DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Jackie At Garfield Park

June 4, 2012 3:00 AM

dyr chicago11 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.”

The Ride
The Driver: Jackie
Car in Question: 2005 Green Honda CRV
Spotted at: The Garfield Park Field House, 100 N. Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624
Odometer: 120,000
Car’s Nickname: My Big Purse


Q: Great Honda. What is it’s main use?

A: I use it for commuting to work, visiting family and friends and my various hobbies.

Q: What’s your favorite daytrip from home?

A: Going up to Caldwell Woods to bike. I love to put my bike on the back of my car and head up to Caldwell Woods. I meet a bunch of friends on Saturday mornings. We bike 40 to 60 miles on a Saturday.

Q: Where’s the farthest you’ve driven to with this car?

A: I went with my boyfriend to Champaign, Illinois. It took us about two hours to get there. I took it up to Galena, Illinois. Galena is a great historic town in Illinois. A number of the Civil War generals are from Galena. They have a lot of great little shops, a winery and golfing.

Q: Do you have any rules for your car?

A: You can’t look at all the stuff in it. You can’t be judgmental! I carry a lot of things in my car.

Q: Do you ever rock out, pump it up or sing along while driving in your car?

A: I have a sunroof on my car! I love on summer days to turn up the music and blast it when I’m coming home on a Friday afternoon.

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

A: Keith Urban “Who Wouldn’t Want to Be Me.” It’s a great song about driving in your car on a beautiful day with the sun and wind in your face and your favorite person next to you.

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

A: It would be happy because it gets to go a lot of places, but it probably would be tired because I put a lot of stuff in it. It would also be impatient because it has to wait for me all the time.

Q: What do you think your next car would realistically be?

A: I hope I will be driving this one for a long time. It’s a great car. I would probably get another Honda!

Photos and interview by Nicolette Chambers

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