What Are Students at TMHS Driving?


Giovanni Quintal

Cars. Whether you have a license or not, we all want a nice car. Students at Tewksbury Memorial High School love driving their cars. So, what type of cars are they driving?

● Tyler Paulding – 2003 Oldsmobile Alero
This four door beast is something to watch out for. Oldsmobile, which has gone defunct as of April 2004, released the Alero from 1999-2004 under manufacturing by General Motors. The interior of Paulding’s car is in pristine condition. With a gold finish, Tyler Paulding’s 2003 Oldsmobile Alero is one of the best cars in all of Tewksbury.

● David Miller – 2005 Nissan Altima
As Miller put it, “In the winter the doors don’t really unlock.” The Nissan Altima is a model with a fabled history dating back to the early 90’s and seeping into present day. The first thing you think of when you see this car is “speed”, and maybe even “aggression”. When asked his favorite thing to do in his car, David Miller answered, “Drive.” And, simply put, this car does that well. With a miles per gallon of up to 31 miles on the highway, the 2005 Nissan Altima is one of the best inventions to modern day technology.

● Will Andella – 2011 Nissan Frontier
The youngest car on this list and distant cousin of the Altima, the 2011 Nissan Frontier packs a meaty punch. This midsize pickup has a lot to prove, with a V6 engine and 261 horsepower. This truck is perfect for activities such as fishing, hunting, camping, driving, having a picnic, off-roading, and even just driving to school, an activity Will Andella executes on the daily. The 2011 Nissan Frontier is considered a reliable automobile, scoring a 4.6/5, according to Kelly Blue Book.

● Lucas Gondola – 2004 Ford Ranger

This truck is sure to make some noise. With a ​2.3 L 4-cylinder, 3.0 L V6 engine, it can reach speeds of up to 120 MPH. The Ford Ranger originated in 1983 when it was first produced under the “Ranger” nameplate. And, after an eight year hiatus of Ford Ranger production, Ford has brought the Ranger back for a 2019 model. As Gondola put it, one word to describe the Ford Ranger would be “superior”.

● Ryan Smith – 1994 Toyota Camry
The Camry, or Kumuri as pronounced in Japanese, has been in production forever. Since 1982, the Camry has been around to provide a reliable and affordable car option to drivers. Some reviewers, such as J.D. Power, consider the Toyota Camry to be the most reliable car ever. So, the oldest vehicle on this list still holds up til this day.

After looking at five vehicles owned by TMHS students it’s clear to see that they will not have trouble getting to school. As senior class graduates and more underclassmen get their license, TMHS will see an endless cycle of new cars in the parking lot as long as they can afford to pay one hundred and fifty dollars to park there.