“My dream car would be the Batmoblie.”
- The Ride
- The Driver: Mary
- Car in Question: Gray 2006 Volkswagen Passat
- Spotted at: Jose’s Mexican Restaurant, Cambridge, MA 02140
- Odometer: 68,283
- Car’s Nickname: Mitch
Q: Hi Mary! Welcome to Defend Your Ride Boston. Tell us about your ride. What’s its main use?
A: Mainly for work. We live in the city, so we usually opt to walk or take the T, if we can. It would be a pretty tough commute otherwise—an hour and a half each way. It’s the first car that we bought on our own.
Q: Where did you get your car?
A: We bought the car used from a Massachusetts dealership and it was fine. Definitely better than a previous dealership we visited. Buying a car isn’t exactly on my list of fun shopping experiences. I think what helped was that we set a budget, thought about what kinds of cars would fit our needs, and did a lot of research on websites so we would have a good idea of what prices were fair. It had everything we wanted and was within our budget.
Q: What’s your favorite and worst part of your commute?
A: My favorite part is driving through my neighborhood and then driving by Fenway on the Pike. The worst part is the rest of it!
Q: Have you taken any trips with this car?
A: Just mini ones to Connecticut and New York City.
Q: Who do you typically go with?
A: My boyfriend and a few of our friends.
Q: So the farthest you’ve gone is New York City?
A: So far. Hopefully we’ll get take it on a bigger road trip in the near future.
Q: If your car had a human emotion, what would it be?
A: I hope happy!
Q: What is your ultimate dream car?
A: The Batmobile.
Q: Naturally! Is there anything else we should know about your sweet ride?
A: It has an umbrella holder on the driver-side door! How random is that!?
Photos and interview by Lucie Wicker
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