Are You a Ford Guy or a Chevy Guy?

By: Dave Davis

Are You a Ford Guy or a Chevy Guy?
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About This Quiz

Cats or dogs? Mountains or beach? Coke or Pepsi? Most people, when pressed, could make a list of pros and cons, think about it and come up with answers to these questions.

Ford or Chevy? You just know the answer in your gut.

When it comes to the history of the automotive industry, and the history of America itself, Ford and Chevrolet are deeply woven into our cultural tapestry. Henry Ford, with his moving assembly line in 1908, started not only the modern automobile industry but the age of industrial mass production itself. Soon after, in 1911, race car driver and engineer Louis Chevrolet, auto pioneer William C. Durant and other investors came together and created a company that would become known for bold designs and innovation. The battle was on!

Each company has put pressure on the other to innovate over the years, and the winners have been drivers around the world. Given this rich history, it would seem almost impossible to choose between the two manufacturers, and yet we do. Oh, yes, we most certainly do.

Relatives self-identify as "Ford" or "Chevy" families. Race fans root for the make of the vehicle on the track almost as much — if not more so —than for the individual drivers. For some, when it comes time to buy a vehicle, rather than look at the entire field available to them, their decision immediately boils down to "Which Chevy do I want?" or "Do we need a Ford car or truck this time?"

So, which side of this particular fence do you find yourself on? Give us 30 answers to 30 questions, and we'll all know the truth! Saddle up the Mustang, drop the top on the Corvette, and let's do this!

4 Chevy Silverado Your buddy just bought a new Chevy Silverado. Your reaction?
Time to get me a new truck!
Time to get me a new buddy!
Gotta get me a turn at that wheel!
Well, at least he bought a domestic truck.

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2 FORD What does "FORD" stand for?
First On Racing Day
Fix Or Recycle Dilemma
Forced On Reluctant Drivers
Frequent Opinion: Rarely Disappointed

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5 trucks with aluminum frames What was your reaction when Ford started making trucks with aluminum frames?
A lighter frame means more engine power where it counts.
Aluminum is for beer cans ... cheap, cheap beer cans.
New tech makes for a better truck.
Lightweight means easily bendable.

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6 Mustang 64 The first Mustang hit the streets in '64, the first Camaro in '66. What does this mean to you?
The Camaro is a cheap, expensive imitation of the Mustang.
The Mustang is a buggy, overrated prototype.
I'm sorry. Never mention a Mustang when you're talking about a Camaro.
I'm sorry. Never mention a Camaro when you're talking about a Mustang.

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7 classic pony cars When it comes to classic pony cars ...
The Mustang wrote the book. That's why they're called "pony" cars.
The 1977 Trans Am might have come late to the party, but it perfected the art of the pony cars.
The 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator is a criminally forgotten treasure.
The Camaro Z-series is the gold standard by which all other pony cars are measured.

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8 Nova What does the word "Nova" mean to you?
A classic piece of American muscle from the '60s and '70s.
It's Spanish for "It doesn't go."
Didn't my grandmother ride around in one of those back in the day?
It reminds me of my best high school days.

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9 F-150 Your best friend pulls into your driveway with his new F-150. What are your first words to him?
"That, my friend, is a fine-looking truck. Congrats!"
"I suppose it's not bad if you like blending in with the other traffic."
"Great! Now we BOTH have quality trucks!"
"Get that thing out of my driveway before the neighbors see it!"

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28 drive to the levee What should you drive to the levee, even if the levee is dry?
My Chevy, of course. Duh!
Anything other than a Chevy
There's only one vehicle that rhymes with "levee" and I'm driving it!
A Ford truck because that's what you want in an emergency, like a drought

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10 pushing a truck Complete this sentence: "I'd ... "
" ... rather push a Ford than drive a Chevy."
" ... help my idiot brother-in-law push his Ford, but I'd wash my hands for hours afterward."
" ... only be caught dead in a Chevy if it was a Cadillac hearse, and maybe not even then."
" ... pity Ford owners, but they need to learn their lesson."

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1 Greatest car chase What is the greatest car chase in movie history?
Steve McQueen and his 1968 Mustang GT in "Bullitt"
Gene Hackman and his 1971 Pontiac LeMans in "The French Connection"
A Ford LTD versus multiple police Chevy Caprice cruisers in "Striking Distance"
Basically the entirety of "Smoky and the Bandit"

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3 CHEVY What does "CHEVY" stand for?
Chevrolet Has Exciting Vehicles Yearly
Can Hear Every Valve Yelling
Completely Horrible! Emetic! Vile! Yuck!
Cummins Horsepower! Excellent Vehicle! Yeah!

