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DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Scott And Ben At The Denver Art Museum

March 26, 2012 3:00 AM

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dyr denver1 DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Scott And Ben At The Denver Art Museum

“It’s had teenage drivers most of the past five years.”

The Ride
The Driver: Scott and Ben
Car in Question: 2007 Blue Subaru Outback
Spotted at: The Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Avenue Denver, CO 80204
Odometer: 84,261
Car’s Nickname: The Soup

THE DEFENSE

Q: Welcome to Defend Your Ride Denver! What are your names?

Scott (father): Scott.

Ben (son): Ben.

Q: Nice to meet you Scott and Ben! What kind of car do you have?

S: We have a 2007 Subaru Outback.

Q: Fun car! I’ve always admired those cars. Do you take it to the mountains?

S: We do. It’s primarily the car for the kids to bop around town and we take it to the mountains skiing and so forth.

Q: How old are you?

S: I am 47.

B: 16.

Q: What is the car’s main use? You said bopping around town?

S: It’s the kids’ car. They drive it to school and to work and other things.

Q: Ben, you are learning to drive on the Subaru, is that right?

B: For the most part.

Q: How has the experience been?

B: Good.

Q: Fun?

B: Yeah.

Q: Scary?

B: Little bit.

Q: Have you made many mistakes?

B: No.

Q: None?

B: Probably a couple.

Q: How does he do, dad?

S: He does pretty well, better than a year ago.

Q: Do you have any rules for the car?

S: The kids have to keep it clean. They have a curfew. They have to make sure it has gas, you know, the basics.

Q: What is the curfew for kids these days?

S: For my son it’s 10:30 p.m. My daughter, she’s a little bit older and off in college, so I’m not sure what her curfew is.

Q: Do you have a nickname for the Outback?

S: The Soup. The Soup is short for Subaru.

Q: That’s a cute name. What do you think your next car will realistically be?

S: This car will probably be in the family for a while. We’ll probably be in the market at some point soon. We’re thinking about a hybrid of some type. Possibly a Honda Hybrid, or possibly an Acura Hybrid. I have a Saab, so probably not another Saab, since they don’t make them anymore.

Q: Thanks for taking the time to talk with us about your Subaru. Good luck on your driving test Ben!

B: Thank you!

Photos and interview by Heather Ruch

Are you ready to Defend Your Ride? If so, email localautos@cbs.com with “Defend Your Ride Denver” in the subject line for submission details.

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