UPDATE: We are going to have a re-do of this sometime during the summer! Or winter(?) for you southern hemisphere Opponauts. I’ll try to repost it then as much as possible without being annoying, and I’ll mention it in my username.
The moment we’ve all (not) been waiting for! The number of responses topped out a bit over 200, so I decided to close the form and post the results. But then I forgot about it for a while.
Basically, if this whole thing could be summed up in a short sentence, it’s that I messed up a lot of the answers.
So I have a question:
That’s in big bold text because a lot of people didn’t read the instructions/notes for the survey and got mad at me in the text submission.
Anyway, here are the answers!
There was a total of 231 responses to the survey.
For the “other” answers that allowed you to type in your own answer, unfortunately I cannot see these answers without individually looking through each and every single survey submission. That would take forever.
99.1%/229 people responded as male.
0.9%/2 people responded as female. Yup. Just 2.
30.3%/70 people are ages 18-25, making this the biggest group.
25.1%/58 people are ages 25-30.
15.2%/35 people are ages 30-35.
10.8%/25 people are ages 14-18.
10%/23 people are ages 35-40.
3.5%/8 people are ages 40-45.
2.2%/5 people are ages 45-50.
0.9%/2 people are 50+.
And 2.2%/5 people chose not to respond.
92.2%/213 people live in North America.
5.6%/13 people live in Europe.
0.4%/1 person lives in Asia, another person in Eurasia (yes, I know this is a very vague term), and another person in Oceania.
0.9%/2 people chose other.
29.8%/56 people said they live in the Midwest.
25%/47 people live in the Northeast.
13.8%/26 people live in the Western US, again a very vague answer, I apologize.
12.8%/24 people live in the Southeast.
12.2%/23 people live in the Southwest.
3.7%/7 people live in NJ.
2.7%/5 live in FL.
The answers here from top to bottom are: No, /DRIVE, Fifth Gear, History/Discovery/etc car shows, old new Top Gear, old new Top Gear spin-offs, and YouTube channels relating to cars.
49.4%/114 people have been on Oppo for 1-3 years.
22.5%/52 people have been on Oppo for 3-5 years.
10.4%/24 people have been on Oppo for 5+ years.
9.5%/22 people have been on Oppo for 6-12 months.
3.5%/8 people have been on Oppo for 3-6 months, and another 8 are Oppo O.G’s.
1.3%/3 people have been on Oppo for < 3 months.
19%/44 people chose the Mazda Miata.
18.6%/43 people chose Hammerhead’s Toyota Land Cruiser post.
14.3%/33 people voted for Steve Lehto’s posts.
13.4%/31 people chose BLLLAAACCCKBIIIRRRDDD.
12.1%/28 people chose the cheap LS engine swap guide.
8.7%/20 people chose our lord and savior BLACKBIRD.
Another 20 people chose Two Wheels Good posts.
4.8%/11 people chose “a figurative bird that is black.”
4.3%/10 people chose the “turbo” tattoo post.
44.2%/102 people think the two wheels life is good.
42.9%/99 people think otherwise.
13%/30 people have no opinion.
55.8%/129 people do ride a bicycle.
44.2%/102 people do not.
I suppose I could’ve put a “Sometimes” answer or something like that here.
90.9%/210 people do have a driver’s license.
4.8%/11 people have a permit/are currently learning/other.
4.3%/10 do not have a license or permit at all.
85.3%/197 people chose every day/nearly every day.
8.2%/19 people chose randomly/whenever they need to.
1.7%/4 people chose weekends only.
1.3%/3 people chose rarely.
3.5%/8 people do not own a vehicle.
51.1%/118 people do not take public transportation. Somebody submitted that this section could’ve been improved, and that the “NO!” made it sound like they didn’t take it because they disliked public transportation, rather than because of a poor system, which was the actual reason behind their choice. These are very good points and another thing that can be improved next time.
39%/90 people take it randomly/whenever they need to.
10%/23 people do take public transportation.
42%/97 people have owned 6+ vehicles. Somebody laughed that the choices stopped at 6. Yes I should’ve gone higher, sorry. I guess the car-less side of me was showing there.
13.9%/32 people have owned 1 vehicle.
12.1%/28 people have owned 3 vehicles.
10.4%/24 people have owned 2 vehicles.
9.5%/22 people have owned 4 vehicles.
6.9%/16 people have owned 5 vehicles.
5.2%/12 people have never owned a vehicle.
34.2%/79 people currently own 1 vehicle.
28.1%/65 people currently own 2 vehicles.
13.9%/32 people currently own 3 vehicles.
8.7%/20 people currently own 4 vehicles.
4.8%/11 people currently own 6+ vehicles.
3.5%/8 people currently own 5 vehicles.
6.9%/16 people do not currently own any vehicles.
For some reason, most manufacturer names here which were selected by users didn’t show up. Instead, a lot of manufacturer names nobody selected showed up, like Daewoo. So I added the selected ones back and put them in green so they’re easier to see. NOTE: The green text doesn’t mean those are the only ones with submissions! There are submissions in black text as well.
I’d love to see what people put in the Other answers, but as mentioned earlier, I would have to go through all 231 submissions to find these 12 answers. So if you selected Other and want to tell us in the comments, go right ahead!
Someone pointed out it was a dumb move of me to lump the flat-engine cars with the non-flat ones. This is another very good point, sorry.
Also, I’m preeetty sure I know who chose W16 engine. When the amount of responses was in the single digits, I looked through the submitted forms and saw that form with the W16 choice was full of shitpost worthy answers. AHEM.
Edit: Sorry, I went through the first couple submissions. The person I’m thinking of put V12, not W16. But still, we’d like to know who here has/had a W16!
Interestingly, automatic was beating manual maybe half the times I monitored this part.
79.1%/102 people do not have 4WD vehicles with diff locks.
20.9%/27 people have 4WD vehicles with diff locks.
This isn’t accurate though because if you look at the previous question, 57 people said they have 4WD cars. The total submissions for this question equals 129.
Some people were upset that the Yes choice said “Yes, but I don’t use it” and said the only reason they use it is because of hills or they’re not great with manuals. That is perfectly fine, I really meant people who hate driving and using it on flat ground. Next time I won’t do that.
This may have been messed up as well. I meant for left/right sides to be on the actual side of the car, not on the sides of the back of the car.
Someone said there should have been a “no windows” option.
61%/141 people use analog tire pressure gauges.
19.9%/46 people use digital tire pressure gauges..
15.2%/35 people needed a reminder to check their pressures!
3.9%/9 people do not have a vehicle.
Somebody pointed out it was another dumb move of me to say “no conversion necessary.” This is absolutely right, sorry.
This part got a whole bunch of people upset in the text submission. Originally, I wasn’t even sure if I should’ve included this part. I started it with the basic answers (E30, Miata, etc), and then it grew to what it is now, which still left out a lot of cars I somehow forgot about (Crown Vic, for example).
And a lot of people genuinely think I can’t spell Camaro, Dodge, or Ford. There, I spelled them correctly.
Technically, you did tell me something. :P
I haven’t heard that one in a while. Fuck yours too!
Wouldn’t you rather identify as a Blackbird?
Are we gonna have to go on the Maury show?
I’ll give you my friend’s contact info. He’s a Nigerian prince.
So there you have it. A bunch of juicy useless statistics that are probably 50% accurate. As they said on old new Top Gear, ambitious but rubbish!
After all this scrolling and reading, I’ll repeat the question down here:
Maybe we could think of this as a “beta test.” The questions and answers could be improved for next time. What do you think?