“I love it because it’s German made and it’s stick.“

The Ride
The Driver: Claudia
Vehicle in Question: White 2007 Audi A4
Spotted at: Miami Beach Senior High School, 2231 Prairie Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Odometer: 60,000


Q: Hi Claudia! Great Audi. What can you tell us about her?

A: I love it because it’s German made and it’s stick. I love to drive stick. I started driving stick so that’s my favorite. I am from Mexico. My first car was a stick shift.

Q: Why did you choose the Audi?

A: I had to look at a lot of cars to find a stick. There are not too many here. It was also affordable. I wanted a European car and it was one of the most affordable I could get. It was within my budget. It was one year, used.

Q: Why do you like European cars?

A: I always drove European cars. They last me a long time. The experience I had with my last car, a Seabreeze, was not that good.

Q: How was your experience buying the car?

A: Very good. I got it here in Miami and I did a trade in and the people, they were amazing. They helped me a lot. The other car gave me a lot of problems.

Q: Do you have any rules in your car?

A: No smoking, for sure. That’s it.

Q: You have a daughter in high school. Does she drive your car?

A: She learned to drive in an automatic car and I am trying to teach her stick. But for her, it’s super difficult to drive stick. I don’t know why, but it’s taking a long time for her to learn it. She knows how to drive an automatic. But mine, no.

Q: So at least you don’t have to worry about her taking it on weekends. Is there anything else about your car that you really like?

A: It’s a good car, really reliable. The service is good. I get it serviced at the dealership and the service is super good there. I would definitely recommend an Audi to someone else.

Photos and interview by Aimee Heller

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