Meet “Icee”, Fatima Avalos’ (19’) rides her beast of a car every morning to school. “Icee “ is a white 2004 Rough Country Jeep Wrangler with over 100,000 miles on it. She bought it used back in 2015 and she doesn’t regret it. She loves the versatility of her Jeep and how she can go anywhere with it. She's able to get up rough terrain with ease while all the little Honda civics are having trouble.
“If I see a steep hill or I am going down a road full of snow Icee can plow right through and get the job done.”
Her favorite part about the whole car is how you have the option to drop the top. She loves those summer days where she is with her friends blasting to some tunes on the highway with the wind blowing through everyone’s hair.
“It definitely is a very fun car to drive with your friends. The ability to take off the top just gives a whole new experience when driving”Although “Icee” is a beast it does suffer in other categories like speed. There have been many times where Fatima finds herself having to rush to work and her cars speed holds her back from getting on time. The car is not shifty at all and feels very heavy and Fatima claims that it is tough to turn and avoid things on the road because the steering is really stiff. This almost cost her some serious damage on her way rushing to work once.
“One time I was late to work and my car don't go fast but I was speeding to work and my car hit a pothole which threw my car off balanced. I almost flipped and tipped over but I got my balance and I hit a curb and a mailbox”
The “Icee’s” mobility is not the only thing that Fatima wishes could be better but also there is no space to store her things. When her parents need her to go grocery shopping there is nowhere to put the food. The back is also very tight so Fatima’s friend is going to have to be squished when carpooling. Nonetheless, she loves her car especially the look. The all-white looks very clean and that where she came up with the idea to call it “Icee” because it's slick and cool. Fatima will continue to make great memories with Icee as the school year closes.