Can We Guess the Car You'd Get Yourself for Christmas If You Were Rich AF?

By: Elisabeth Henderson
Estimated Completion Time
7 min
Q1-Lights and trails of vehicles If you’re taking your car out in the evening, which is a likely destination?
A drive along winding, scenic roads
Picking up a date for dinner before we hit the club
A fine-dining restaurant
Off-road to a favorite spot to watch the sunset

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Q2-Santa Claus What evidence do you have for Santa that you’ve been good this year?
I did all my car maintenance myself.
I only got two speeding tickets.
I only bought three new pairs of shoes.
I haven’t rolled a car on a dune.

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Q3-Women laughing together in taxi What concerns do have for your car passengers?
I hope they don’t mind the loud noise and the smell of gas.
I hope they look hot enough to match the car.
I want them to feel comfortable and classy when they slide in the seat.
I hope they brought something to put in the cooler, and I hope they can help push.

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Q4-Classic Cars If you were to go to a car-related event, what would you choose?
Goodwood Festival of Speed
One mile top speed race
Formula One
Baja 1000

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Q5-Paper house With whatever money is left over after you buy your car, what would you pick for your partner?
A trip to Europe
A weekend in Vegas
A piece of fine art
I’ll carve something out of wood.

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Q6-Santa Car When you are in a hurry to get to work, what is your driving strategy?
Breathe slowly and enjoy the drive regardless of being late
Weave in and out of traffic and go as fast as possible
Stay in the fast lane and drive close behind cars until they move over to let me through
Take an off-road short cut

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Q7-Family car with presents What is a holiday tradition that you’d like to keep going in your family?
Watching “It’s a Wonderful Life”
Tearing open all the presents and leaving the wrapping all over the floor till the next day
Driving through beautiful neighborhoods to see the lights while sipping hot chocolate
Driving way out in the woods to cut down a tree

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Q8-Christmas tree on top of car on beach If it’s extremely hot weather, how does that affect your drive?
The car may run hot, and I’ll be sweating with the windows down.
It doesn’t affect me at all with the A/C cranked up.
I sometimes don’t leave the house if it’s that hot.
It could make it dangerous to be out, with possibilities of dehydration and heat exhaustion.

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Q9-playing with toys on Christmas When you were playing with cars as a kid, what kind of games did you play?
I’d line them all up for a Lemans-style standing start.
I’d race my cars off ledges till they broke.
I had a track and would send them all around one after another.
I would take my cars outside and make them go over obstacles.

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Q10-Christmas Sweater Nerd What kind of Christmas sweater are you most likely to wear to a party?
A red wool cardigan
One of Matt Farah’s mock ugly sweaters with a car on it
A classy burgundy Polo sweater
A Patagonia sweater in forest green

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Q11-Girl is drinking hot tea If you are driving on an icy, wintry, Christmas Day, how do you warm up?
Put on my driving gloves and wrap my scarf a little tighter
Tear a little faster around the corners so the adrenaline warms me up
Turn up the heater
Get stuck in a snowbank and dig my way out

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Q12-Car driving a country road What is the feeling that you’re seeking when you go for a drive?
The sublime
The thrill of a near-death experience
Power and comfort
The call of adventure challenging me

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Q13-Pink car transporting Christmas tree What transmission do you prefer?
Manual
Paddle-shifters
Automatic
Automatic with lockout and transfer cases

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Q14-Tire Tracks What’s you opinion about burn-outs?
That’s looked down upon in the exclusive circles I frequent.
Let’s go right now.
That doesn’t go with my outfit and I wouldn’t want to hurt the value of my car.
Why would you do that to your tires?

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Q15-Driving in winter Who is a spokesperson for the kind of driving you’re into?
Stirling Moss
Mad Mike Whiddett
Mark Webber
Travis Pastrana

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Q16-Santas Can you name one thing you wouldn’t be caught dead doing with your car?
Repainting the body or swapping the engine
Driving below the speed limit
Driving off road
Installing a lowering kit

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Q17-Santa List What is one thing that Santa may have caught you doing that risks putting you on the naughty list?
I’ve been using the gear lever as a hand rest.
I almost traded it for a house.
I tried to do an off-road rally.
I forgot the charcoal on our last camping expedition.

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Q18-snowy drive How do you want your tires to behave when you steer around a tight turn?
Screeching rubber
Hold tightly to the road
Corners on rails
No pop off the rim due to low air pressures

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Q19-Chasing a wintery adventure How do you prefer to experience the wind as you careen down the road?
I like the windows down and the wind in my hair.
I want the wind to glide over me with the least resistance possible.
I crack the windows just a bit on a cool day.
If I’m in the right car, I’ll take the top down and the doors off so the wind can be part of the experience.

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Q20-Christmas Road In your dreams, you take a second look when you pass by ... ?
Jackie Stewart
Kanye West
Jeremy Clarkson
Ken Block

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Q21-Stop Sign How would define the meaning of a stop sign?
Stop, take a breath, take a moment to realize what a great day it is for a drive.
Pause, look both ways, and try to race the car next to you.
Slow down enough that it seems like a stop.
High ending on a boulder

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Q22-Country Road What are you on the lookout for when you’re driving on a country road?
The next set of curves
Police
Another German car to race
A gravel fire road to turn onto

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Q23-Car in winter Would you ever consider wearing driving gloves?
I don’t consider something I do every day.
I wouldn’t be caught dead in that bougie joke.
Hmmm, not unless they came back in style
If by driving gloves you mean work gloves

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Q24-Aerial view of road in winter What are the smells that you associate with a lit drive?
Leather, tweed, high octane fuel
Burning rubber
New car smell and a latte
Sweat and dirt

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Q25-Reindeer What would happen to your car if you collided with a deer while careening around a corner in the country?
It would be sent to the panel beating shop for new aluminum panels to be hammered out.
Carbon would fly everywhere.
It would be totaled.
We would have dinner.

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Q26-Car in Snow Where does superior car design originate from?
Enzo Ferrari’s scuderia in Maranello, Italy
The mind of a young, hip designer in Europe
The Black Forest in Germany
The military

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Q27-Corporate Santa What kind of clothing matches the driving experience you crave?
Tweed suit
Clubbin’ threads and cocktail dresses
Business casual
Whatever you don’t mind getting dirty

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Q28-Christmas Dog If your partner wanted to bring the pet along for a ride, what kind of pet would you allow in the car?
Perhaps a well-behaved poodle
I may let in a dog if I were really attached to it ... or to the partner.
Nope
I’m OK bringing most animals smaller than a horse.

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Q29-Snow covered tire What does a test drive entail?
Taking it for some hot laps around the track
Seeing how fast it can pass 100
Taking it on the highway to see how well it can maintain speed in traffic
Hitting some challenging trials to see if it can hold up

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Q30-Santa Claus holding a BIG gift bag When you unwrap your gift to yourself, how will you celebrate your new acquisition?
Take a long scenic drive with a thermos of hot cider
Do burnouts in the parking lot
Take my partner for a romantic drive with classic Christmas songs
Fill up the back with a thermos and some firewood and take my friends out in the backcountry

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