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DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Peter At Frick Mansion

March 19, 2012 3:00 AM

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"I always use good posture when I drive."

dyr pittsburgh DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Peter At Frick Mansion

“My car is my home away from home.”

The Ride
The Driver: Peter
Car in Question: 2006 Toyota Scion
Spotted at: Frick Mansion, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Odometer: 83,588

THE DEFENSE

Q: Hi Peter. Welcome to Defend Your Ride Pittsburgh. Which neighborhood do you live in and what’s your zip code?

A: Park Place, Pennsylvania, 15221.

Q: How do you use your car?

A: I practically live in it. It is like my home away from home. I travel frequently with my job, so I am in my car a lot.

Q: What is your profession?

A: I am a ultrasonographer, but everyone mistakes me for a stenographer instead. I usually just tell them I am a traveling ultrasound tech.

Q: That sounds exciting. Does it involve a lot of equipment?

A: Not really, just an ultrasound machine that directs high-frequency sound waves on the area to be diagnosed.

Q: Do you have any rules for your car?

A: Eating and drinking is OK, but there is no standing or climbing allowed.

Q: Have you had a lot of people trying to stand or climb in your car?

A: I have two young daughters who would do somersaults, if they could. Although I used to be a recording engineer and there was that one night with the band…oh, that’s another story!

Q: What do you like to listen to in your car?

A: I mix my own CDs.

Q: What do you like about your car?

A: It’s the ultimate city car. It’s economical to drive, easy to park and easy to care for.

Q: It looks like it can hold a lot of stuff too. It actually looks like a large box on wheels. 


A: It is a very interesting design. There is actually more volume on the inside than the car occupies on the outside.

Q: Have you had any interesting experiences in your car?


A: I got rear ended on the Liberty Bridge coming back from a camping trip at Presque Isle. Our bikes were on the back of the car so it destroyed my bike wheel along with my bumper.

Q: Did your insurance cover both?


A: It did. The irony is that I wouldn’t have been on that bridge if it had not been for a detour.

Photos and interview by Katherine Brown Sutton

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

View previous Defend Your Ride features as well as other great stories for people who love cars at CBSPittsburgh.com/Autos

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