"What Would the Friends Characters Drive?" Answered by Edmunds.com's Automotive Experts


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"What Would the Friends Characters Drive?" Answered by Edmunds.com's Automotive Experts

Santa Monica, CA - April 30, 2004 - Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, has prepared an automotive analysis of the characters on NBC's top television sitcom, Friends.

"Some say 'you are what you drive,' and the Friends characters are well enough defined to match with particular vehicles," according to Karl Brauer, Editor In Chief of Edmunds.com.

According to the Edmunds.com editors:

  • Ross drives a Land Rover Discovery, but he plans to trade it in for a new Ford Escape Hybrid when it hits the market later this year, to minimize his impact on the environment and still have the off-roading capabilities befitting a paleontologist.
  • Rachel's Lexus RX 330 expresses her appreciation for luxury - and allows her to fit right in with the other mommies in her Long Island circle.
  • Joey drives American muscle metal: right now he has an aging Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z28 that fits his budget, but when he makes it big he'll finally buy the Porsche, Corvette and Ferrari he's always wanted.
  • Phoebe, ever the quirky new-age flower child, loves her New Beetle Convertible, right down to the dashboard-mounted vase that comes as standard equipment.
  • Chandler overheard the in-crowd at work talk about the Chrysler 300C sedan and liked its luxurious interior, so he bought one without taking a test drive — and still gets freaked out by its power whenever he touches the accelerator.
  • Monica had been driving a sensible Volvo wagon that functioned well for her catering business. In preparation for motherhood, she switched to a Honda Odyssey, and has a supply of diapers, coloring books and juice boxes already tucked into the storage compartments. (The seats in the minivan are easily washable -- otherwise no juice boxes would be allowed, of course.)

Information on all these vehicles can be found at www.edmunds.com. Automotive analysis for other television characters is available upon request.

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