“I live in Staten Island, but my friends live in Brooklyn.”

The Ride
The Driver: David
Car in Question: Black Nissan Pathfinder 2004
Spotted at: Atlantic Terminal, 4th Ave. and Pacific St. Brooklyn, NY 11217
Odometer: 140,704


Q: Are you running errands today? Just driving around?

A: I’m shopping right now, going over to Target. I’ve got to pick up a thing or two. To get all my electronic needs and wants.

Q: Do you live around here near Atlantic Terminal?

A: I live in Staten Island, but my friends live in Brooklyn. They live in Sunset Park.

Q: Close enough! What made you pick the Pathfinder?

A: It was convenient. I like big cars like this. I might get a smaller car because it’s fuel efficient, but I have no specific one. There are so many out there. Maybe a Volkswagen GTI or a Jetta because I’ve noticed I waste a lot of gas!

Q: That must especially be true because you are driving in the city. Let’s say you could get one free upgrade to your Pathfinder. What would it be?

A: For this car, I’d get high beam lights. More visibility when I drive!

Q: What’s your favorite thing to listen to while driving?

A: Techno and trance music. It’s just the beat and the rhythm. It’s really energetic. Keeps me awake while I’m driving.

Photos and interview by Chinae Alexander

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 as well as other great stories for people who love cars at CBSNewYork.com/Autos