DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Lauren At Casa Vega

May 29, 2012 3:00 AM

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“My most prized possession are my petanque balls.”

dyr los angeles DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Lauren At Casa Vega

“We’ve tried Silver Bullet, but it’s not really taking.”

The Ride
The Driver: Lauren
Vehicle in Question: 2004 Honda Accord
Spotted at: Casa Vega, 13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Odometer: 38,121
Car’s Nickname: Silver Bullet


Q: Hi Lauren. Welcome to Defend Your Ride Los Angeles. What neighborhood do you live in and how old are you?

A: Santa Monica. I’m almost 32.

Q: What’s your car’s nickname?

A: We’ve tried Silver Bullet, but it’s not really taking. I don’t think it has a name because it hasn’t spoken to me yet.

Q: What’s your general feeling about driving in L.A.?

A: I hate driving in Los Angeles. I drive as little as possible. I basically stay around Santa Monica, that’s about it. I don’t really get on the freeway all that often. I’m here visiting some friends.

Q: What’s your main purpose for your car if you primarily stay in Santa Monica?

A: That’s a good question. I kind of want a GEM, like one of those electric cars like a golf cart, to get me around Santa Monica. I would only need this car to go visit friends far away!

Q: Could you tell me how you got your car?

A: When my husband and I moved here in 2008, we bought it used. Everybody I knew loved their Hondas. Then we went looking around. I test drove it. It was the right price. I love Hondas. I love my car. I wish I had it had a couple things like a sunroof, leather seat, and maybe an iPod dock, because I’m a little sick of the radio. But other than that, I love it.

Photos and interview by Michael Shen, blogger of

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