“In general, I try to make driving not a chore, but an adventure.”
- The Ride
- The Driver: Anushya
- Car in Question: 2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic Edition
- Spotted at: Shofuso Japanese House, 100 Horticulture Drive, PA 19131
- Odometer: 2,000
- Car’s Nickname: The Jeep
Q: Hi Anushya. Thank you for your time today. Tell us about driving your ride. How does it make you feel?
A: In general, I try to make driving not a chore, but an adventure. I take different routes to get to a destination. If I’m visiting a new place, I purposely get lost just so I can figure out the place.
Q: How did you get your car?
A: As part of my 30th birthday present, my husband chose this vehicle for me to purchase, negotiated the deal and paid the down payment. I bought it about two months ago.
Q: Where did you buy your car?
A: I bought my Jeep from Fullerton in New Jersey. The salesman’s name was Eric. They were able to give us a great deal on the Jeep along with my trade-in.
Q: Out of all the options out there, what lured you to the Wrangler Arctic Edition?
A: I am preparing for the possible end of the world on Dec 21, 2012 along with any zombie apocalypse. I needed a getaway zombie slaying adventure vehicle that could take me up a side of a mountain for safety, but could still handle smooth asphalt and also knock down a few zombies on the way!
Q: So after driving it for a while, how do you feel about The Jeep?
A: I love my Jeep Arctic because it makes me feel safe and secure. This is a total adventure vehicle that will help me prepare for any worldly catastrophes.
Q: What’s your car’s main use?
A: Adventures! Adventures to work, adventures to home, adventures to adventures! I drive my vehicle about two hours a day, but I could drive it forever!
Q: What’s your favorite day trip from home?
A: My favorite day trip is to Centralia, Pennsylvania to see the underground mine fires. Essentially, the town is abandoned. There are barely any houses and there is smoke coming out of cracks in the street. The way Centralia looks now is probably the way towns will look like after the Zombie Apocalypse. I needed to give my Jeep a test run there.
Q: Do you have any rules in your car?
A: Buckle up and hold on tight! Safety first and this is going to be the ride of your life!
Photos and interview by Michaelangelo Ilagan
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