Respond to These Prompts and We’ll Guess Your Favorite Car

By: Zoe Samuel

Respond to These Prompts and We’ll Guess Your Favorite Car
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About This Quiz

The human mind seems random, but it is highly structured. Over the centuries, people have tried to come up with a workable model for the mind. People have imagined everything from souls made up of animal parts and divine parts, to the Jungian archetypes, to more obscure component pieces, but nearly all of those paradigms have been discounted as flawed. What we can say for sure is that your conscious mind and your unconscious mind work together every day to call up pieces of information when there are enough connections to deem them useful. 

This could mean a piece of pub trivia, or what your preferences happen to be on any given subject. If it were somehow possible to know how the parts of the mind connect, perhaps through some understanding of the physical workings of the brain that we do not yet have, it would be theoretically possible to effectively read someone's mind by observing their outward behavior.

Thanks to our research, we can determine at least one thing from this connection: if you answer a series of specific prompts intended to call upon different parts of the brain and thus different aspects of the mind, we can use those responses to pinpoint exactly which make, model, and trim level of car is your absolute favorite.

How would you handle getting boxed into a parking spot, when you're in a rush?
Honk incessantly
Call the police
Drive onto the sidewalk to get out
Sulk

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What do you do when you're stuck in a totally still traffic jam?
Get on speakerphone
Adjust my seat
Honk, yell, and rage
Turn up the music

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How do you adjust your seating position when you're going to be on a highway for a very long time?
Bolt upright
Laid back
One foot resting way over to the side
One arm thrown over the passenger seat

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What game, if any, do you play when you're on a long drive with friends or family?
Name unpaired words, like "indomitable" or "discombobulate"
None
Improvised sing-a-long
Punch-buggy

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How do you keep clear of speed traps?
I have an app for that
My car tells me
I have an old-school radar detector
Drive slowly

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What kind of road would you drive on for pleasure?
A winding back road
A ring road with a view
A track
A logging trail

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What kind of driving weather do you find relaxing?
Slightly foggy
Rainy
Clear
Snowy

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How often do you change or rotate your tires?
Once per season.
Once every couple of years.
Once a year.
Once every 5-10 years.

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Given the choice of many kinds of rental cars, which style would you pick?
Convertible
Sedan
Hot hatchback
SUV

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What would you do if the person ahead of you at a red light didn't respond to the light turning green?
Flash my brights
Honk
Go around them
Nothing

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How would you react if you were driving in a hurry, and it turned out the street your GPS put you on is blocked by construction and now you have to drive an extra half hour?
Curse
Bash the dash
Drive faster
Cry

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What would you do if you suddenly realized that you were alone on the road on a major interstate?
Drive a little faster
Hit cruise control
Drive very fast
Feel safer

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If you were changing a tire on the side of the road and lost all the lugs to put the wheel on, what would you do?
Remove one from all the other wheels to attach the other one
Call AAA
Get out the space saver
Cry for help

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Imagine you're buying a new car. You're offered two trim levels: high performance or economical. Which would you go for?
Probably high performance
Definitely the economical one
Definitely high performance
I'm leaning toward fuel economy

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How long can you drive before you need to take a break somewhere?
2 hours
1 hour
4 hours
3 hours

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Which of these motor sports would you be interested in trying out on an amateur level?
Formula One
Endurance racing
Stock car racing
Off-road racing

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Would you rather drive a brand new car with a poor safety rating for today, or a 20 year old car with a great safety rating for back then?
Probably the old one, if it still works
Probably the new one since times have changed
Definitely the new one, all things being equal
Definitely the old one, since it had a better rating

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What's your favorite road snack?
Caviar
Honey mustard pretzels
Avocado slices
Combos

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How would you cope if you discovered someone had dented your parked car and driven away?
I'd demand to see any CCTV footage in the area.
I'd call my insurance have have them investigate.
I'd ask if anyone had seen what happened.
I'd shrug and get on with things.

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What would you do if you heard a strange sound coming from your GTI's engine, but the check engine light said nothing?
I'd assume it was a problem with the "soundaktor" that makes fake engine noises.
I'd get it looked at by a garage.
I'd wrench on it for a weekend to fix it myself.
Nothing.

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Which excites you more, the thought of lightweight, minimalist car seats, or heavy, plush ones?
I might lean a little bit in the direction of the light seats.
I'd really prefer some heavy, plush seats.
Light weight is the way forward.
I think I might get the plush ones.

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What would you want an SUV to have if you were driving to a house in the country, during a blizzard?
Winter tires
All wheel drive
Light weight
A snow plough

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If you had to do some serious off-roading, would you rather a truck or an SUV?
Almost certainly a truck
Probably an SUV
Definitely a truck, a thousand times
Definitely an SUV

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If you were really hankering for a specific brand, and they had an SUV and a station wagon on the same platform with the same space and engines, which would you buy?
The wagon is the winner.
I'd go for the SUV if I needed the space.
I'd probably invest in the wagon, since they get better fuel economy and handle better.
I would definitely have the SUV, since they retain their value better.

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Which of these driving vacations sounds like the most fun to you?
Drive the length of Scotland
Drive across Germany via the autobahn
Drive up the Pacific Coast Highway
Drive China's new Silk Road

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How would you choose to navigate if you were driving in an unfamiliar mountain range?
By map and compass
By GPS device
By a list of landmarks
By the stars

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What's your go-to driving music?
"The Gladiator Waltz" by Hans Zimmer
"Get the Party Started" by Pink
"Shout" by Tears for Fears
"I Want It That Way" by The Backstreet Boys

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If another car or truck kicked a pebble up, cracking your windshield, what would be your first reaction?
Worry about the price of repair
Worry it will get worse
Worry I'll need to replace the whole windshield
Worry that between it and the others, I'll need to replace the windshield

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You've gotten into a skid! How do you react?
More power
Hit the brakes
Turn into it
Turn away from it

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How many years would you keep a newly purchased car before discarding it?
10
15
5
20+

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