TV car trivia quiz: How good are you?

TV car trivia quiz

If TV is your thing, and you know which private detective drove a Ferrari 308 GTS, or can tell a Ford Cortina from a Consul, then try tackling our tricky TV car trivia quiz on cars that have made their mark on the small screen.

Perhaps those hours spent staring at the box can earn you more than just kudos when it comes to pub trivia. If you can answer all these questions correctly, then why not challenge friends and family to have a go, and see how closely they were paying attention to the same TV shows?

So, without further ado, settle into a comfy armchair and cast your mind back to some of the best-loved TV shows, as we take you on a road trip down television’s memory lane.


TV trivia titan!

TV trivia lightweight!

#1. Which Ferrari did Tom Sellek drive in Magnum, P.I.?

Hands up! You got it wrong. It was the 308 GTS.

#2. What car did Starsky & Hutch drive?

You’re busted! It was the Gran Torino, man.

#3. Which people carrier featured in Peter Kay’s Car Share?

Numpty! It was a Fiat 500L

#4. What was the engine size of the Reliant Regal in Only Fools & Horses?

Rodders! Get your act together, my son. It’s 600cc.

#5. What do Scooby-Doo and the gang call their van?

Zoinks! You got it wrong; it was The Mystery Machine.

#6. What car were the main characters in The Sweeney TV show usually driven in?

We’re the Sweeney and you’re nicked!

#7. In Wacky Races, who drove The Compact Pussycat?

Your racing days are over. The right answer is Penelope Pitstop.

#8. In Ashes to Ashes, Gene Hunt drives an Audi Quattro. What does he say when they get in it?

Call yourself a detective? It was ‘Fire up the Quattro’, sunshine!

#9. In Knight Rider, what was the Hoff’s first talking car, KITT, based on?

You shouldn’t need to ask a car for the answer. It was a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am

#10. In Breaking Bad, what do they call the RV they use?

Wrong. You need to brush up with a box set!


13 comments on “TV car trivia quiz: How good are you?

  1. Ken 04/12/2016 3:34 PM

    Very good quiz, sad result for me though

  2. jonee 05/12/2016 4:30 PM

    great fun but just shows how much attention I pay to the cars in TV shows, need to pay more attention.

  3. Tony Grimsby 05/12/2016 9:58 PM

    Wow 100% not sure about number 3 guest it right but happy with 10 out of 10

  4. Leon 07/12/2016 10:56 AM

    Brilliant quiz but I got 7/10 maybe because I don’t watch some of the tv shows.

  5. Francis Frew 07/12/2016 9:17 PM

    thought i new all the cars but really new not much at all lol

  6. Jason wilkinson 08/12/2016 9:28 AM

    The sweeney had a Granada. Not a consul

    • Martin 19/12/2016 1:50 PM

      Deffo… A nice Gold one.

    • Martin 19/12/2016 1:55 PM

      Its a Consul 3000 GT

  7. Ah flack 09/12/2016 9:45 AM

    Must watch more TV four not very good

  8. John H 11/12/2016 7:18 PM

    only 7 out of 10 not bad as I did not watch the ones I did not know

  9. Paul M 13/12/2016 11:51 AM

    Didn’t pay that much attention to the cars people drive or what they said, but good quiz

  10. Nigel Foster 25/12/2016 11:56 AM

    Good quiz, but disappointed or somewhat confused with the Sweeny question because the Granada is faster than the Consul and the Capri was used in the Professionals. Hmmmm. I agree with Jason

    • James Mills 03/01/2017 2:55 PM

      Nigel, thanks for the feedback. A Ford Consul was used in the first two series, and a Ford Granada in the third, according to various sources for information on The Sweeney! Hope that helps.

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