today?

A: I’m here waiting for someone to take them to their next destination.

Q: Is business the main use for your car?

A: The main use for my car is business. This is my office. It has iPhone, iPad, and iPod.

Q: It’s like a Swiss Army knife! Can you tell me the spex of your car?

A: It’s a Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2010 and the mileage is around 85,000 miles.

Q: Where do you live?

A: I live in Long Island, 11735. That’s where I bought the car.

Q: If you could go anywhere on a daytrip, where would you go?

A: If I could go anywhere I wanted, if it was sunny, I’d go to the beach.

Q: Are their any rules for people who ride in your car?

A: No rules, really. No smoking. That’s all. I want my car to smell nice for the next person.

Q: Do you listen to the radio in your car?

A: I do. I like to listen to CBS News.

Q: You’re not just saying that, are you?

A: No really, I like to keep up to date, so I listen to CBS News every day.

Q: If your car had an emotion, what would it be?

A: My car, if it had an emotion, would be a very happy car.

Q: Do you have a nickname for your car?

A: Yes. The nickname for my car is El Tata, which means Grandpa in Spanish. I’m a happy Grandpa, so that’s why my car has this name.

Q: What else would you like to say about your car?

A: I like that it’s a hybrid. Good for the environment. For the future for my grandkids.

Photos and interview by Jai Mitchell

Are you ready to Defend Your Ride? If so, email localautos@cbs.com with “Defend Your Ride N.Y.” in the subject line for submission details.

View previous Defend Your Ride features and other great stories for people who love cars at CBSNewYork.com/Autos.

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