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Nissan Sentra: The official car of the homeless

My jaw nearly dropped to the sidewalk upon encountering this work of advertising genius on display at the corner of West 33rd St. and 9th Ave.

 

I have actually known people in my life who at one time or another have lived out of cars. I imagine it's not exactly a pleasant experience. If I had to live in a car, a brand new subcompact import probably would not be my first choice.

 

And for non-homeless New Yorkers who can't afford to keep a car because of their ridiculously high rents, it's doubly insulting.

 

As it turns out, this is part of an online campaign called 7 Days in a Sentra where a lousy actor blogs about the joys of automotive living.

 

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Taken on October 30, 2006