“I feel like I’m losing a pet. No one gets that.”
- The Ride
- The Driver: Emily
- Car in Question: 1997 Ford Taurus Station Wagon
- Spotted at: Tulmeadow Farm Store, 255 Farms Village Road, West Simsbury, CT 06092
- Odometer: 178,281
- Car’s Nickname: Home
Q: Hi Emily! I know you are very attached to your car. What can you tell us about it?
A: I use it to go to community college as well as to visit my boyfriend. A few months ago we drove to Cape Cod. There’s this place called the Book Barn in Niantic, Connecticut that’s like, my favorite place to go. It’s about an hour and a half away. They sell used books and it’s awesome. I love it!
Q: Sounds like fun. Any rules in your car for when you are driving there with your boyfriend or another passenger?
A: It’s been t-boned, so people aren’t allowed to sit in the backseat by the driver’s side. But other than that, we eat in there. Some people put their bikes in it. Oh, and no one is allowed to touch the iPod but me.
Q: Sounds fair enough. Do you have a nickname for your car?
A: I’ve been calling it Home for the past week because it’s going away. It’s always been there for me. Now that I found out that it’s a death trap… that’s a little upsetting. It’s always there in the morning. It’s warm and safe. I feel like I’m losing a pet and no one gets that.
Q: That sounds sad. What do you think your next car is going to be?
A: I’m hoping it’s not a Ford Focus, but that’s what it’s looking like it will be. You can’t throw a bike in a Ford Focus.
Photos and interview by Jenna Grzeslo
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