Can We Guess What You’ll Drive in 2020?

By: Nikki Weed

Can We Guess What You’ll Drive in 2020?
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About This Quiz

The automotive industry has a pretty good track record of dishing out surprises every year at auto shows around the world. Sometimes, these unusual introductions never make it further than the prototype stage. What would the automotive world be without reliable workhorses like the F-150 and the Civic? Think about it this way; the Camry was just a prototype at one time!

Deciding to buy a brand new car is a huge decision and shouldn't be taken lightly. The fast-talking salesperson might attempt to talk you into the most modern convertible on the lot, but does that really match your personality and needs? Are you a truck person at heart but find yourself gravitating toward hybrids because you have a 100-mile round trip commute? With all of the new advancements in the automotive world, are you going to try to stay as retro as possible, or will you surrender to the technology? The 2020 model year has plenty of both options for you to explore!

Take our quiz to find out what seat you should be settling into! Are you going to let the car do the driving for you, or are you going to take this quiz?

Drive Sunny Beach What is your absolute favorite driving condition?
A muddy section of back road with plenty of puddles and ruts
Driving down the coast on a sunny day with the windows down
Saving lives during the zombie apocalypse
Any time there is light traffic and plenty of green lights

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Ugly Car What do you think is the ugliest car of all time?
The Tesla Cybertruck
The Nissan Juke
The latest Silverado
The Subaru Tribeca

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Driving Mercedes When you get into your new car, what will be playing on the radio?
"Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show
"Glorybox" by Portishead
A "Stuff You Should Know" podcast
"The Planets" by Gustav Holst

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Gas station How important is fuel economy to you and why?
It's very important because I've read up on how limited the supply of fossil fuels really is.
If it's important enough to me on that particular day, I press the "eco" button.
Fuel economy? Laughable. Electric vehicles are the wave of the future.
I hate the fact that fuel is so expensive, but I won't part with my large vehicle.

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New Car What is the very first accessory you're going to purchase for you new vehicle?
Moto X Wheels
Weathertech floor mats
A clear bra for the nose
A brand-specific first aid kit

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Subaru Brat If you could revive any discontinued car of all time, what would it be?
1987 Nissan Stanza Wagon because it was such an underrated car
1980 Chevy Monza because they were so powerful and cute to boot!
Subaru Brat because there are way too many massive trucks on the road
AMC Gremlin because the world really needs more awkward looking cars

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Car GPS What is the most important feature to be included in your new car purchase?
All-terrain capabilities to take me wherever my adventures want to go
The ability to transition from track to street with minimal effort
A user-friendly infotainment system that links flawlessly with my iPhone every time
Hybrid technology coupled with a comfortable yet stylish ride

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Car towing boat What was the last thing you towed behind your vehicle?
A small, open trailer pulling a riding lawn mower
A small bass boat for a friend
A bumper pull park model across the Rocky Mountains
A U-Haul trailer when I moved out of my mom's basement

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Tools On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being Bob Vila and 1 being Steven Keaton, how handy are you around the house?
10: I craft my own furniture using recycled barn wood.
7: I love Pinterest but never seem to have a result like in their pictures.
1: I can screw in a light bulb, but that's about it.
20: I can build an entire house from sticks and mud.

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1965 Mustang What was the absolute best decade for the automotive industry?
They're all about the same. Who really cares?
The exciting evolution of cars in the 1970s
The fuel-saving introductions of the 1970s
Maybe it hasn't happened yet.

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Driving interior What is the most important safety feature in a new car and why?
A blind-spot detection system because motorcycles always seem to be lurking in blind spots
Armored glass and cold-rolled stainless steel because the world can be a scary place sometimes
Adaptive cruise control because it's nice to be able to relax on long road trips and not worry about running into anything
A car that will practically drive itself and give warning if it's going to go careening off the side of the road

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Alien UFO How do you think the world is going to end?
It's not going to end. We're in an infinite cycle of destruction and creation.
Aliens will wage war against planet earth.
Cyborgs or zombies, maybe both
Asteroid followed by another Ice Age

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Trade in vehicle What are you going to be trading in when you pick up your new 2020 vehicle?
1995 Ford F-150 with 230,000 memory-filled miles on it
2010 Nissan Pathfinder with 83,200 miles of commuting on the odometer
2015 Honda Accord with 74,565 miles on it, and I want to trade it in before it rolls over 75,000
2012 BMW Z4 with 92,800 miles of smiles accumulated

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Gas Station What sort of range are you hoping to get out of your new car on one fill-up or charge?
Nothing less than 500 miles is acceptable. I'm busy and don't have time for refueling or charging.
Around 400 would be nice, but I don't mind stopping more often for fuel if it's a good price.
250 or so, just so I can take a trip to visit my parents and go there and back without having to refuel
350 miles would be great, especially if I don't have to use premium fuel!

