How I Drive | Profile of Jessica Caldwell of Edmunds.com

How I Drive | Profile of Jessica Caldwell of Edmunds.com

Jessica Caldwell and I first met on a media drive in San Diego. By luck of the draw, we ended up as drive partners for the Toyota Prius C program, and we quickly discovered how many similarities we had — such as our love for 90’s music, sarcastic wit, and a good laugh. Jessica is a well-known analyst in the automotive world, often quoted in the news from her post as Executive Director, Strategic Analytics, at Edmunds.com.

Needless to say, Jessica is one smart cookie, let’s find out if that translates to her driving style…

How I Drive | Profile of Jessica Caldwell of Edmunds.com

I snapped this pic of Jessica in 2012 at the Prius C drive in San Diego.

I snapped this pic of Jessica in 2012 at the Prius C drive in San Diego.

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Daily Driver: 1980 Mercedes-Benz 240D

Time Spent Driving/day: ~30 minutes

Road Most Traveled: Santa Monica & Wilshire Blvd, Montana Ave

Driving Style in One Word: Beast Mode

In-Car Must-Haves: A clock – I don’t like to be late! And in my weekend car, I enjoy the rear view and blind spot cameras.

Driving Tunes: Era appropriate music for my car like Lionel Ritchie and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Time-saving technique: Driving an old car saves time parking – I will park my car ANYWHERE without worrying about door and fender dings.

Hanging from rear view: Nada.

Jessica's 1980 Mercedes-Benz 240D named "Mellow Yellow"

Jessica’s 1980 Mercedes-Benz 240D named “Mellow Yellow”

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Melanie Batenchuk founded Be Car Chic in 2009 as a way to help consumers make smart decisions when buying and selling their cars. Her prior work at the dealership, trade association and manufacturer levels has provided her a deep understanding of the complex facets within the auto industry, making her a leading woman in her field.