Video: Mika Brzezinksi Drives Hard, Toward a Salary Boost And In Her Toyota

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As we know from Mika Brzezinski’s book Knowing Your Value — in which she chronicles her fight for greater salary equality with her Morning Joe co-host, Joe Scarborough — the news anchor certainly drives a hard bargain.

But she also drives hard, in her 1982 manual Toyota Land Cruiser.

“I love it. It makes a lot of noise,” she said. “The left door, if I turn a corner it flies open…It’s boxy. It’s big. It’s tough.”

You’d expect as much from someone who grew up driving a Ford F-150 around McLean, Va., where her father, Zbigniew Brzezinski, served as National Security Advisor under Jimmy Carter.

But though McLean provided the gas-guzzling setting of her youth, it is actually now home to a major innovator in electric automotive technology: there’s been much ado about the Clinton right-hand man Terry McCauliffe, whose micro MyCar created by his GreenTech Automotive company has generated interest.

But Brzezinski doesn’t seem interested in her friend’s car.

“Well, Terry McCauliffe runs a company that makes electric cars,” she said. “And I was thinking of getting one, but that one is too small, I think.”

We imagine she’ll stick to revving up her heavy-duty vehicles, as she claims she only buys used cars.

Stashi is an Editor at Driver Pulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and latest news throughout the automotive industry. From the sight of sleek curves to the sound of a roaring engine, old and new, she has a great love for vehicles of all makes and models. What she finds most exciting is that automakers of iconic muscle cars from the past, such as Ford and Chevrolet, are reproducing them for this generation of gearheads. Her dream car, the 1964 or 1966 Ford Mustang, is the ultimate American pony car and paved the way for her love of growling and rumbling engines of old school muscle cars. She spent her whole life in the Midwest and still finds herself playing the same game she once played with her father when she was a young girl. It’s a game her father liked to call “Name that make and model”. This game has become more challenging as the years pass making it a great way to pass the time on long road trips. She believes that automobiles, old and new, are an art form that can be enjoyed by both children and adults.

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