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DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Amber At Buddy’s Pizza

March 12, 2012 3:00 AM

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“Cluttered isn’t necessarily a bad thing.”

dyr detroit DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Amber At Buddys Pizza

“It’s a great car for getting around town.”

The Ride
The Driver: Amber
Car in Question: Silver 2006 Chevrolet Malibu
Spotted at: Buddy’s Pizza, 17125 Conant Street, Detroit, MI 48093
Odometer: 56,000

THE DEFENSE

Q: Sweet ride! But before we get to that, what’s your name, where do you live and how old are you?

A: Amber. I live in Harrison Township, 48045. Twenty-one.

Q: Great, thanks Amber. What can you tell us about your car?

A: This is a 2006 Chevy Malibu, basic transportation. To and from class and work mostly. Unless there’s a Red Wings game and I’m down at the Joe!

Q: Are you spending a lot of time commuting every day?

A: Not that much actually, maybe about half an hour. Most of where I need to go on a daily basis is pretty close to where I live. I live in Harrison Township, go to school in Clinton Township and work in Roseville–all of which is within a stone’s throw of each other.

Q: Worst part of your commute?

A: Getting stuck in traffic, especially with the random acts of construction that keep popping up everywhere.

Q: Farthest place you’ve driven?

A: Chicago with my Aunt. I adore that city. It was about five hours to get there.

Q: It is usually a fun break. Any rules you’d like to share?

A: No rules really. Just don’t break anything. I’ve seen things get broken in other people’s cars and I really don’t want to have to deal with something like that.

Q: Tell us about how you acquired this car. Was it a new purchase?

A: No, I didn’t buy it. It was a gift two years ago for Christmas from my grandpa. There’s about 56,000 miles on it now.

Q: That’s a really sweet grandpa gift indeed. Any thoughts about a realistic next car?

A: A Chevy Cobalt. I just like the way they look.

Q: Anything else you’d like to share with us today?

A: Even though I don’t drive much, the gas prices are all over the place. It’s good to know that I don’t have to fill up very often with this car. It’s a little dented up. Nothing serious or major accidents or anything like that, just some battle scars from the road!

Photos and interview by John Cruz

Are you ready to Defend Your Ride? If so, email localautos@cbs.com with “Defend Your Ride Detroit” in the subject line for submission details.

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

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