“It’s a really nice looking car at a fraction of the price of luxury cars.”
- The Ride
- The Driver: Diana
- Car in Question: Metallic Gray 2010 Volkswagen CC
- Spotted at: The University of Miami, University Drive, Coral Gables, 33146
- Odometer: Under 20,000
- Car’s Nickname: Cece
Q: Hi Diana! Thank you for participating in Defend Your Ride Miami. Great car. I love the Volkswagen CC. Have you had it long?
A: It was my dad’s car. I inherited it after a year. He’s a big Volkswagen person and has had VWs since I can remember. I’m really happy with the CC. I used to drive it to school and now I drive to work. I use it for outings on the weekends. Lately I’ve been using it to transport my puppy. She goes to my boyfriends house, the vet and dog park.
Q: Cute! What kind of dog is she?
A: Her name is Tory after my favorite designer, Tory Burch. She’s an old English bulldog. I let her sit on the leather seats, which can be a problem sometimes. She is my car’s worst enemy right now. I take good care of the car for the most part, but I always have to do damage control after she’s ridden in it.
Q: Poor puppy! Or should I say, poor car. Do you have any rules in your car?
A: I do. Everyone has to wear a seatbelt. I was in a bad accident, so I know the value of wearing your seatbelt.
Q: Does the dog wear a seatbelt too?
A: I put the seatbelt on her. She doesn’t like it too much, but anything to keep her safe.
Q: Have you ever taken your car on a road trip? What’s the farthest you’ve ever been?
A: The longest I’ve ever driven is to Aventura Mall. It was about an hour and 20 minute drive. I do like driving it, but I do not like driving, really. If I did not have to drive, I would elect not to.
Q: Understandable. Is there anything else you want to tell me about the car?
A: The car drives really well. It’s a very safe car. I like the aesthetics of it. It has a really sleek design. It’s a really nice looking car at a fraction of the price of luxury cars. In the car, you can always find a coffee cup or mug. There’s always an air freshener from Bath and Body Works depending on the season. So I always have a fall, winter, spring or summer scent in the car.
Q: What’s the winter scent?
A: My winter one is winter candy apple.
Photos and interview by Aimee Heller
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