What Was Your First Car? Here Are the Most Popular Brands

What Was Your First Car? Here Are the Most Popular Brands

If your first car wasn’t your DREAM car, you’re in the majority. According to a new survey, most of us had something that basically just got us from Point A to Point B . . .

Only 17% of us had a first car that was brand new. 83% had a used car. And 23% of teenagers today get a hand-me-down from a relative.

56% of drivers got their first set of wheels before they turned 18 . . . 23% were between 19 and 21 . . . everyone else was older than that.

If you were born after 1980, your first car was most likely a Chevy. The rest of the top five first cars for millennials are Honda, Toyota, Ford, and Nissan.

If you were born between 1960 and 1980, you most likely had a Ford, followed by Chevy, Toyota, Dodge, and Pontiac.

And for Baby Boomers, the top five were Ford, Chevy, Volkswagen, Plymouth, and Toyota.

Also, 76% of kids between 15 and 17 think they’re ready to have their own car, and understand the costs that come with it. But 86% also said they expect their PARENTS to help pay for things like gas and insurance.

(CarGurus.com / PR Newswire)

Ford creates baby crib that simulates driving

Ford creates baby crib that simulates driving

Riding around in a car is often a great way to put your child to sleep, but it’s not like you can just request an Uber and send your infant on her way: you have to drive her yourself.

Or, you could put her in a concept crib from Ford. The Max Motor Dreams is a marketing gimmick designed to help sell more Ford Max vehicles to families in Europe, but if it actually works, it could be a huge timesaver for beleaguered parents.

It’s a very stylish crib, which would likely blend into the decor of any Ikea-furnished home, even with its splash of wood panelling that vaguely evokes an old Woodie. Inside, the technology has three components to induce a child to sleep: speakers in the crib’s base that recreate the sound of a car engine, a movement mechanism that simulates the motion of a car journey, and LEDs around the crib’s edge to reproduce the fleeting light effects of driving through a city at night.

Everything is controlled via a smartphone app, so once your baby finally does conk out, you can turn off the lights, sound, and motion. In a video showing off the technology, Ford described its design process, which involved taking actual movement data from a car journey and incorporating it into the crib’s computer.

Unfortunately you can can’t just go out and buy one. You have to make an appointment to test drive a Ford in Spain, and once you complete the test drive, you’ll be entered into a raffle. It’s unclear how many there are, or whether Ford plans to offer them for sale in the US.

This article originally appeared on PCMag.com.