“Don’t tell my parents, but I really wanna get a motorcycle someday.”

The Ride
The Driver: Jessica
Car in Question: Electric Blue 2010 Hyundai Genesis
Spotted at: Addison Circle, Addison, TX 75001
Odometer: 40,998
Car’s Nickname: The Tardis


Q: The Hyundai Genesis, that’s not a very common car. I haven’t seen many around. Where did you get it?

A: Hyundai Plano, off of Coit, I think. My dad and I bought it together. I make car payments on it every month.

Q: How long have you had the car?

A: Since April.

Q: That’s a lot of payments. Do you mind me asking how old you are?

A: Just turned 24, a Libra.

Q: Ah, a Libra, so you must be very balanced. Have you nicknamed your car yet?

A: I call it Natty. It’s short for Nathaniel.

Q: I noticed you don’t have any bumper stickers on it.

A: I think bumper stickers are tacky.

Q: But you do have a dashboard accessory?

A: Are you looking at my Tardis? I’m a big Doctor Who fan.

Q: Do you wish your car could travel through time like the Tardis?

A: <laughs> Yes, who doesn’t?

Q: How much time do you spend in the Tardis?

A: Probably a moderate amount of time. I use it for school most of the time. I spend more time with it on the weekends.

Q: Then what is your favorite place to go in your car on the weekends?

A: I guess the Tollway because I can drive fast–faster than normal because the speed limit is higher.

Q: Sweet. If your car had a human emotion, what would it be and why?

A: I think my car would be really sexy–cocky and sexy.

Q: What’s your favorite music to listen to while you’re driving the Tollway, pretending you’re in the Tardis?

A: I’d listen to a lot more if the CD player and the iPod jack weren’t broken, which I had nothing to do with. I don’t know why those two things happened. Other than that, I normally listen to the radio, anything from rock music to Lady Gaga.

Q: And do you sing along?

A: Heck yeah! It’s the best thing to do in your car. Roll down the windows.

Q: Is this your dream car?

A: Pretty close. It’s a nice little sports car, gets me where I wanna go. It’s got good pick up and acceleration. Don’t tell my parents, but I really wanna get a motorcycle someday. And maybe someday when I get lots and lots of money, a Lamborghini. But right now, this one’s pretty good.

Photos and interview by Isabel Morales

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