Stock Your Dream Garage and We'll Guess the Color of Your Current Car

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Stock Your Dream Garage and We'll Guess the Color of Your Current Car
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About This Quiz

There are dreams, and then there is reality. When General Motors put out the Chevrolet Bolt, they didn't expect it to sell. It was supposed to sit on a plinth in front of the Chevy dealers, mesmerizing buyers who would come in, balk at the price, and buy a Chevy Volt instead. Lots of car makers do this. Even Mercedes-Benz has their Maybach line, which the ultra-rich can look at, and then think "Wait, an extra hundred grand for curtains and marginally fancier leather? What are you smoking?"

You probably don't daily drive a BMW M3. This is just a fact. Your car is, in some way, a compromise. Perhaps you were excited to get a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, but realized they can't go off road, and thought how silly you'd feel in winter, when it couldn't climb a pile of snow. So you got the diesel, with its piddling 200 or so horses, and that's just fine because really, you are an adult. This is likely borne out in other areas of your life. Your clothes aren't the most expensive of their available type. Your watch is a device that tells time, but selling it wouldn't pay for your kids' college tuition.

Today, you get to focus on your garage. How would you set it up? Obviously, there are tools you'd want, but what else? Have you ever seen the garages of the super-wealthy? It's like looking at one of those evolution posters, except instead of apes and a human, you have generations of Porsche 911s. So what'll it be? Live out your decorating fantasy and we'll guess what color car you drive!

How would you paint your walls?
In a neutral tone. I'd want paint with copper in it.
White
Dark purple
Camo

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What sort of hand protection would you insist on?
Driving gloves, naturally
Heavy work gloves
Mechanix Wear work gloves
I don't need any.

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What sort of covering would you have for the floors of your garage?
I'd want a rubberized coating everywhere but under the cars.
Polyurethane
Paint, like a pit
None

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How would the "finished" section of your garage look?
Dark wood paneling. Recessed lighting.
Poured concrete furniture. Low maintenance.
Mid-century modern design
Bauhaus

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What sort of lighting setup would you have?
Spots
Large, neutral white lights
Tungsten lights
A skylight

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How would you set things up so you can get under your car?
I'd get a car lift.
I'd get a really nice, padded creeper.
Hard plastic creeper
Skateboard

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How much room would you set aside for cars in your garage?
I'd need about two thirds for that.
All of it
Half of it
Only a quarter of it

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What impact wrench would you buy?
A DeWalt 20 Volt
Makita 18 Volt
Makita 12 Volt
Great Neck 14.4 Volt

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How much room would you set aside for tools in your garage?
About ten square meters
A space about the size of my bathroom
All the walls
I'd want a modular setup, so I never have to decide.

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Other than the main floor, what other spaces exist in your garage?
My man cave
A washroom
A toilet
A shower

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What flashlight would you buy?
SureBilt 1000 lumen 9 AA flashlight
Maratac CS123A copper flashlight, rev 2
A big Maglite
AutoZone 35 Lumen LED tactical flashlight

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What kind of cabinets would you get for your garage?
Wooden ones. Beautifully turned.
Clean lines. Steel. Hidden handles.
All electronic, with interior lighting
Something tough, and fairly inoffensive to the eye

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What electric saw would you buy?
Makita band saw
DeWalt Reciprocating Saw
Great Neck High Speed circular saw
OEM 20 Volt circular saw

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What brand of machinist toolbox would you get?
Waterloo Shop Series
Fortress
Kennedy
Craftsman

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How would you store boots?
I'd have a shelf next to my boot jack.
I'd just have a little spot next to the umbrella stand.
I'd leave them on in the garage.
I'd just kick them off near the bench.

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What would you keep on hand to get ice off of your windshield?
I'll buy the Subzero 2610XM Super Extender Snow Broom and Ice Scraper.
I'd have the Mallory 532 Snow Brush and Ice Scraper.
I'd get an Eddie Bauer Heated Ice Scraper.
I'd find the Hopkins Subzero 16621 Windshield Ice Crusher Ice Scraper, since I can take it in the car!

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What emergency lighting solution will you keep on hand?
A big generator and some floodlights
A solar panel, battery, and lamps
A bunch of battery powered floodlights
Candles

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What electric grinder would you buy?
DeWalt Oscillating multi-tool
DeWalt Li-ion grinder tool kit
DeWalt small angle grinder
OEM 2.3 Amp oscillating tool

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What emergency heating solution would you keep on hand?
Oh, I'm having a fireplace put in.
A space heater
Space blankets
Sweaters. Duh.

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What blizzard supplies would you keep on hand?
Heaps of salt, and a flamethrower
A couple good snow shovels
A snow blower
Winter tires

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What kind of lubricant would you definitely keep on hand?
Machine oil
Castrol GTX
WD-40. Yes, I know it's not actually a lubricant.
Weapon Shield pens

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What brand of powered drill would you buy?
Makita
DeWalt
Milwaukee
Bosch

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What yard tools would you keep in your garage?
My John Deere rider
An electric lawn mower
One of those yard-Roombas
A gas-powered lawn mower, obviously

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What tool would you have for keeping your garage clean?
A Dyson Stick Vac
A Dust Buster
A Roomba
A broom

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What security would you install for your garage?
I'd get a full system for my house and garage.
SimpliSafe
Nest
Abode

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What kind of entertainment system would you definitely need for your garage?
A 75 inch 6K 3D TV with super surround sound
Alexa
A smart TV that works with Siri
A radio

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Which of the following would you put in your garage?
A large wet bar
A cot
A heavy bag
A poster of the Jaguar E-Type

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What brand of wrench set would you buy?
GearWrench 9416 16 Piece Metric Master Ratcheting Wrench Set
Stanley 94-543W 7-Piece Ratcheting Wrench Set, Metric
Performance Tool W1069 22-Piece
Husky Combination

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What kind of chairs would you keep in your garage?
Red, leather, high backed wing chairs
Durable rolling stools
Fancy, modern stools
Folding chairs

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Which high-tech equipment would you want in your garage?
A flexible fiber optic light
Amazon's cloud camera
High-speed WiFi
An iPad Pro, mounted on a rolling stand

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