Can We Truly Guess Your First Car?

Todd Kerkhoff

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About This Quiz

The automobile has long been a symbol of American freedom and expression. It reflects the personal ideals, dreams and financial well-being of the owner. For some, the car is a practical device for getting from point A to point B. For others, it's a moving billboard that shouts out "Look at me — look at who I am."

Cars are also places of refuge and independence. Where else is fast food made to be eaten? What other thing in the world was born with a cupholder?  The auto became a place to go. Something to drive but also something that shields you from the rest of the world.

For most, the first car isn't an exact reflection of personality and dreams, but driving it begins a long journey for chasing visions and discovering one's identity.

It is also a source of frustration and a teacher of self-reliance and the art of overcoming adversity. Realizing your battery is dead on a cold winter morning or having to change a flat tire on the freeway are both physically and mentally challenging rites of passage. From the tip of the burned out turn signal bulb to the hot radiator bubbling over in anger, the car teaches us patience and the ability to solve problems. 

Your first car was just the beginning of finding out who you are and what you might become. 

Were you popular in high school?

If you could drive any road in the world, where would it be?

Who were your parents?

What did your father do for a living?

What did your mother do for a living?

What was your favorite class in high school?

What automobile feature is a MUST HAVE for you?

When I'm driving, I feel like...

How old were you when you started dating?

How would you describe your high school experience?

Where did you go to the movies in high school?

When did you receive your first kiss?

What color was your first car?

How would you describe your first car?

Who taught you how to drive?

How fast do you drive?

Do you ever drive with your knees?

Did you ever drive your friends around?

Can you parallel park?

How many speeding tickets have you had?

Do you adjust your side mirrors?

Do you wear a seatbelt?

What's most important in your driving experience?

How would describe the automobile?

Did you ever take road trips?

Do you know how to change your own oil?

Did you ever go to drive-in movies?

How would you describe the interior of your first car?

What's your favorite thing about driving?

What is your dream car?

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