What Does Your Taste in Trucks Say About You?

By: Mark Lichtenstein

What Does Your Taste in Trucks Say About You?
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About This Quiz

As Tim McGraw put it, "Truck, yeah!" Trucks are one of the quintessential American possessions. They were created to be practical, and as such, they provide a comfort and a flexibility that even someone outside the blue collar trades that made them popular can appreciate.

There are trucks for all sorts of lifestyles now: trucks for cowboys out on the range; trucks for soccer moms battling it out on the mean streets of the 'burbs; trucks for tradesmen who need to keep their stuff with them; trucks for outdoorsy people who lug around a whole bunch of athletic equipment and possibly a tent; and trucks for people who just have a lot of stuff and nowhere to put it.

What does your truck tell us about you? Perhaps you have a large interior to house your family out of the elements. Perhaps you're a total motorhead who needs their vehicle to give maximum performance. Perhaps you're an environmentally minded soul whose electric truck is on the cutting edge of modern technology, and as a result costs you nothing to run and is virtually silent. Perhaps you just love animals and your truck is set up to make them at home with you at all times. Let's find out!

What brand of truck do you own?
Chevy
Ram
Nissan
Ford

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What do you usually load up with?
Construction rubble
Drywall
Tools
Machine parts

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What window decals do you have in your truck?
"Will brake for puppies"
The logo of my local football team
Hello Kitty
A Linux penguin

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What hangs from your rear view mirror?
A picture of my kids
A little baseball
An air freshener that looks like a cat
A compass

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What bobblehead adorns your dash?
Mr. Rogers
Derek Jeter
A Siamese cat
Bill Gates

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What's in your truck's music stash?
Barbara Streisand
Queen
"Cool For Cats" by Squeeze
"Video Killed The Radio Star" by The Buggles

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What's printed on your truck's mud flaps?
An image of a sun
The Stanley Cup
Cats' paws
Caffeine molecules

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What's on your bumper sticker?
A peace sign
"FTW"
A cat stretching out
The IBM logo

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What covers your seats?
Nothing
Sports themed covers
Clear plastic covers
I've sprayed them with plasti dip.

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What kind of engine oil do you use?
Mobil 1
SuperTech 10W30
Pennzoil
Castrol GTX

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What treatment do you have for your loading bay?
A "sound blanket"
A cork trunk liner
A dusting of cat litter from the bags I keep on hand in case of snow
A laser measured trunk liner

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What configuration is your truck?
Single cab
Crew cab
Luxury single cab
Luxury crew cab

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Do you have anything hanging from your trailer hitch when it isn't in use?
A smiley face medallion
Two steel baseballs
A bronze cat's paw
A Cat-6 cable

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How do you care for your car's outer cleanliness?
I lovingly buff it with wax applied to a fresh diaper.
I use a high power waxing machine.
Don't clean it.
I use a high pressure water hose.

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Where is your tool kit?
I keep it in the passenger footwell.
I keep it on the back seat.
I keep it in a purpose built cubby in the loading bay.
I keep it organized into categories, each with its own case, strategically placed throughout the car.

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What person rides with you?
My kids
My teammates
Nobody
My colleagues

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What animal rides with you?
My dogs
My bird
My cats
No animal rides with me.

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How are you prepared for snow?
I keep some road salt in the back.
I have a power scraper and folding shovel.
I have loads of cat litter.
I have a modified hair dryer and some cardboard.

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How's your truck's paint job?
It's faded.
It's gleaming.
It's rusting off.
I had my truck Plasti-Dipped.

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Did you buy your truck new or used?
Used, off of a family member
Secondhand, with low mileage
I won it at a seized by the state auto auction.
I got mine new.

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How many miles do you have on your truck?
Less than 50K
More than 200K
The odometer is broken.
Around 100K

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What sort of tires are on your truck?
Comfortable tires with road treads
Fat off-road tires with knobby bits
Worn out tires I should probably replace
Fat slicks in the back, narrower treads in the front

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What special equipment do you keep in your truck's cab?
Back supports and a steering wheel cover
A bat for thumping the tires
A stress toy
A laptop

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Do you keep anything in your truck's bed's inner trunk?
A first aid kit
Some powdered Gatorade and canned tuna
That's where I keep the kitty litter in case I get stuck in the snow.
Cabling

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Does your truck bed have a cover?
A full cover with windows, like an old fashioned SUV.
Just a low, folding cover
It has a closed section, so I can keep a few things dry if I need to.
Nope. I'm old school.

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What kind of tailgate does your truck have?
It's 100% motorized.
It has cables to keep it from opening too far, but that's it.
It's really crude. In fact, it's amazing it hasn't fallen off.
It's mechanical, but soft-opening.

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Does your truck have running boards?
It has some simple ones.
It has wooden ones.
Nope, jump in, jump out..
It has ones that emerge from under the truck when you open the doors.

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What drivetrain does your truck have?
Front wheel drive
Rear wheel drive
Sometimes I think it only has one wheel drive
4-wheel drive

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How often do you wrench on your truck?
Every weekend, with love
Once a month or so
Almost never
I give it a once over every day.

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Do you ever pick up hitch-hikers with your truck?
Yeah, all the time
Only if they look like they're going to a local game.
Only if they're stray cats.
No way!

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You Got:

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