DEFEND YOUR RIDE: John On 14th Street Near 8th Ave

October 10, 2011 3:00 AM

dyr new york DEFEND YOUR RIDE: John On 14th Street Near 8th Ave

“My dream car? This is probably pretty close. Maybe a Porsche. But this is pretty close. I really like this car.”

The Ride
The Driver: John
Car in Question: 1993 BMW C3
Spotted at: 14th Street near 8th Avenue, Chelsea, New York, N.Y. 10011
Odometer: 140,000


Q: What’s your name, where are we today, and what brought you out?

A: My name is John. This is my BMW C3. My girlfriend’s coming into Penn Station and I’m picking her up.

Q: Very nice of you. Can you give me the basics of your beautiful ride?

A: I bought it used. It’s a 1993 BMW C3 convertible. It has one-hundred-and-forty-something-thousand miles on it.

Q: Where do you live?

A: I live in New Jersey.

Q: Where did you buy this awesome Beemer?

A: It was like Sports and Exports, something like that. I found it online. I think it was or, one of those.

Q: What’s the main use for your car?

A: It’s my main source of transportation.

Q: How much time do you spend in it?

A: I work really close to my house, so it’s only about 30-45 minutes per day.

Q: What’s your favorite day trip?

A: I go down to Atlantic City a lot. That’s always good!

Q: Where’s the furthest place you’ve driven to?

A: I drove to Virginia. That’s about the furthest.

Q: Do you have any rules in your car?

A: I bought it used, so you can do pretty much whatever you want to in it.

Q: Do you listen to music in your car?

A: I do. I have an iPhone with like, six days worth of music on it. I listen to a lot of neo swing music, country music, lots of different things.

Q: If your car had a human emotion, what would it be and why?

A: I would say, probably fairly happy.

Q: What’s your favorite feature?

A: The top goes down. It’s really easy. There are just two latches. I take it down a lot, but it looked like it might rain, but I’ll take it down for you guys.

Q: What would your dream car be?

A: My dream car? This is probably pretty close. Maybe a Porsche, but this is pretty close. I really like this car.

Photos and interview by Jai Mitchell

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