Are You Ready for Your First Car?

By: Ian Fortey
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
6-Rules How confident are you that you know all the rules of the road?
110%
I feel quite sure I have them down.
I'm shaky on some of them.
Oof. Not very.

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7-Car Tire You're driving down the highway at night and you blow a tire! Your phone is dead, so you're on your own. Can you change your tire?
Yes!
I could figure it out.
I have tried but it wasn't so easy.
Not at all

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2-Drivers ED Have you taken a driver's ed. class?
Yes, and I aced it!
I'm in one now.
I tried one.
Nope.

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3-Behind Wheel How much time have you actually spent behind the wheel of a car?
A lot!
Not as much as I'd like
I'm not sure, but it's not much.
None

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12-Snow Driving Have you done any driving on snow or ice?
Yes
Not a lot
Does rain count?
Not at all

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4-Learning To drive Who taught you how to drive?
My parents
A sibling
A friend
No one, really

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1-Paycheck Do you have a steady pay check?
I sure do!
Sort of?
Not a good one
Not even close

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5-Car For Sale Can you afford a car right now?
Absolutely
I could afford some cars.
I dunno, what does a car even cost?
I mean, not really.

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8-Text And Drive Can you resist the urge to text and drive?
Of course!
Probably?
I sure hope so.
You can't text and drive?

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9-Highway Does the idea of driving on the highway make you nervous?
Not at all
Maybe a little
I've never thought about it.
Very much

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10-Car Insurance Have you compared insurance companies?
I sure have!
I've looked at a couple.
Not really
Wut?

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11-Gas Pump Do you know the difference between regular and premium gas?
Of course!
The price?
I think so.
I didn't know there was a difference.

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13-Car Money Are you going to be covering all the auto expenses yourself or will you have help?
It's all me.
I'd have help.
I'm not sure.
I hope someone else is covering it all.

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14-First Car Do you know what car you want to get?
I've researched a few options.
I can't afford the car I really want.
I'm good with whatever.
I know exactly what car I want.

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15-Fuel Gauge Say you're out shopping for a new car. How far down your list of priorities is gas mileage?
It's a pretty important factor for me.
It's up there, I guess.
It's not a big concern.
Meh

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16-Used Car Does the car have to be new or are you OK with used?
Used is probably best to start.
I'm OK either way.
I'd rather get a new one.
I want a new car.

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17-Ugly Car Are you willing to drive an ugly car?
Of course!
I'd rather not, but whatever works, I guess.
Well, how ugly are we talking?
Not at all!

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18-Car Brands Does brand reputation mean anything to you?
Not really
I don't think that matters.
Well, some brands seem better than others.
I want a car that's made by a cool company, I guess.

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19-Behind The Wheel Do you feel confident when you're behind the wheel?
You bet!
Usually!
It depends on the situation.
Not at all

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20-Drivers Form Practice makes perfect, so how long have you had your driver's license?
Over a year
I just got it.
Still working on it
I don't have one yet.

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21-Car Keys Would you ever let a friend borrow your car?
If they were a good driver
I'd think about it.
I don't think so.
Sure, why not?

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22-Girl Dancing Do you do a lot of extracurricular activities?
Tons!
A couple
Not many
None

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23-DL Once you were old enough to drive, did you jump on getting a license right away or did you wait?
I got it first thing!
I was a little late.
I didn't get mine until my early 20s.
I don't have it yet.

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24-Teen Driver Do you feel like you're a responsible person?
I like to think so.
Usually
I could do better
Not so much

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25-Young People Why do you want a car anyway?
To get to work and school and stuff
Just to get around more easily
Everyone else has one.
Because it'd be awesome

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26-Trunk Space What is the single most important thing to consider about getting a car?
Reliability
Cost
Trunk space
How it looks

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27-Young Man Do you care what other people think of you?
Not really
I try not to.
I care what some people think.
Well, yeah

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28-Finance When it comes to financial responsibilities, are you paying all your bills on time every month?
Always!
Usually
Not always
What bills?

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Tesla Model S
Cadillac Escalade
Porsche 911
Lamborghini Huracan

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30-Parking Lot Let's say you open your door in a parking lot and hit the car next to you, leaving a dent. What do you do?
If no one is there, I leave a note.
If it's really bad, I could leave a note.
If no one saw it, then I'm gone.
Run like the wind

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