Quiz: We Bet You Can't Name The Differences Between a 1970s Car and a Car from Today
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We Bet You Can't Name The Differences Between a 1970s Car and a Car from Today
By: Becky
Image: Alexandre Prévot from Nancy, France

About This Quiz

Do you still have a 1970s model in your garage that you love to tinker with on the weekends but you drive a newer model car to work every day? Why? Is it because there are differences between the two cars that make one better for one use and another better for other uses? Yup, we thought so. So, you know that there are differences, but can you actually name them? We're only asking for 15 here, so it shouldn't be too hard. Are you ready to see how many you can name?

We all know intuitively that there are numerous differences between the cars of the 1970s and the cars of today. Car manufacturers made changes designed to improve driveability, economy, and safety, even if you don't agree that each of these changes makes sense. What's likely the problem is that you are retaining a bit of classic car nostalgia for those iconic models from the 1970s. Don't worry, we are too. But we do have to admit that many of the changes that have taken place in the nearly half century are pretty exciting. Do you agree?

So, the bottom line is, can you name the differences between a 1970s car and a car from today? Can you?

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What major difference is easily visible?
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What difference means you are more likely to survive in the event of an accident?
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What obvious difference might earn you a ticket?
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What feature helps your radio's reception?
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What difference makes today's cars go faster?
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What difference saves you money at the pump?
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What is another fuel-efficient change?
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What makes cars less likely to bankrupt you?
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What difference makes all the difference in comfort?
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What safety feature is also cheaper?
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What difference had tubes?
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What feature is still debated as being "better"?
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What features cost more to fix?
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What difference makes cars lighter?
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What was once halogen that is now LED?
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What difference could give you a charge?
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What difference changes what's under the hood?
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What difference is all about entertainment?
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What visibility feature is now standard on all cars?
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What don't cars do as much of now?
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What comfort feature is now standard on most cars?
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True or False? 8-track tape decks were always standard.
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If you need to change a tire, you might find that what has changed since the '70s?
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True or False? Cars can't stop as fast today as they did in the 1970s.
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What newer feature might you appreciate if you live in the north?
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What kind of '70s car doesn't really exist today?
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What modern feature was once the subject of an Ellen Degeneres bit?
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Unless you drove a luxury car, what feature did you have to struggle with in a '70s car?
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What feature might be a reflection of the times?
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What is different about the way you enter and exit your car today?
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What safety feature is a reflection of the fact that so many people forget to turn them on?
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What bone-jarring accessory was not present in 1970s cars?
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What newer type of vehicle would have been found on a battlefield in the 1970s?
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If you need to change a tire, what might you find out about your modern-day car?
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Finally, what has come back around since the 1970s?
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