DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Tanya At The Somerset Collection

August 6, 2012 5:00 AM

dyr detroit DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Tanya At The Somerset Collection

“A great car for adventures with my roommate!”

The Ride
The Driver: Tanya
Car in Question: Silver 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt
Spotted at: The Somerset Collection, 2800 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084
Odometer: 75,600


Q: Hi Tanya! Thank you for participating in Defend Your Ride Detroit. What do you use your car for? Work? Fun?

A: Personal driving to school and work, mostly. Probably about three hours a day. I drive a lot. Friend’s houses who aren’t anywhere close to me. We go to Canada a lot. We go all over the place and don’t really stay in one spot. I always drive.

Q: What’s the craziest place you’ve driven to?

A: That would be Chicago. Crazy because of the traffic and the way the people drive there.

Q: Do you have a nickname for your car?

A: I’ve had a lot of names for my car. Right now it’s Mario, a play on my roommate’s ex-boyfriend. My friend gave it that name because when she sits in the car, the fasten seatbelt light comes on automatically and only for her. She says, it yells at me just like Mario did!

Q: Do you have any rules for your car?

A: I tried having rules, but my rules don’t really get followed very much. I don’t allow open alcohol in my car, especially since I’m a minor. I wanted to not have any food in my car when I originally bought it, but that’s been hard to maintain.

Q: What kind of music do you listen to in your car?

A: There’s a lot of country music that I play.

Q: If your car had a theme song, what would it be?

A: “Roll Up” by Wiz Khalifa.

Q: If your car had a human emotion, what would that be?

A: Fear! My car is probably afraid of me. Sometimes I’m not the best driver.

Photos and interview by John Cruz

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