Working in the automotive industry has its perks. Every single day we’re exposed to numerous cars coming in and out of the shop, and at Automotive Elegance, we see tons of brand new and limited-edition vehicles. While we spend a ton of time focusing on our clients and their vehicles, let’s kick back and take a little time to circle back to our employees and what they drive.
Naomi – Customer Service
What was your first car?: 2004 Nissan 350Z Touring
What do you drive now?: 2008 Volkswagen R32
What is your dream car if money was no issue? Why that car?: 2022 Audi RS 6 Avant in Nardo Grey
Naomi loves wagons and Audi vehicles, so she would love to see one of these in her garage. And who wouldn’t want a wagon as beautiful as the RS 6 Avant as a daily driver? Plenty of power, yet still subtle while sitting in the parking lot at the grocery store! With numerous available modifications, from body kits and wheels, to intakes and intercoolers, Naomi would be able to build her RS 6 to be exactly what she wants it to be.
Jaymin – Production Center
What was your first car?: 2004 Honda Civic EX
What do you drive now?: 2010 Honda CR-V EX
What is your dream car if money was no issue? Why that car?: 2021 Audi SQ7 or 2021 Audi RSQ8
Jaymin knows they’re both very similar, but he just loves the exterior lines and the interior is his number one out of any car! He loves how beautiful they are inside and out, and obviously the performance on these large SUVs is just insane. Who could blame him, both the SQ7 and RSQ8 are absolutely stunning and packing a massive punch of 500 and 591 horsepower respectively, they’d leave any other family-hauler in the dust!
Julia – Media Director
What was your first car?: 2008 Ford Escape XLS
What do you drive now?: 2022 Hyundai Veloster N 6MT
What is your dream car if money was no issue? Why that car?: 2022 Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut
Julia really admires Koenigsegg’s originality and drive to create powerful and innovative vehicles. With speed and acceleration at the heart of their brand, Christian Von Koenigsegg continues to raise the bar and push ever closer to the goal of a 300mph production car. The design is elegant and simple, yet so menacing and mean. Not the greatest grocery getter, but I’m sure you could fit a gallon of milk in the passenger seat! Packing up to 1600hp on E85 fuel, this car really isn’t joking around with the power.
Sammy – Production Center
What was your first car?: 2000 Honda Accord
What do you drive now?: 2015 Subaru WRX
What is your dream car if money was no issue? Why that car?: 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34, 1995 Acura/Honda NSX, Audi R8
Sammy has quite a few excellent choices for a dream car, and who could blame him? Those JDM classics are iconic and are so well designed both inside and out. You can’t go wrong with an R8 either, with that screaming Audi V10 inside. I know I certainly can’t choose just one of these to go with, so we’ll let Sammy slide with having three choices. Money is no object in this scenario, and I know I wouldn’t be able to narrow it down to just one!
Bill – Director of Operations
What was your first car?: 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
What do you drive now?: 2019 Honda Insight
What is your dream car if money was no issue? Why that car?: 1963 Aston Martin DB5
Bill may actually secretly be James Bond with his choice of the DB5. With such an unmistakable appearance and the speed to match, the DB5 is really the epitome of the classic British sports car. The DB5 is effectively perfect, with 4.0L V6 engine and timeless styling. Although, I’d be tempted to keep it in a temperature controlled box as not to ruin perfection.
Helloany – Customer Service
What was your first car?: 2000 Saturn LS
What do you drive now?: 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
What is your dream car if money was no issue? Why that car?: 1968 Ford Bronco or 1970 Dodge Charger. 2021 Mercedes G 550 for a Mom car.
Helloany really loves her classic American cars, and really knocked it out of the park with either of these iconic choices. She said “Might sound crazy, but…” before she laid out her picks, but I couldn’t agree more with either one. They suit her perfectly! She has two little ones as well, so if she had to go for something safe for the two of them to ride with her, it would be the G-Wagon “of course!”
