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DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Karen At The University Of Hartford

May 21, 2012 3:00 AM

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"No smoking. Absolutely not!"

dyr hartford DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Karen At The University Of Hartford

“You get a lot of reactions as a woman driving a standard!”

The Ride
The Driver: Karen
Car in Question: 2008 Scion TC
Spotted at: The University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117
Odometer: 33,412

THE DEFENSE

Q: Hi Karen! Great car. Love the Scion. What can you tell us about it?

A: It’s a fun car! Fun transportation. I like to drive my car anywhere that I don’t get stuck in traffic because I drive a stick shift. Although that aspect of it is fun on the highway.

Q: Do you have a favorite place you like to go on the weekends?

A: Wherever the wind takes me! I like to go to the beach, Rhode Island, rural places like that.

Q: When you have passengers, do you have any rules?

A: No smoking. Absolutely not! Everything else goes. I eat in my car a lot. Cleaning it is a necessity because breakfast crumbs are all over the place.

Q: What do you listen to in your car?

A: Sometimes I listen to nothing! I like the silence.

Q: Silence is golden. If your car had a human emotion, what would it be?

A: Probably like me, tired! I expect a lot from it. It has been through a lot in the three years I’ve had it. It’s already been hit and parts replaced!

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to share with us today?

A: My next car will probably be an automatic!

Photos and interview by Jenna Grzeslo

View previous Defend Your Ride features as well as other great stories for people who love cars at CBSConnecticut.com/Autos

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