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Quiz - What's your ideal car?
In 17 simple steps
STEP 01 OUT OF 17 - HOW MUCH DO YOU CARE ABOUT SAFETY?
Vehicle safety consists of pasive and active components and it could mean a difference between life and death should a traffic accident happen. Safety level is best described by the crash test results, but vehicle class, age and mass play important roles as well.
STEP 02 OUT OF 17 - HOW IMPORTANT RELIABILITY IS TO YOU?
Reliability is most easily described as frequency of issues, although it depends on the types of components experiencing those issues. If a car is not reliable enough it could cost its owner a lot of money, but even more nervs if it breaks in a critical situation.
STEP 03 OUT OF 17 - WHAT ROLE DOES PERORMANCE PLAY?
Performance indicates how does a car behave in every-day conditions, but even more so in some of the extreme situations, such as violent acceleration or braking. High performance vehicles have short 0 to 100 km/h times, and high top speed.
STEP 04 OUT OF 17 - DO EXPENSES NEED TO BE KEPT LOW?
Expenses are controlled by multiple parameters, mostly average fuel consumption, registration tax and insurance catgegory, spare parts prices level etc. A car which requires high maintenance expenses might be cheap to buy, but expensive on a long term basis.
Low expenses are:
STEP 05 OUT OF 17 - HOW BIG SHOULD THE CAR BE?
Dimensions are one of the key factors when choosing a vehicle. Small cars are often more practical, especially in the city, being generally more agile and economical, while the big ones provide higher safety and comfort levels, plus a generous luggage space.
STEP 06 OUT OF 17 - HOW MUCH LUGGAGE DO YOU CARRY?
Family men, as well as those using their cars for their business, expect their vehicle to offer a lot off luggage room, while younger drivers don't care much about that. In any case, the boot size is often tightly related to vehicle's external dimensions.
Boot space at least:
STEP 07 OUT OF 17 - WHAT IS THE TOP PRICE TO CONSIDER?
Price is, and always was, one of the most narrowing factors when choosing an ideal vehicle model. It is directly affected by the car's class, brand, age, general condition, equipment level etc. The 'what you pay is what you get' works here as well.
Price less than:
STEP 08 OUT OF 17 - WHAT MODEL YEARS ARE YOU LOOKING AT?
Model year determins how modern a car is, which also affects the safety level, engine efficiancy, as well as the standard equipment offered. Older cars might be a bargain to get, but it could cost you a lot of money in the years to come.
Not older than:
STEP 09 OUT OF 17 - WHAT ABOUT ENGINE DISPLACEMENT?
Displacement, or engine capacity, generally affects performance in a positive manner, and in some cases reliability (large low compression engines are known to last forever), but it does bring a negative impact to the fuel economy, as well as the maintenance expenses.
Engine displacement up to:
STEP 10 OUT OF 17 - HOW IMPORTANT IS THE FUEL ECONOMY?
Average fuel consumption directly affect driver's car-related expenses on daily basis. By definition, vehicles equiped with diesel powertrains are more conomical, and make a logical choice for people who are used to making high milages over the year.
Fuel consumption up to:
STEP 11 OUT OF 17 - WHICH BODY STYLES WORK FOR YOU?
Body style is something that plays the most important role in the whole vehicle appearance thing, but its functionality as well. Many models come in different shapes and styles, offering people an option to meet their needs and desires, introducing diversity at the same time.
STEP 12 OUT OF 17 - HOW MANY DOORS WOULD YOU LIKE?
Number of doors is somewhat related to the body style (a convertible doesn't come with 4+1 doors, for example), although there are numerous combinations available. Having more doors on your car increases its practicality, while less doors bring a sporty feel to any car.
STEP 13 OUT OF 17 - HOW ABOUT THE FUEL TYPES?
Type of fuel influences fuel economy heavily and does the same to the driving experience. While petrol powered cars feel inclines, consump more fuel and require frequent gear shifts, a diesel is always less refined and more expensive to maintain due to large number of additional malfunction-prone components.
STEP 14 OUT OF 17 - WHAT WHEELDRIVE TYPES DO YOU PREFER?
Choosing a specific wheeldrive affects the driving experience, and it certainly does affect safety as well. While rear wheeldrive provides great handling in curves, slipery surffaces prefere front wheeldrive or, even better, a 4x4.
4 x 4
STEP 15 OUT OF 17 - DO YOU EVEN CARE ABOUT ASPIRATION?
Today more and more engines rely on turbo chargers in order to improve both performance and fuel economy. Still, turbos and mechanical compressors bring an additional level of complexity which could affect long-term car reliability.
STEP 16 OUT OF 17 - WHICH TRANSMISSION TYPES DO YOU LIKE?
Same car could be offered with different transmission types, depending on the engineand wheeldrive. While manual gearbox offers full control to the driver, different auto boxes provide more comfort with ever improved fuel economy and performance.
STEP 17 OUT OF 17 - CARS FROM WHICH COUNTRIES SUIT YOU?
Car maker origin is important to some people. Some stereotypes like: german and japanese reliability, french comfort, italian design, swedesh safety etc. are still alive, although globalization and inter-brand collaborations erased those borders long time ago.
Country of origin:
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