Quiz: Only 1 in 27 People Can Ace This Small Cars Quiz. Can You?
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Only 1 in 27 People Can Ace This Small Cars Quiz. Can You?
By: Torrance Grey
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About This Quiz

Is bigger better? Not to the drivers of the world's most beloved small cars -- the Fiat 500, the VW Beetle, the Honda CRX ... well, the list could go on and on. Small cars have their drawbacks -- safety concerns and hauling capacity are two -- but small-car drivers consider them to be outweighed by the benefits. These include gas mileage, lower emissions, maneuverability and easy parking. (You've probably seen a smart car wedged in crosswise to a space where no car could parallel-park). 

Not surprisingly, many of the cars in our quiz come from Europe or Japan, where dense cities make small vehicles desirable, and where people don't have to cover the wide-open spaces that rural Canadians and Americans often have to travel. Even so, North Americans have taken stylish little cars to their hearts in a big way. Just witness the success of the mini Cooper, the smart car, and the re-designed Fiat 500 in recent years. Even when gas prices aren't soaring, some people still want "less to love" in their cars. 

How much do you know about the world's most popular little cars -- as well as the oddball microcars that didn't really catch on? We've got a quiz to test your small-car savvy! Buckle up and give it a try!

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In the UK, a sexy hatchback car is usually called a _______.
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What year was the original Volkswagen Beetle introduced in the US?
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What country does the Fiat 500 come from?
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When was the original Fiat 500 released?
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What year was the new Fiat 500 introduced?
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Minis are a key element in which heist movie?
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Which country makes the Citroen?
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Which carmaker makes the Golf?
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Which of these cars was NOT made by Volkswagen?
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Which of these are alternate names for the Mini?
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Which of these small cars was built on a VW Beetle chassis?
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The VW Scirocco takes its name from a ____.
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Which of these was a classic inexpensive car in the US of the mid- to late 1970s?
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Finish the advertising slogan: "The ___ is Go!"
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Which of these Volkswagens had a "ragster" version?
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What year was the new VW Beetle discontinued?
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Which of these comes from a former communist country?
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What part of the car does "cabriolet" refer to?
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Which nation does the smart car come from?
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Which carmaker is a joint project with Swatch and Mercedes?
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Which carmaker produced the two-seater CRX from 1984 to 1991?
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Which car replaced the Honda CRX?
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Which of these is the legendary designer of the original Mini?
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What color did the Honda CRX not come in?
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What year did Volkswagen stop making the Karmann Ghia?
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The first hybrid car available in the US was the _____.
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Which years did the Toyota Prius have a trunk?
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Which carmaker makes the "fortwo" and "forfour"?
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Do cars ever come with just three wheels?
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What gave the citroen "2CV" its name?
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What Fiat model replaced the original 500?
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In what country are microcars called "kei cars"?
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Which of these VW cars came between models of the better-known Scirocco?
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What kind of '90s cars do Edward Norton and Brad Pitt smash up with golf clubs in "Fight Club"?
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