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

Teresa McGlothlin

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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?

Did you first car have any automatic features?

Did you learn to drive in your first car?

Which body style was your first car?

When you got it, was your first car new or used?

Was it an automatic or a manual shift?

Did your first car have a cassette player?

Where did you drive your first car the most?

What shape of headlights did it have?

How many people could you fit in your car?

Did you have anything hanging from your rearview mirror?

Where was the emergency brake located?

What happened to your first car?

Did your first car have any problems?

What did you nickname your first car?

Who paid the insurance on your first ride?

Did your first car have any rusty spots?

Was your car flashy or unassuming?

Did it have a lot of horsepower?

Did you give others a lot of rides in your first car?

Do you remember the color of your car's interior?

What was your first car's best feature?

Was your first car front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive?

How aerodynamic was your first car?

Did it have air conditioning?

How did you feel when you saw your first car?

Which word describes the car you drive now?

Where did you usually park your first car?

How often did you wash your car?

Did you have a lot of trunk space?

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