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Are You a True Car Buff?
by Zoe Samuel
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With any interest, there are casual followers, and then there are the true fans. The buffs. The aficionados. It is no different with automobiles. The car has been around a long time, and with every generation of car, new technologies, new aesthetics, and new priorities surface. For example, back in the 1960s, 300 horsepower was a lot of horsepower. Today, that's just par for the course in a midrange executive sedan. A 0-60 time of 8 seconds was very respectable in the 1970s and even the 1980s, but you can get that with a family minivan, today.

To call oneself a true car buff, one must know not only the technical specs on cars, but a bit about the aesthetic trends and design terminology. One must know the auto industry and the history of not only how cars came into being, but how their development and manufacture affected all industries, and history itself. Most of all, one has to have certain habits, not all of them entertaining to most people, that keep one informed and up to date. Together, these are what add up to being a true car buff.

So do you think you have what it takes? Jump into this quiz and we'll let you know if you have it!

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About Autoversed

Welcome to Autoversed: your online auto destination. If you consider a vehicle more than just means of transportation; if you treat your ride with love and care; if, even after years of driving, the feeling of accelerating hard on the open road still gets you revved up – you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re a daily commuter looking for a reliable ride, a car enthusiast thinking about your next hot rod, or a parent who needs to get the kids from A to Z, Autoversed has something for you. We’ve got the lowdown on hot exotic rides, pricy luxury vehicles, eco-friendly green machines, rugged off-roaders, and more. Come take a look!

About Autoversed

Welcome to Autoversed: your online auto destination. If you consider a vehicle more than just means of transportation; if you treat your ride with love and care; if, even after years of driving, the feeling of accelerating hard on the open road still gets you revved up – you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re a daily commuter looking for a reliable ride, a car enthusiast thinking about your next hot rod, or a parent who needs to get the kids from A to Z, Autoversed has something for you. We’ve got the lowdown on hot exotic rides, pricy luxury vehicles, eco-friendly green machines, rugged off-roaders, and more. Come take a look!