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Bowling Alley Everyone gets a catchy name at the bowling alley. What are your friends going to put down as your name for the entire alley to see?
CarNut
DaDude
Slowmo
No Fun

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Keys and items What do you have hanging on your key ring?
A miniature multi-tool complete with corkscrew, seat belt cutter and bottle opener
Just a key fob because nothing else in my life require metal keys anymore
Seventeen keys to various doors and locks, but I have no idea which goes to what
A lucky rabbit's foot, mace and a repair tag that I never bothered to remove

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Summer Olympics Swimming What's your favorite Summer Olympics sport and why?
Olympic dressage because it reminds me of my awkward teenage years spent at an equestrian summer camp in Vermont
Bicycle road racing because there's nothing like combining speed, sun on my face and wind at my back
Wrestling because I've always wanted to wrestle, but my mom wouldn't let me because she was afraid I'd get hurt
Skeet shooting because to me it's the only sport in the entire Olympic program that has any practical everyday usage

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Sports car Automobiles have turned from practical forms of transportation to intricate works of art. To you, what is the most beautiful part of a car?
The placement of perfectly round headlights on either side of a grill
Body lines that resemble the contours of a bodybuilder's back
The way the trunk lid slides between two perfectly symmetrical taillights
A raking greenhouse with an A-pillar that plunges into a perfectly flat hood

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Couple car Where are you most likely to take a first date in your new car?
To my favorite scenic overlook for a pleasant conversation
A buffet restaurant and then a delightful game of mini-golf
To a big bonfire way out in the country with my friends
A quaint Italian restaurant for a light lunch and then skydiving

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Cart sticker Your new car will be a big part of your life. How are you going to develop a bond with it and make it a part of the family?
Place a stick figure family on the back window, including my pets
Give it a pet name, like Spunky or Chuck
Get personalized plates stating my love for my car
Take a nice picture of it and place it on my desk at work

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Boombox What does the term "old school" mean to you?
Good music and even better automotive designs
Rotary engines and lap belts
The primitive age of technology
Manners, cordiality and grace

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Gossip Pretend you're from a small town in Kansas where nothing much happens and everybody gossips at the local feed store. What are they most likely saying about you?
"I've heard that they like to go out to the reservoir after dark and go fishing with dynamite."
"I'm pretty sure I've seen their YouTube channel about dry boondocking and survivalism. They have over 10,000 followers!"
"They are always so darn polite! I cut them off in front of the post office, and they just smiled and waved me on."
"I heard from a guy who knows a reputable source that they have a dungeon in their basement and order lots of stuff from Amazon."

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Fishing Once you've gotten your new car, the world turns into one big adventure. What nature-related activity are you mostly likely to be found doing?
Backpacking a section of the Pacific Coast Trail over a weekend with my college buddies
Getting my hook wet while fishing alone at my super-secret fishing hole down by the river
Overlanding somewhere in the Mohave Desert outside of Joshua Tree, California, with my dog
Helping out at the community garden, pulling weeds and fertilizing the upcoming fall crops

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Fall Road Trip What is your favorite season of the year to take a nice road trip?
Winter because I can drive as far South as I can to escape the crummy winter weather
The glorious first break of spring, so I can see nature begin its eruption from dormancy to full foliage
Autumn creates the most vivid and scenic panoramic backdrop for cruising the country roads of the Northeast and taking photos.
Summer is the best because I can wear short shorts and tanks tops comfortably with the windows down and the radio up.

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Birkenstocks What footwear are you most likely to be sporting on the weekends?
Double strap Birkenstock sandals
New Balance walking shoes
A pair of embroidered Justin cowboy boots
One of the several pairs of Crocs I own

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High school band What sort of club or extracurricular activities did you participate in while in school?
Scouting, but I hated it
Debate club! I still practice daily!
Model United Nations, but haven't thought about it since
Swimming and band, and I still toot my flute once in a while

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Ice Cream shop You decide to take your new ride to the local ice cream parlor. What are you ordering?
Vanilla ice cream in a cup, no sauce
A banana split big enough for four people
I'll try samples of everything and then leave.
PIstachio ice cream with chocolate sprinkles

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The Beatles Help Who's your favorite band member from the Beatles?
Paul McCartney because of his work with Wings
It's impossible to choose just one.
Anyone but that hippie, John Lennon
Ringo Starr, just because he did the movie, "Cave Man"

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Woman fashion If you were to describe your fashion style in one word, what would it be?
Retro
Unique
Trendy
Practical

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Eggs on toast How do you order your eggs for breakfast?
Poached on dry toast
Benedict style on an English muffin
Scrambled with ketchup
Sunny side up with lots of pepper

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