Cameron – Sales Associate
What was your first car?: 2012 Ford Fusion
What do you drive now?: 2019 BMW 330i
What is your dream car if money was no issue? Why that car?: 2021 Lamborghini Urus
Cameron loves the Urus for many reasons. Those being “fast, fun, sexy, practical….sorta.” While 641 horsepower isn’t always entirely practical, having a powerful SUV like that is something most people dream of. Enough to fit a gaggle of friends or the whole family, the Urus would be incredibly fun to daily or even take on a road trip. You’d get there in record time!
Rick – Owner
What was your first car?: 1987 Nissan Stanza
What do you drive now?: 2021 BMW 750xi M Sport / 2021 BMW X6 M Competition
What is your dream car if money was no issue? Why that car?: 2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Coupe in “Paint to Sample exterior color”
Rick knows exactly what he wants out of his dream car. He loves the idea of having track ready performance with the convenience and practicality of an SUV all in one package. Designed around impressive performance and a heart that longs for the track, the Cayenne Turbo GT is truly the ultimate daily driver. With power of up to 670 horsepower directly from the factory, this fairly unassuming SUV packs an incredible punch off the line and around each and every turn.
Alexander – Account Executive
What was your first car?: 1995 BMW 318ti
What do you drive now?: 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander
What is your dream car if money was no issue? Why that car?: 1992 Acura NSX-R
Alexander would absolutely love one of the JDM classic NSX-R. It was the first supercar he had ever seen in person, and would love to relive that memory every day walking into the garage to greet it. With its quirky pop-up headlights and integrated rear wing, this Japanese classic has made it into the car hall of fame, even securing a spot in Toyota’s prestigious Automobile Museum.
Tyler – Production Center
What was your first car?: 1999 Nissan Altima GXE in “Old Person Tan”
What do you drive now?: 2018 Audi RS3
What is your dream car if money was no issue? Why that car?: Nissan Skyline R34 in Bayside Blue
Tyler is another lover of tuner cars, and his choice of the Skyline R34 is a perfect match for his need for speed. With incredible styling and power, the R34 is highly sought after in the Japanese market, and the prices will surely skyrocket with the ability to import them to the US in the coming years. Bayside Blue is also one of the most iconic colors for the R34. A gorgeous royal blue, I couldn’t imagine a better color for the R34, aside from maybe Midnight Purple.
Kristin – Acquisition Specialist
What was your first car?: 1985 Jeep CJ7
What do you drive now?: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
What is your dream car if money was no issue? Why that car?: 2022 Storm Trooper Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Kristin has always had an extensive love for Jeeps, and the primary reason why she doesn’t have a Wrangler now is because she wanted a safer car to chauffeur her son around in! As a huge Jeep and Star Wars fan, a Storm Trooper styled Jeep would be absolutely perfect for her. With both on-road style and off-road capability, the Wrangler is right at home in New England, and the perfect vehicle for Kristin to show off her style with dozens of custom modification options!
Joseph – Shop Manager
What was your first car?: 2006 Mazda 3 with rust holes and plasti-dip on every trim piece
What do you drive now?: 2010 Honda Odyssey, Bagged on airlift 3H, BMW Style 95 Wheels, 2 12” chuchos and 2 rows of drivers, 2 15” B&C speakers for bass, Sarona lip kit and splitters
What is your dream car if money was no issue? Why that car?: RHD R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R
Joseph is no stranger to modifying cars, and his Odyssey probably has more work done to it than most cars on the road right now. He loves that JDM style and the ease of modifying Japanese cars, and has an extensive history of owning modified Civics, Accords, and Acuras. Importing a Right Hand Drive R32 is definitely a goal of Joseph’s, especially if he can modify it. One of the most iconic JDM legends, the R32 Skyline is a beautiful reminder of early 90s car culture and some of the roots of Japanese tuner cars. Stay tuned for another blog post on Joseph and his incredible tuner car history!
With so many different tastes in cars reflected in our office, it’s a surprise that so many people picked some very similar vehicles as their dream car. With some of these more attainable than others (good luck buying yours, Julia), it’s quite possible we may see some in the parking lot here at Automotive Elegance sometime in the future!
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