Can We Guess Where Your Car Loyalties Lie?

By: Nikki Weed

Can We Guess Where Your Car Loyalties Lie?
Image: Wikicommons by Sherwin

About This Quiz

How many times have you been engaged in a conversation with someone, and there is only one opinion that matters? Simple things such as winter versus summer or Coca-Cola against Pepsi. With these arguments, the outcomes are quite dichotomous and don't offer much wiggle room for expansion from the original two choices. Cars, however, are the complete opposite and have dozens of options to rival over. Every alternative has unique characteristics that make them just a bit better than the competition, which makes debates all that more interesting!

The beautiful thing about the automotive community is the passion that goes into brand loyalty, and manufacturers are incredibly aware of that. Best selling cars, like the Camry, remain top sellers for years and sometimes decades because Toyota has built its brand as a reliable and affordable car. That cut and dry approach towards transportation does not seem allure to everyone, though. Compounding that expectation of reliability and performance is the sense of pride in ownership. Are you going to be sporting a polo shirt emblazed with the logo of the company that made your car if said car breaks down on you every other month?

This quiz is designed to make you scratch your head and ponder your relationship with your specific brand. Are you as loyal as a Labrador to your Subaru? You might think you are, but this quiz might determine otherwise!

Question 1 - performance What quality of your car do you hold the highest intrinsic value in?
Overall stylishness
Unrivaled performance
Safety in a collision
Huge payload capacity

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Question 2 - car How were you initially introduced to your devoted brand of choice?
I had a poster of one from a book fair.
A rich neighbor had one when I was a kid.
I was conceived in the backseat of one.
My first car was a hand-me-down of this brand.

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Question 3 - club meeting If somebody was new to your favorite car brand and went to a club meeting, what would their first perception be?
"Wow, these are some adventure seeking, fun-loving people!"
"I am completely under-dressed for this car club meeting!"
"I love seeing a group of hard-working individuals relaxing!"
"Was I supposed to read a book before attending this meeting?"

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Question 4 - dealership experience Even though you're loyal to your car brand, there are some things they might improve on. Can you name one?
Commit some time into developing a decent transmission
The plastic parts of the interior that constantly squeak
The dealership experience, especially the waiting room
Make the terms of lease buy-off vehicles more reasonable

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Question 5 - competitor Every great car company has a rival, so who would you say is the closest competitor to your fav?
Any car that has leather and a decent option package
A toss-up between every JDM manufacturer out there
Vehicles made by the same company during the '70s
There can be only one! No rival exists, nor will it!

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Question 6 - Fuel What is the biggest cost of ownership attributed to the automotive brand you love?
High insurance rates
Motorsport apparel
Roadside assistance
Fuel (from road trips)

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Question 7 - ignition A truly great brand can't come without a tiny bit of controversy. What the most notable from your favorite brand?
A constant improper placement of the ignition
Sometimes quality assurance isn't very thorough.
A slight misunderstanding about emissions
A random sports star going on a high-speed chase

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Question 8 -  bumper sticker What sticker are you likely to slap on your bumper?
A sticker from the show "Roadkill"
A sticker from your local NPR station
No bumper stickers, ever, anywhere!
"My dog is smarter than your honor student" sticker

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Question 9 - suspension What could another automotive company introduce that may sway your loyalty?
Control of the car remotely via an app
Independent proactive-suspension control
Cloaking device for bad neighborhoods
Retractable soundproof seat divider

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Question 10 - magazine In which publication do you find the most reputable automotive ratings and reviews?
MotorWeek
Forbes
motorauthority.org
The Weekly World News

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Question 11 - recall What would your initial reaction be should there be a recall from your beloved brand?
Shrug it off and drive one of the other cars in my fleet
Hustle to the dealership and patiently wait for my turn
Ignore it until the failing component actually fails
Request placement on the waiting list for repair and wait

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Question 12 - logo How would you describe your favorite car company's logo?
A stellar logo for an out of this world car!
A propeller representing forward movement
The company is so great, it doesn't need one!
A visual representation of how tough it is!