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12 Ram Truck What's your reaction when you see someone driving a Ram Truck?
At least it's not a Chevy.
At least it's not a Ford.
Why get that when there are plenty of F-150s from which to choose?
it was probably all he could afford if he traded in an F-150.

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13 first Model T 1908 The first Model T rolled off the assembly line in 1908. This meant ...
... Ford ushered in the age of mass-produced automobiles, and the world would never be the same.
... someone must have been pushing it.
... a Chevy spy was sitting in the corner taking notes.
... Models A through S must have been even worse.

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14 Chevy Bowtie logo At more than 100 years old, the Chevy "Bowtie" logo is one of the nation's oldest corporate symbols ...
... which is an example of the dependability you find with a Chevrolet.
... because it doesn't matter how you label junk.
... because once you get it right, you can move on to other things.
... and they haven't had an original idea since.

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15 Mount Rushmore Who else should be on Mount Rushmore?
Henry Ford
William C. Durant
Alan Mulally
Louis Chevrolet

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16 Ford's oval emblem Ford's oval emblem ...
... is a sign of quality and dependability.
... is where they put a circle around the problem.
... brings joy to my heart.
... looks best in my rear-view mirror.

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17 Pink Cadillac Whenever I hear Bruce Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac" play on the radio ...
... it brings a smile to my face.
... I can't change the station fast enough.
... I crank it up!
... think, "C'mon, Boss! You're better than this!"

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18 Watching TV When I see "Smokey and the Bandit" just starting on television, I ...
... love to see the Bandit run circles around everyone in that beautiful black Trans Am.
... root for Sheriff Buford T. Justice.
... know what I'll be doing for the next 96 minutes.
... think it's too far-fetched. A Chevy won't run for 96 minutes.

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19 Corvette What is Ford's answer to the Corvette?
It has changed over the years.
Deafening silence
There's no need to answer the Corvette, so it doesn't matter.
Throw designs at the wall, see that nothing stick and then give up

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20 KITT from Knight Rider KITT from "Knight Rider" was a modified Trans Am. This means ...
... they wanted to get the coolest car available as the show's "star."
... quality, powerful Chevys are the stuff of science fiction.
... they wanted something to strike fear into the hearts of the bad guys.
... an AI-enabled, bulletproof Mustang would have been just too awesome for TV.

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21 Transformers You find out the Transformers are real when a robot transforms from a Ford GT in front of you. What's your reaction?
"Cool! It's an Autobot!"
"Run! It's a Decepticon!"
It was cooler as a GT because there's nothing cooler than a GT.
This must be the robot who dies at the beginning of the fight.

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22 Chevy What's the best fringe benefit of owning a Chevy?
It earns me respect just being seen in it.
Pushing it is a great workout.
I don't have to worry about fixing my car like certain OTHER people do.
You're about to learn valuable — but expensive — lessons.

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23 Ford F-150 The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. since 1986. Why is this?
Because people recognize quality when they see it. To be the best, you buy the best.
Because you can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time.
The respect earned from all the other F-150 drivers on the road is amazing.
Misery loves company.

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24 Ford dealerships Ford dealerships are ...
... where the magic happens.
... the scenes of some of the worst car accidents.
... somehow not yet outlawed.
... the Holy Land.

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25 Ford The word "Ford" ...
... is a sign of American power around the world.
... is the four-letter "F" word I don't allow spoken in my house.
... is the punchline of most of my jokes.
... strikes terror in the hearts of Chevy drivers.

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26 bank robber What do you call a bank robber who uses a Chevy as a getaway vehicle?
A criminal mastermind
Inmate #11389873
Someone down on his luck who probably needs the money
Gone!

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27 mechanics Why do Ford mechanics love their job?
They get to work on some of the finest machines on the planet.
Job security because there's always another recall right around the corner
They appreciate good engineering.
Some people just like pain.

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29 Labrador Retriever What's your thought when you see a Labrador retriever riding in the back of a Chevy pickup?
That dog is living his best life.
That's animal abuse.
That dog is King of the Road.
How much help is he going to be when it comes time to push?

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11 Chevrolet Camaro Your adult son has just bought his first new car — a Chevrolet Camaro. What does your heart tell you?
I've raised him right.
He'll love that car like I loved my first Chevelle.
What is he NOT telling me?
I don't have a son.

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30 NASCAR circuit When it comes to Ford's history of wins on the NASCAR circuit ...
... it's a rich tradition of excellence.
Wait, Ford has vehicles on the NASCAR track? Sorry, I've never noticed them.
... the past was bright, but the future is even brighter.
... you could write it on a Post-it note and still have room left over.

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