What Engine Matches Your Personality?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
What Engine Matches Your Personality?
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About This Quiz

The engine is one of the most important inventions in the history of humanity. Engines made the industrial revolution possible, advancing science by reducing the need for manual labor through engine-driven labor-saving technology. They freed millions from slavery because keeping engines working was simply cheaper than slavery. Engines propelled humankind to the moon, transport goods from one corner of the globe to another, and entertain millions who adore motorsports from Formula 1 to NASCAR and everywhere in between.

Engines are as diverse as the people who made and used them. Some engines were designed for efficiency, but can be tuned for performance. Others were designed to save space, to save weight, or to have a specific torque curve, or sound, or horsepower figure. There are old engine designs still in use today and new engine designs that draw their inspiration from long abandoned engines from more than a century ago. 

Some engines work in construction, others in logging, others in transportation. Some of them run on diesel, some on gas, some even run on what is called "mix," which is the grog found in pipelines where a batch of gasoline mixes with a bit of diesel and bit of lubricant. Either way, each engine has a personality. Which one is a match for you?

Would you ever let anyone drive your dream car?
When there's no other way
Totally. How else am I going to show off?
Maybe, if their name is Jimmie Johnson and they let me drive their car.
Only if I knew they could handle that kind of power.

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What race track do you dream of driving?
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Monaco Grand Prix Circuit
Mount Panorama Circuit
Daytona International Speedway

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How clean do you keep your car?
Pristine condition
I mean, I don't have trash piles in the back.
I DO have trash piles in the back, but I pick it up every once in a while.
I clean the passenger seat out when someone gets in my car.

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Do you wish you still had your first car?
A little. I could have fixed it up and sold it for more money.
I wish I could pass it onto my kids, but they are probably better off without it.
Good riddance to that problematic mess.
I do still have my first car. Thanks for asking.

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How many times have you hit 100?
Never
Once
A few times, all memorable
A few times a year since I started driving ...

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Do you have a heavy foot?
No, I'm an exactly-at-the-speed-limit kind of driver.
It's made of lead.
Only on an open road.
No officer, I never break the speed limit.

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How do you respond when a stranger picks an argument with you for no good reason?
I get right back up in their ugly faces.
I lie my way out of it, even if unnecessary.
I just explain that there's no need for the argument.
I just agree with them.

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Which of these songs is most likely to play in your car?
Life Is a Highway by Tom Cochrane
Drive My Car by The Beatles
Chevy Ridin' High by Dre
Little Red Corvette by Prince

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What's your favorite road trip snack?
Sunflower seeds
Gardettos
Beef jerky
M&Ms

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This will sound a bit mundane. How do you get to work?
I drive and then park in the nicest space in the lot.
I hitch a ride with someone else. Why pay for gas?
I ride public transport, so I can bone up on the way.
I ride a bike.

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What's most important to you when deciding on an engine?
The cooling system
The fuel system
Performance, above all else
The drive shaft

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If you played football, what would your role be on the team?
The quarterback, of course!
Head coach
Tight end
Waterboy

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How long have you known your closest current friend?
One year
Five years
Two years
Since childhood

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What is your favorite way to off-road?
ATVs all the way
Dirtbikes
Jeep Wranglers
Dune buggies

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If you had to have a high profile job, what would it be?
Movie star
Politician
Outspoken scientist
Billionaire app inventor

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Which muscle car is the sexiest?
Dodge Challenger
Chevy Camaro
Ford Mustang Shelby
Dodge Charger

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Who do you think is the greatest baseball player of all time?
Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer of all time
Barry Bonds, the greatest slugger and outfielder of all time
Mike Mussina, the Hall of Fame pitcher who survived in the majors during the peak of the steroid era
Miller Huggins, a great player and one of the greatest managers, ever

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This might be a silly question, but are you automatic or manual?
Automatic
Manual
Both, depending on the occasion.
I'm not answering this.

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Would you rather be lucky or clever?
Probably clever
Definitely clever
I think perhaps lucky, but why not both?
I'm going with luck, for sure.

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How do you feel about challenges others deem impossible?
I can do anything! Just watch me! And I'll do it better!
"Doing" things is a matter of perspective.
Impossible is a misnomer.
If we work together, we can do the impossible.

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What is your priority when it comes to your spare time?
Relaxing with a hobby
Working a side gig
Doing as little as possible
Spending time with friends and family

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What do you actually drive?
A Chevy
A BMW
A Toyota
A Datsun

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Are you a domestic or imported kind of driver?
Domestic, 100% of the time.
I prefer domestic, but I like to be open minded.
I am more excited by imported right now.
Imported. Americans can't make crap anymore.

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What United States region would you rather take a road trip in?
New England
Mid-west
West coast
The South

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Who here is closest to your personal hero from the past?
The Duke
Ronald Reagan
Babe Ruth
King Arthur

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Are you into drag racing?
No way.
Once in a while, it's a good time.
Every weekend
In theory, yes.

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How many traffic tickets have you gotten?
More speeding tickets than I can count.
A lot of parking tickets, but only one speeding ticket.
I got one speeding ticket when I was 18. Since then, I just don't get caught.
I have gotten a lot of tickets, just not for speeding.

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What kind of role do you have on your team?
The leader, definitely
Strategist
Drone
Coordinator

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What's your go-to drink for late nights on the road?
Monster energy drinks
Black coffee
Iced coffee with lots of flavorings
Gatorade

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Where do you fall on supercar brands?
McLaren all the way
I'm a Lambo guy.
There are other cars than Ferrari?
I like a Bugatti.

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