"The music blasting actually sounds pretty good in here."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Nialanjan At Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

“Everyone always says that they feel like they’re in a spaceship when they drive in it.” – Nialanjan and his Toyota Sienna.


"The ride is just out of this world."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Hervetta At The Hyatt

“There is something so great about coming down to Chicago in a convertible.” – Hervetta and her Mercedes.


“I hope I will be driving this one for a long time. It’s a great car.”

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Jackie At Garfield Park

“People feel like it’s a store. There are so many things in it. You can shop in it.” – Jackie and her Honda CRV


"I’ve wasted so much money on repairs."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Raven At The University Of Chicago

“It’s a huge gas guzzling, dying hunk of machine.” – Raven and her Land Rover Discovery


"I wasn't looking for anything fancy, to be honest."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Elliot At Reggie’s Music Joint

“I don’t care who’s looking at me. If I feel like dancing, I dance.” – Elliot and his Chevy Cavalier


"We do allow people to eat and drink in the car."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Alexis At Wabash Tap

“This is my baby. I love this car.” – Alexis and her Buick Regal


"Some areas of the city you can just park on the street for free."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Chris At Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church

“I swear, I’m not a bad driver! I just struggled for awhile to get the hang of it.” – Chris and his Honda Accord


"I'm glad I went to a car auction."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Victoria At Solider Field

“This was my dream car. I always knew one day I would buy it.” – Victoria and her Pontiac Bonneville


"Even though I’m always in my car, it’s surprisingly really good on gas. "

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Cory At The South Shore Cultural Center

“When you buy a car, make sure it has all the features that you desire.” – Cory and his Dodge Neon


“It was the cheapest one that fit my perimeters.”

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Ramona At Operation Push

“This is an older car, so it burns gas like crazy.” – Ramona and her Ford Expedition


"Sometimes you have to treat them like kids and lock them in."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Jamal At Burnham Harbor

“It feels great to drive a new car!” – Jamal and his Toyota Corolla


"I listen to country music when there is a lot of traffic. It's calming."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Carol At Leona’s Restaurant

“I’m not an aggressive driver. I’m just impatient!” – Carol and her Dodge Charger


"When I saw this one and test drove it, I knew this was the one."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Jonathon At Little Black Pearl Art & Design Studio

“When someone gets in it, they will be like, wow, this is a really nice car.” – Jonathon and his Volvo S60


"It has six airbags throughout the car."


“The first car I ever had was a stick shift.” – Demis and his Toyota Matrix


"I also like that it's a really classic car."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Ozzie At Segal’s Jazz Showcase

“I’m a fast driver. The faster I can get to 80 the better.” – Ozzie and her Toyota Camry


"I don't like small cars."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Joy At Garfield Park Conservatory

“Despite the fact that I’ve had ups and downs with this car, I will miss it.” – Joy and her Chevy Impala


“I’m a happy person, so my car would be happy like me.”

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Eddrin At Our Lady Of Sorrows Basilica

“If my car had a human emotion, it would definitely be happy.” – Eddrin and his Nissan Altima


“Since I’m paying for this car myself, I want to make sure that I treat it well.”

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Richard At The John G. Shedd Mansion

“I have to call it The White Mobile.” – Richard and his Chevy Malibu


"I'm going to keep this car up until it falls apart."


“I’m terrified of anything on two wheels. I didn’t learn how to ride a bike up until I was fifteen.” – Scott and his Nissan Altima


“I really can’t stand reckless drivers!”

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Lauren At The La Cantina Grill

“If my car had a human emotion, I would say it would be cool and laid back, just like me.” – Lauren and her Toyota Camry