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Quick Quiz: looking to buy a new car? Let our quiz make the decision for you

24 August, 2015

Purchasing a car is difficult at the best of times. Ignoring the element of standing in the middle of a car dealership as the vultures slowly creep in, the seemingly simple task of selecting a viable motor that suits both you and your needs is one of life’s great puzzles. Thankfully for you though, The Motorhood are on the case! Check out our quiz below, and see what car we think would suit you. And don’t forget to share the results with your mates, unless it’s a lemon of course — we don’t mind if you redo it a few times just to get the Ferrari …

Taipan – surpassing interest

“It’s merely a passing interest,” insists Selby — despite owning three variants of the classic VW Beetle, including an unusual VW van that was sold as a body kit for a Subaru. In his defence he points to a 1961 Ford Thunderbird, a car that he converted to right-hand drive. However, on the VW side of the ledger, since he opened Allison Autos in Whanganui 27 years ago, Selby has built 15 VW-powered Formula First cars, followed by a beach buggy, restored a derelict Karmann Ghia, and hot-rodded a common or garden Beetle into something that has to be seen to be believed. As speed is not something generally associated with classic VWs, though, Selby is still waiting for this particular modification to catch on amongst the hot rod faithful.

Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.