Can We Guess Your First Car?

By: Zoe Samuel

Can We Guess Your First Car?
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About This Quiz

You might have many cars in your life, but getting your first car is a milestone like no other! Your first car was your ticket to the world, and you cruised around with pride while knowing you were the coolest person on the road. Whether your first car was a boxy old Beemer, a flashy new Prius, you will never forget the sense of freedom you felt the first time you grabbed hold of the wheel. It didn’t matter if it was fresh off the showroom floor or your dad’s old hand-me-down — you knew that adventure was ahead and you never looked back!

Have you ever noticed how certain personality types drive certain kinds of cars? Vehicles do more for us than simply get us around. They make our jobs easier, they bring our loved ones closer and they get us home from a long semester at school. In fact, we spend so much time in them that they start to rub off on us.

As you shift your way through our quiz, brake on the response that makes the most sense about your first car. We’ll get a good sense of what car you loved first, and we’ll tell you exactly what you used to drive!

How much did your car cost?
More than $50K
$40K
$8K
$2K

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How old was it when you got it?
Two years
Hot off the press, so to speak
Eight years
15 years

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How safe was it?
Not at all
Fairly
Very, for its size
Totally

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What sort of horsepower did it have?
All the horsepower
More than you'd think
Not much
Enough

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Who paid for it?
Mommy and Daddy
I paid some, my parents the rest
Me, mostly
It was a hand-me-down.

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Could you have taken it to the track?
Yes — and I did!
Nope.
LOL! No.
No, but I did race it a little against my friends on country roads.

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Did it have good mileage?
Nope!.
Oh, yes.
Quite good, yes
It was decent.

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Was it American?
No, it was German.
No, but some of it was made in the U.S.
No, it was Japanese.
Of course!

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What did you like most about it?
It was super cool!
It was SUPER eco.
It was modest, like me.
It was practical, like me.

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What did you like least about it?
Everyone hated me and cut me off.
It was so new I was afraid to scratch it.
It was kinda bleh on the performance side.
It was absolutely ancient.

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How were the speakers?
Awesome, you guys!
Pretty decent
Kinda crappy
Broken

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How practical was it?
Not a bit
A lot or a little, depending on where I was
Pretty practical
Super practical

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How old were you when you got it?
I was 17.
I was 21.
I was 19.
I was 16.

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Was it expensive to maintain?
Goodness, yes
No, nearly zero
Quite low
It was low, but it helped that I'm handy.

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What color did it typically come in?
White
Dark green
Silver
Blue or red

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Who would typically drive it?
Men having a midlife crisis
Tech people in San Francisco
Students
Farmers

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Did it fit a lot of luggage?
Not at all
A good amount
Just enough
More than you could take on the plane

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How big was it?
It was long and sleek.
It was compact.
It was tiny.
It was quite big.

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Who envied it?
Bros
Ageing hippies
No one
My little brother and sister

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Would you feel OK taking it to a bad neighborhood?
No way
Yes, but only because no one there would know what it was
I guess, but I'd be careful
Sure, no one would want it

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How flashy was it?
Extremely
Fairly
A tiny bit
Not at all

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How old was it when you gave it up?
Four years old
I still have it
15 years old
25 years old

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Was it a country or a town car?
Neither - it lived for the highways.
Town
A little of both
Country

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Did you sell it, keep it or give it away?
I traded it in.
I kept it.
I sold it.
I gave it away.

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Did it have GPS?
Of course, it did!
Yes, with famous voices as an option.
No, but I had a TomTom.
No, so I used my phone.

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How was the AC?
Perfect
Very good
Creaky
Nonexistent

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Could it make it through a creek?
LOL! No.
Maybe
I wouldn't dare try
Naturally

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What was it worth when you were done with it?
I don't keep track of such things.
I could probably get $15K for it
Like $2K, maybe?
LOL! Nothing.

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Do you still have the same kind of car now?
No, I have a Mercedes now.
I have the same type because it is the same car.
No, I have a Honda now.
Yes, but not the same car.

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Would you get it for your kid?
Yes, but my spouse says "no."
Of course!
Probably
I already have

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Did you let other people drive it?
No way!
My parents drove it sometimes.
I let my sweetheart drive it.
I let a lot of people drive it.

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Was there any rust on it?
It was flawless.
There was a little.
I don't remember.
There was by the time I was done with it.

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Did you drive it to prom?
I took a limo.
You bet!
I didn't go to prom.
I took my parents' car.

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Where did you get it?
It was a gift.
The dealership
It was a hand-me-down.
The classifieds

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How many road trips did it make?
A few
One
Dozens
I can't remember any.

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Was it used to drive to school or work?
Both
Mostly school
Mostly work
I mostly used it for errands.

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Did you learn to drive in it?
I learned in the family car.
I did!
I learned in the instructor's car.
I learned to drive something else.

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Was it ever in an accident?
Don't tell my parents!
Never
I had a fender bender.
Once before I got it

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Is it still manufactured?
I'm not sure.
The new ones are awesome!
It's no longer made.
The new ones are not as cool.

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Why did you get rid of it?
I wanted something newer.
It died.
It got too old for my needs.
A family member needed it.

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