What kind of car do you drive?

March 30, 2014 

We talked to students at Southwestern Illinois College

"A 2006 silver Pontiac Grand Prix. I like it because I have had it for a while and I am used to it. I don't like it getting kind of used. It has about 150,000 miles on it. My dream car would be any type of SUV."

Eric Radake, 21

Columbia

math major who also is a cook at Ann Briar Golf Course

"A 2012 cobalt blue Chevy Cruze. I like it because it's a small compact car and I am tiny. That's what I like most about it and it has pretty good gas mileage as well."

Shirley Johnson, 34

East St. Louis

studyng phlebotomy and works retail

"A black 2009 Pontiac G6 and I love that car. Number one, it looks nice. Number two, I like the feel of the car."

Geoff Wagner, 20

Belleville

studying physics and delivers sandwiches for Jimmy Johns

"I drive a pine green 1997 Suzuki. It's a small SUV and a good car despite its age and the wear and tear its previous owner put on it."

Colin Engle, 19

Belleville

studying computer science and works as a tutor at SWI(*130*)'s Success Center

"I drive a white 2012 Dodge Caliber. I like that it's functional. It's not the prettiest car, but it's a nice car. I've had it just a year and a half."

Tyler Shemwell, 19

Dupo

nursing major

"I drive a blue 2004 (Toyota) Highlander. I really like it. It's kind of spacious. I am a big person. I have a lot of room in it."

Jacob Williams, 23

O'Fallon

studying mass communications, film and advertising and works at Rural King in Swansea

"I drive a gold 2006 Nissan Altima. I love it. It has cool features. It was my brother Andrew's car. My brother's car was stolen. He bought that one. When he had money to buy a car, I got the Nissan."

Adrienne Kellerman, 20

Mascoutah

nursing major who works as a nanny during the summer

"I drive a navy blue 2001 Toyota Corolla. I reall like it even though it's an older car. I like the size. It's small and I am OK with it being older.The other day a friend opened the door and scraped the side. I wasn't freaking out. Also, it gets good gas mileage."

Hannah Cook, 18

Belleville

music education major who is a ticket coordinator for the St. Louis Symphony

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