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DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Jorge At The Denver Museum Of Nature And Science

August 6, 2012 5:00 AM

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"We envision we'll be driving this for the next 10 or more years."

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“My son adopted three children, so that’s why we bought the Town & Country.”

The Ride
The Driver: Jorge
Car in Question: 2008 Chrysler Town & Country
Spotted at: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
Odometer: 74,795
Car’s Nickname: Baby Buggy

THE DEFENSE

Q: Hi Jorge! Thank you for participating in Defend Your Ride Denver! Tell us, what is your car’s main use?

A: Driving my grandkids around in comfort and joy–including road trips–and style.

Q: Road trips with the grandkids? That sounds like fun. Where do you go?

A: We went up to that ice cream parlor up north, Loveland. We bought it used, but we haven’t gone that many places yet. We’re getting a new grandchild soon. My son adopted three children. We now need more seating capacity, so that’s why we bought the Town & Country. It suits us completely. It has everything on it that I never had before.

Q: Do you know about all the features of the Town & Country? Do you know how to use them yet?

A: It’s got three DVD screens on it, heated seats. Yeah, in fact, it’s more than I even imagined when I bought it. We bought it for the seating and the DVD part, but then all of a sudden, it’s got all these little extras. It fits the bill and I’m happy with it. My grandsons are learning and teaching us. I have not read the manual. I can put the key in the ignition, but I need help sometimes operating the DVD player.

Q: That’s what grandkids are for. So would you say your car sort of represents your family life?

A: It means bringing my family together, for us. It probably sounds silly but, love and family togetherness, and family unity, is very important to me. You know, I came from a disjointed family. Keeping these kids family-oriented and caring about each other is important to me.

Q: How long have you had the car? Where did you buy it? Was it a positive buying experience?

A: A month and a half or so from Rocky’s Auto. It was a good experience. It was fun. We purchased a vehicle there before. It was the first place we went to. We found a vehicle that we liked, a price we could afford and we like it. We love it.

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

A: It depends on if the kids are in the car. My wife and I like the old-time station. I was born in ’46. Music that was popular back in those times. Then more recent–recent to me–the ’60s and ’70s style music. I’m not great on hard rock.

Q: Are the grandkids into hard rock?

A: No, not so much. In fact, my one grand son–he’s 13–he’s almost as tall as I am. His football team just won the Carnation Bowl with a perfect record! He’s lean and mean. He’s really gentle, but he’s a lean and mean type kid.

Q: You’re exposing him to a wider range of music?

A: Oh, I like to expose him to everything–all of the kids from the little ones to the big. We live in a diverse world that’s changing all the time. I’d like them to be aware of everything.

Q: Do you have a nickname for your minivan?

A: We, yeah, my wife has, what does she call it? Honey, what’s the name you call our vehicle here? The Baby Buggy.

Q: I like it, the Baby Buggy. Well thanks for chatting with us today Jorge.

A: Thank you!

Photos and interview by Heather Ruch

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