DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Chad At The Sonic Drive-in

May 21, 2012 3:00 AM

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“I like riding high up.”

dyr detroit DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Chad At The Sonic Drive in

“I had to remove a bush from my front yard. I just tied it to the Jeep and whoosh, it was gone.”

The Ride
The Driver: Chad
Vehicle in Question: 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler Sahara
Spotted at: Sonic Drive-In, 7725 North Wayne Road, Westland, MI 48185
Odometer: 65,000


Q: Hi Chad. What kind of beast is this?

A: This is a 2007 model. They call a JK Jeep Wrangler Sahara four-door with the 4×4 package.

Q: What did you have before this?

A: Before this I had a 2007 Impala that I really didn’t like.

Q: What made you switch it up from an Impala?

A: I like to drive over stuff. Can’t really do that too well in an Impala.

Q: When did you get this? Have you put a lot of miles on it?

A: I got this in early 2010 with about 36,000 miles on it. It’s got about 65,000 on it now, so about 30,000. I drive a lot! I like to take it off-roading. It’s great for towing stuff. I had to remove a bush from my front yard. I just tied it to the Jeep and whoosh, it was gone.

Q: Wow! What do you like best about your Jeep?

A: I like feeling safe. I like being able to see over other cars and farther down the road. The Impala I had just rode too low to the ground.

Q: If I were in the market to get a Jeep, would you have any advice for me?

A: Honestly, I’d probably tell you to get an older model. These newer Jeeps are nice, but they’re really underpowered. If I could go back, I’d get the 4.0 straight-6 model, or a V8 model.

Q: Well Chad, that about wraps things up for now. Thanks for your time.

A: No problem, take it easy.

Photos and interview by Don Gurka

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