Which Wheels Drive Your Heart?

By: Mark Lichtenstein

Which Wheels Drive Your Heart?
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About This Quiz

Everyone likes a supercar, but what about the other, more colorful kinds of cars that speak to us? Are you a fan of muscle cars, or lightweight racers? Vintage or restomod? Let's find out.
How much chrome is enough chrome?
There's never enough
Just so long as none of it reflects light at me while I'm driving
I like things blacked out
I don't care at all

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How much power do you need?
I don't mind
I like as much as possible to control
There is never enough power
Not much at all

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How should an engine sound?
Distinctive
Well taken care of
Loud
High pitched

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How should a horn sound?
Friendly
Loud enough
Like an air raid siren
Like a screaming child

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How high should an engine rev?
Not too high!
7,000 RPMs
I don't mind so long as I get lots of torque
Really, really high

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What kind of radio do you prefer?
Whatever was original
AM/FM/Bluetooth
Android Auto/Apple Car Play
None

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What kind of tires do you prefer?
White walls
Performance tires
Track slicks
Narrow slicks

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What do you look for in a set of brakes?
Drums
The latest tech
Brembo FTW
Carbon Ceramic

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Steering racks: hydraulic or electric?
No power steering please!
Hydraulic
Who cares?
Electric

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Do you need a backup camera?
No
It would be nice
Yeah
Only if it's super light

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What crash test safety rating do you require?
1
4
5
2

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What dash material do you prefer?
Wood
Leather
Cheap plastic and fake leather
Lightweight plastic

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Do you prefer a metallic-colored car or a candy-colored car?
Candy!
Metallic
Color shift!
No paint please

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Stitching: by hand, by machine, or fake?
Whatever was original please
By hand
Fake
By machine

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What makes a badge cool?
History
Innovation
Power
Reputation

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How wide do you like your tires?
Whatever was original
Medium sized
Huge
Narrow

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To turbo or not to turbo?
No turbo!
Gimme twin turbos, baby!
Turbo and superchargers please!
Turbo is good so long as there is no lag

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How should an engine look?
Old fashioned
Clean and pretty
Huge and filthy
Compact

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Would you require a manufacturer warranty?
No
I want an aftermarket warranty
Yes
I don't think they'll have warranties for what I want

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Do you admire cars as an investment?
Yes
Yes, but they should be used!
No, a car is an extension of my virility
If it's an investment, that's fine, but I don't need that

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Do you look for future classics?
No
I would love to design my own
I don't look for them, I own them
Yes

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What kind of transmission do you prefer?
Manual, and terrible
As modern a manual as possible
Paddle shifters or an automatic
Paddle shifters only

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How do you feel about styling?
Older is better
They had it mostly right in the old days
Retro is good, but modern is best
Aero is best

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How do you feel about "cool" factor?
It's the only thing
It's nice, but only to myself
Everyone must think I'm cool
No one has to think I'm cool

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What constitutes good looks?
Something old that looks like it was made yesterday
Something that blends the old with the new
Something imposing
Something sleek

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What comes to mind when you hear the word "hybrid"?
Just... no
If it gives you more power, it's fine
Puke!
Slow!

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Which Ferrari do you like best?
Dino
GTO
FXX
F430

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Which Ford is the best Ford?
Mach 1
1969 Thunderbird Convertible
F-150
Ford Fiesta ST

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Which classic is the best classic?
Corvette Stingray (the old one)
E-Type Jag
Dodge Charger
Morgan Plus Four

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Which supercar is the best?
Porsche 911 Turbo
Eagle Speedster
Bugatti Chiron
Caterham Seven

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