“No smoking or Dave Matthews, or I might swerve into oncoming traffic.”
- The Ride
- The Driver: Jack
- Car in Question: Red 2001 Ford Focus
- Spotted at: Bella Luna Restaurant, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
- Odometer: 107,062
- Car’s Nickname: The Fo-Fo
Q: How old are you and where do you live?
A: Twenty-six. I live in Jamaica Plain.
Q: What’s your car’s main use?
A: To get to work, or the grocery store, sometimes movies or other stores.
Q: What do you like most about your commute?
A: It’s the only time I listen to the radio and get to hear new music.
Q: And what do you like the least?
A: The fact that there’s a traffic light every two blocks.
Q: Where did you get your car from?
A: I got mine at West Roxbury Motors.
Q: Was it a good experience?
A: It was a good experience because I knew the dealer, Tom. He made sure everything was running fine, and if not, they’d fix it for me.
Q: What was your previous car?
A: A ‘92 Oldsmobile, formerly my grandmother’s.
Q: So what exactly were you looking for in a car? What made you chose it?
A: I don’t want to spend money, buy gas, or deal with repairs. I actually kind of hate cars.
Q: Well then! Let’s get to the fun stuff. Where’s the craziest place you’ve driven to?
A: Savannah, Georgia with my college ultimate frisbee team for spring break.
Q: Do you have any rules in your car?
A: No smoking or Dave Matthews, or I might swerve into oncoming traffic.
Q: Fair enough! How many miles do you think are in the life of your car?
A: I don’t know, a bunch hopefully?
Q: What do you think your next car will realistically be?
A: A Tesla. But realistically speaking, probably a shopping cart.
Q: What’s your absolute dream car?
A: One that flies.
Q: Red cars get pulled over a lot. Have you ever been pulled over?
A: Oh yeah. Even in non-red cars, but I totally deserved it.
Photos and interview by Lucie Wicker
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