Question Of The Day: What Car Are You?

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

It’s time to get to know each other a little better. So which car best describes you? Pretend you’re on Dr. Freud’s couch and take your time, unless you’re impulsive of course. Me? I spent almost a half hour tossing this around while still in bed this morning, but here goes: a Mercedes 300 TD 4-Matic Wagon, late eighties vintage (W124): Germanic, pretty solid and trim for an oldster, a touch arrogant, thrifty but like not poky (turbo diesel), practical, versatile and everything still works! It’s a variation of one I had, and it did feel like an extension of my personality. Now I’m not sure this exact combination was ever made, but it’s good enough for this exercise. Since we’re throwing in a little wishful thinking, how about an adjustable suspension, since I spend a lot of time on hiking trails. For bonus points, name a new car if your first choice was an out-of production car; or conversely, a vintage car if your first pick was a new one. For me, that would be a VW Tiguan TDI.

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  • GrandCharles GrandCharles on Nov 23, 2009

    This is the kind of post that make me come here the question of the day, i miss them. They are so many good commentator here! Don't know what kind of car i am, but i know what i like like: basic, reliable, cheap to own and use, lots of space inside and a bit fun to drive (manual tranny for sure!) i may be the car that i own right now, pontiac vibe 2009, except that i can see all around me wich she can't (poor, poor back 3/4 visibility, Thanks GM! I understand that they only been designing for a hundred year...anyway). I could also be a civic from the 80's, a tercel (4wd wagon), a suzuki forsa first gen (light, cheap, fun). I like the idea of the citroen 2cv mention earlier here. Here i am!

  • Dmrdano Dmrdano on Nov 23, 2009

    '89 Dodge Colt Vista. Capable, adaptable and boring.

  • JK43123 JK43123 on Nov 23, 2009

    I'd have to say I'm my old 1991 Dodge Dakota--reliable, age showing (peeling paint), basic, simple, always gets there but not too sexily. John

  • Sinistermisterman Sinistermisterman on Nov 23, 2009

    Ford Sierra XR4x4 A European, vaguely practical, all wheel drive, 2.8L V6 Cologne powered saloon car product of the 1980's that was a hoot to drive and a doddle to fix.