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Question 13 - millenial What age group do you feel you identify with, but don't actually fit into?
Generation Y, why not?
AARP Card Toting boomer
A carpooling millennial
A xennial in denial

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Question 14 - animal shelter What is the most effective way to target fellow followers of your favorite brand?
Run a full-page ad in Yachting Monthly
Advertising space at the local baseball field
Adopt animals at the local animal shelter
Sponsor a hole at a charity golf tournament

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Question 15 - Diesel-engine tractor What would you say is the most historically significant thing your favorite car company has introduced?
Diesel-engine tractors
The CVT transmission
First all-steel automobile
Four-wheel steering

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Question 16 - Flat-billed Baseball Cap If you were to have an article of clothing with your brand's logo on it, what would it be?
Flat-billed baseball cap
Under Armour polo
Ring-neck t-shirt
Zip-up track jacket

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Question 17 - off road What does your car have that you feel no other car does?
Highest reliability rating
Decades of innovation
Makes onlookers swoon
Agility both on and off-road

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Question 18 - NASCAR fan Who do you think would love the brand you're loyal to, but has never given it a chance?
Jeep-loving off-roaders
Every single NASCAR fan
Those loyal to German cars
Anyone who has never driven one

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Question 19 - driving If you had to describe driving your favorite car in one word, what would it be?
Responsive
Sturdy
Coordinated
Opulent

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Question 20 - odometer If you were talking a friend into buying your favorite brand, how would you persuade them?
A spirited drive around some hairpin and dissolving radius curves
Help pull them out of a ditch when the weather becomes inclement
Show them my odometer and remind them about the overall reliability
Help them move, and show off the payload capacity while doing so

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Question 21 - Carmax If you decided to shop for an example of your favorite brand, where would you look first?
Used Ads on Craigslist
CPO Lot at Dealership
Buy Here, Pay Here lot
Brand New From Carmax

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Question 22 - Winery If you were to organize an adventure club with fellow fans, where would you go on a road trip?
A Winery and an orchestral concert in a park
A karting track and then for brick-fired pizza
To the mountains for hiking, then fair-trade coffee
A charity car show followed by burgers and beer

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Question 23 - photoshoot If you were to suggest a town to do a promotional photoshoot for your favorite brand, where would it be?
In front of a red barn in Anytown, USA
Navigating the streets of New York City
Cruising factory row in Detroit, Michigan
Blasting down the Bonneville Salt Flats

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Question 24 - dream car Can you quickly describe your dream car?
Reliable yet pleasing to the eye
Able to withstand a nuclear blast
Performance-oriented and super fast
Potential to "go further" than others

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Question 25 - driving fast If the brand in which your loyalty lays suddenly announced they were going out of business, what would have caused it?
Nobody wants to drive fast around corners anymore
A poorly thought out ad run during the Super Bowl
That will never, ever, ever, ever happen!
The grille had gotten too big for the die-hard fans.

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Question 26 - posters How many posters of your favorite car do you have, and where do they hang?
Six artistic variations of your car in the den
None, posters are a waste of money!
Four framed, one for each wall of the garage
One very large dealership print in the office

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Question 27 - Matchbox cars Aside from posters, what other brand-specific memorabilia do you collect?
Maintenance receipts (soon to be collectors' items)
Matchbox cars (that I spend hours finding on eBay)
Commemorative plates (that I find at swap meets)
1:28 scale Revel models (that I build myself)

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Question 28 - two kids and a dog How does the size of your family affect your passion about your favorite brand?
I refrain from having kids because I don't want to be a "sedan person."
I orchestrate a plan of having the perfect family of two kids and a dog.
My brand will always have something big enough for me and have eight kids.
Like most things in life, I never gave it much thought and went with the flow.

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Question 29 - truck As a loyal fan, what do you think your brand could introduce to diversify its offerings?
A truly useful and practical pickup truck
A pickup truck that looks like an El Camino
A tiny truck that has a decent fuel mileage
A mix of utilitarian truck and people mover

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Question 30 - sales If you were in charge of developing a slogan to coax others into being as loyal as you are, what would it be called?
"A car that isn't just for boring rich people anymore!"
"Finally buy something that won't make you look fat!"
"You've driven the rest and want more, visit our store!"
"With reliability so great, we don't even need a slogan!"

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