Tell Us About Your First Car and We'll Guess the Decade You Were Born In

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Tell Us About Your First Car and We'll Guess the Decade You Were Born In
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About This Quiz

Do you remember how excited you were when you got your first car? There are few feelings that evoke the sense of freedom as being mobile for the first time. The details you provide us about your very first ride will not only make you feel nostalgic, but will also help us guess the decade you were born in. 

Because we want to have a good time reliving your first chariot with you, we're not going to come out and ask you about the era you were born in. Instead, we think that learning about your first car's features and the memories you have with it will give us all the information we need to make an accurate guess. Sure, you could have driven a '70s car in the '00s, but our questions will steer you past any conflicts that might come up. 

Whether you got your first car right off the lot or it was a hand-me-down from your parents, we know that you loved your first car like it was a family member. Share all the things you remember about it, and we'll do our best to figure out when you were born. We're assuming it wasn't yesterday—but was it more recently than we'll guess? 

How many doors did your first car have?
4
3
2
5

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Did you first car have any automatic features?
It did not.
It had automatic windows.
It had auto locks.
I can't remember.

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Did you learn to drive in your first car?
I learned to drive in my parent's car.
I learned to drive at driving school.
I learned to drive in my first car.
I learned to drive in a friend's car.

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Which body style was your first car?
Coupe
Sports car
Sedan
Compact

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When you got it, was your first car new or used?
It was a hand-me-down.
It was a few years old.
It was brand new.
It was an antique.

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Was it an automatic or a manual shift?
It was an automatic.
I can't recall.
It was a manual shift.
It had both options.

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Did your first car have a cassette player?
It had an 8-track player.
It had a cassette player.
It only had a radio.
It had a CD player.

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Where did you drive your first car the most?
I drove it to work.
It was my transportation for school.
I used it mostly to run errands.
I drove it to a lot of concerts and parties.

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What shape of headlights did it have?
Square
Round
Bubble
Rectangular

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How many people could you fit in your car?
It had room for 6.
It only had two seats.
It would handle up to 5.
Four people could fit comfortably.

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Did you have anything hanging from your rearview mirror?
I had some beads hanging from it.
I had my graduation tassel on it.
I didn't have a rearview mirror.
I always put an air freshener there.

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Where was the emergency brake located?
It was near the clutch.
It was a button on the dash.
It didn't have one.
It was between the seats.

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What happened to your first car?
It went to junkyard heaven.
I sold it.
I handed it down to a family member.
I still have it.

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Did your first car have any problems?
It had a lot of problems.
It was fairly problem free.
It was nothing I couldn't fix.
It was a dumpster fire on wheels.

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What did you nickname your first car?
It was a person's name.
It was an animal's name.
I didn't nickname it.
It had a lot of nicknames.

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Who paid the insurance on your first ride?
I paid the insurance.
My parents paid the insurance.
It wasn't required then.
I split it with someone.

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Did your first car have any rusty spots?
I could see the road below me.
It had a little rust on the body.
It was a rust bucket.
It didn't have any rust.

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Was your car flashy or unassuming?
It was slightly embarrassing.
It was rather unassuming.
It was the flashiest on the block.
I thought it was flashy.

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Did it have a lot of horsepower?
It had more than my current car.
I don't think so.
It had more than it needed.
It could keep up.

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Did you give others a lot of rides in your first car?
I had to drive my siblings around.
I gave my best friend a ride sometimes.
I was the local taxi.
I usually rode alone.

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Do you remember the color of your car's interior?
It was black.
It was light blue.
It was gray.
I really don't know.

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What was your first car's best feature?
Horsepower
Stereo system
Sunroof
Anti-lock brakes

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Was your first car front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive?
It was all-wheel drive.
It was front-wheel drive.
It was rear-wheel drive.
I don't know what that means.

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How aerodynamic was your first car?
It was cutting edge.
Modern cars are more aerodynamic.
It wasn't aerodynamic at all.
It had a few cool aerodynamic features.

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Did it have air conditioning?
If you rolled down the windows, it did.
It did, but it never worked.
It had a great AC system.
I never used it, but it had it.

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How did you feel when you saw your first car?
It was love at first sight.
I was underwhelmed.
I was thrilled.
All I could think about was the payment.

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Which word describes the car you drive now?
Efficient
Big
Sporty
Practical

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Where did you usually park your first car?
I parked it in the garage.
I had on-street parking.
I parked it in the driveway.
I had space in a parking garage.

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How often did you wash your car?
I washed it every weekend.
I washed it when it needed it.
I never washed it.
I washed it when I filled up with glass.

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Did you have a lot of trunk space?
I've had smaller apartments.
It was adequate.
I did have a roomy trunk.
It didn't really have a trunk.

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