WARNING: This post is sarcastic (well maybe not technically, but the point is it’s in jest.)
I propose that in order to get out of the greys on FP you should have to take a test. Certain answers will get you points or loose you points. By the end you have to accrue a certain amount in order to get out of the greys.
Below is a first draft of the test, with the points awarded for each answer are displayed.
1. Of the following, what is the best automotive company?
A. FoMoCo +0
B. Fuji Heavy Industries +0
C. GM +0
D. FCA -10
E. GM, it’s the only one I’ve heard of -10
F. None of the above +10
2. Have you ever “drifted” or corrected oversteer?
A. Yeah! After I saw 2Fast 2Furious I pulled the handbrake on my ‘05 Corolla leaving the theater parking lot. I’ve been addicted ever since! -25
B. I was driving a friend’s truck one time in the rain and the back kicked out. I stayed off the brakes and was able to get it under control again. +10
C. Yep, I’ve read all I can about suspension and vehicle dynamics and occasionally take my 350z to drift events. (Automatic Pass!)
D. I have a FWD car, but a few times I trail-braked a little too hard and got a little bit of oversteer, but I was able to correct it. +15
E. Only in racing sims TBH +5
F. I live somewhere it snows a lot and I’ll take my Mk. 3 Golf into an empty parking lot and practice my Scandinavian flick. +25
3. You’ve been given an EG Civic hatch as a second car. What are the first five mods you’d do to it?
A. Throw it away, FWD cars are junk! -25
B. Turbo kit bruh! Then headers, AEM CAI, 20" wheels, and NOS! -75
C. Some lower springs, appropriate shocks, poly bushings, lightweight flywheel, and bigger rear roll bar. +10
D. Nothing, I’d just maintain it how it is. +15
E. Swap in a B18 engine and trans then the suspension stuff from C. +25
4. What do you like most about cars?
A. Working on them and driving something you fixed/built. +25
B. Driving twisty roads fast and cornering hard! +10
C. Hitting the gas pedal and it goes fast! -5
D. Nitpicking about interior materials and features (Automatic fail)
5. What’s the most important part of a car to you?
A. Chassis rigidity +50
B. How much horsepower it has!!! -50
C. Steering and Suspension +25
D. Brakes(?) +5
E. How comfortable it is +0
F. Interior -25
G. The prestige of the badge, how else am I going to display my superiority? (Automatic fail)