Car Preference Test

In 2007, the psychologists Oliver John and Beatrice Rammstedt published the BFI-10 personality test in the peer-reviewed Journal of Research in Personality. Though the test has only 10 questions, it was found to be highly reliable.

In 2009, Geoffrey Miller, professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico, published a series of personality-based car preferences in his book 'Spent.'

What does your personality say about your taste in cars? Take the test and find out.

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Results

Below are your results. Note that you may be predicted to like the same car several times, but for different reasons.

  • Cars you are predicted to like: Lotus, Minicar, Lexus, Scion, Subaru, Smart Car
  • Why you are predicted to like them: Eccentric design, foreign origin, ground clearance, moonroof, popular with youth.

  • Cars you are predicted to like: Tesla
  • Why you are predicted to like it: Innovative, futuristic, a rarity on the road.

  • Cars you are predicted to like: Buick, Lincoln, Oldsmobile, Range Rover, Rolls-Royce, Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC
  • Why you are predicted to like them: Traditional design, tried and true, popularity with dignitaries and royalty.

  • Cars you are predicted to like: Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC
  • Why you are predicted to like them: Large frame, well-known brand, traditional design, tried and true.

  • Cars you are predicted to like: Aston Martin, BMW, Mini, Porsche, Ferrari
  • Why you are predicted to like them: Convertible, high wattage stereo and subwoofers, James Bond vibes.

  • You are also predicted to like: Vanity plates, skiing or surfing racks.

  • Cars you are predicted to like: Acura, Hyundai, Lexus, Saab, Subaru, Volvo
  • Why you are predicted to like them: Tinted windows, neutral paintwork, quiet interior, low engine noise.

  • Cars you are predicted to like: Acura, Honda, Lexus, Volvo, Toyota
  • Why you are predicted to like them: Reliability, child-safety locks, anti-theft alarm, daytime running lights, gas mileage.

  • Cars you are predicted to like: Ferrari, Jeep, Mitsubishi, Pontiac
  • Why you are predicted to like them: Cruise control, high acceleration, sense of risk and adventure.

  • Cars you are predicted to like: Acura, Daewoo, Geo, Kia, Saturn
  • Why you are predicted to like them: Eco-friendly, hybrid drive, payload to help friends move stuff, smiley-looking front end.

  • Cars you are predicted to like: BMW, Hummer, Maserati, Mercedes, Jaguar, Nissan
  • Why you are predicted to like them: Horsepower, torque, intimidating and menacing design, leather seats, sneering front end.

  • Cars you are predicted to like: Volkswagen, Volvo, Tesla
  • Why you are predicted to like them: High safety, airbags, antilock brakes, electronic stability control, extended warranty.
  • Cars you are predicted to like: Porsche, Acura, Scion
  • Why you are predicted to like them: Cheerful design, sense of freedom and flexibility, optimistic and carefree vibes.
  • Amazingly, your personality is simply too well-rounded for this test to be able to say anything about you.
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The BFI-10 is the property of Oliver John and Beatrice Rammstedt and published in the Journal of Research in Personality 41 (2007) 203–212.

The personality-based car preferences are the property of Geoffrey Miller. If you enjoyed them, consider getting his book 'Spent.'

Both entries have been lightly reworked and updated to 2014 standards by CelebrityTypes International. The CT-NEO-IP©, CT-NEO-IP-II©, and the CT-NEO-IP-10© are the property of CelebrityTypes International.

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