San Diego Shortcuts

Multitasking is Maria Hart's shortcut

Name: Maria Hart Car: BMW X5 How do you like driving your car? I like it. It’s not as comfortable as my Explorer, believe it or not. The seat is not as comfortable. I like ...

Lacey hates the 8

Name: Lacey Micheals Car: 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Do you like your car? I do! It’s small enough for an SUV and gas-economical because it’s a four-cylinder, but I have room to shove stuff in ...

Tyler Crabe prefers not to take shortcuts

Name: Tyler Crabe Vehicle: 2000 Ford Ranger What do you like about your car? It’s a stick, it gets decent gas mileage, and it can hold stuff. I bought a camper shell, and it’s the ...

Daniel Sigmon's dream of a Smart Car

Name: Daniel Sigmon Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Vibe How do you feel about your car? I actually like it quite a bit. This is hard because I don’t care about cars. My dream is not to ...

Verna Clark is never really sure how fast she's going

Name: Verna Clark Car: 2005 Chevy Cavalier What do you like about your car? It gets good gas mileage. Is there anything you don’t like about it? It’s kind of a piece of junk, but ...

Gina Granier's Prius has bells and whistles

Name: Gina Granier Car: 2008 Toyota Prius Do you like it? I love it. I like its fuel efficiency and its comfort. I think Toyota has done a really good job making a sedan that’s ...

Brian Lyng on getting in and out of P.B.

Name: Brian Lehman Lyng Car: 2003 Acura TL How’s your commute? I live in Pacific Beach. It’s about seven miles to downtown, maybe ten miles to SDSU. And it is crazy everywhere I go. There ...

King of the road Bob Woolly

Name: Bob Woolly Cars: 2012 Ford Mustang GT 5.0; 1969 Chevrolet El Camino How did you decide to buy the GT? When I came back from Vietnam, I bought a ’68 Shelby 500 KR. “KR” ...

Sarah D. loves her squishy seats

Name: Sarah D. Car: 2010 Nissan Versa Like it? I love it! What do you like about it? The seats are the most comfortable thing in the entire world. They’re squishy. It also gets really ...

Eddie Long's '56 Pickup

Name: Eddie Long Car: 1956 GMC pickup; 1950 Ford sedan Is this your daily driver? Yes. I also have a ’50 Ford sedan. I’ve had a lot of older cars. What was your favorite car? ...

Lawton Ferreira's NHRA Heritage Series Race Car

Lawton Ferreira has been over 200 miles per hour on public highways and never gotten a ticket.

Buick Driver, Beamer Dreamer

Name: Dan Brozo Car: 2001 Buick Century Previous cars: 1991 BMW 525i How’s your commute? Clairemont to Sorrento Valley. Cheapest gas? I end up going to Shell more often than an Arco directly across the ...

Yaris Driver James Pugh on Podcasts and Google

Name: James Pugh Car: 2007 Toyota Yaris S Previous cars: 1994 Honda Civic How’s your commute? Fletcher Hills to Sorrento Valley but I work off-hours — 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., so I never really ...

Shortcuts - Josh Elam

Car: 1993 Toyota 4-Runner V6 4WD Previous cars: 1988 Mustang GT, 1992 Mustang LX, 1988 Mustang 5.0 Notchback, 1973 Ford F100, 1997 E39 BMW 540i. How’s your commute? About 25 minutes from Rancho San Diego ...

Shortcuts - Mark Rasmussen

Car: 2006 BMW 530i Previous cars: 1996 Ford Escort, 1986 Plymouth Voyager, 1986 Honda Civic Wagon, 1993 Honda Civic Del Sol How’s your commute? About 18 minutes from El Cajon to Kearny Mesa. Cheapest gas? ...