Chrysler's 'What's My AQ?' trivia gameEnlarge Photo
Stuck indoors on this cold, wintry Thursday? Of course you are. That makes today the perfect day for a timewaster, and Chrysler has a one that'll do just fine.
The game is called "What's My AQ?", and it's a trivia game designed to test users' "auto quotient" (i.e. their car smarts). It's fronted by a crash test dummy named Carl whose edgy, in-your-face persona should remind you of Jack from the 1990s "You Don't Know Jack" computer game series. Translation: Carl feels a little dated.
Carl's questions are occasionally off, too -- some seem esoteric, while others are real giveaways. And although Chrysler says that "What's My AQ?" is meant to raise awareness about the company's pre-owned vehicle program, we don't remember hearing anything noteworthy about it.
That said, there are worse ways to spend a Thursday, and there's a social element to the game that allows you to share your scores with friends and strangers on the leaderboard -- that's more fun than shoveling snow, right?
For a preview, here's a video trailer. For the full game, visit WhatsMyAQ.com.
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This unlikely spokesman resides online and is ready to test consumers’ knowledge on auto-related pop culture in a fun, interactive experience called “What’s My AQ (automotive quotient)?” Carl gets right to the point – he wants to know whether your automotive brain is the size of a Hemi® engine or a lug nut.
Carl, the air-guitar strumming crash test dummy with tattooed arms and a playful but slightly irreverent attitude, can be found at www.whatsmyaq.com. Carl hosts the online competition, asking consumers a series of six multiple-choice questions such as “How many Dodge Chargers were used during the making of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ TV series?” and “What vehicle launched the invention of the premium SUV segment in 1993?”
“We are providing consumers with an entertaining online experience while educating them about what a smart choice a certified, pre-owned vehicle can be for many people,” said Fred Diaz, President and Chief Executive Officer – Ram Truck Brand and Lead Executive for U.S. Sales. “This interactive experience melds automotive pop culture with value messages interspersed throughout this engaging quiz.”
Players are competing against each other in cyberspace, so the faster a player correctly answers the questions, the better the score. Players can post their scores on a national leader board and see how they rank against the competition.
Not only is Carl entertaining, he’s also informative, cleverly injecting important benefits of the CPOV program into the conversation, such as certified pre-owned vehicles go through a rigorous 125-point inspection process, and come with a complimentary three-month subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio and a standard CARFAX vehicle history report.
So, just how many Dodge Chargers were used in the filming of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ TV series? You’ll have to play the game to find out. When consumers complete the game, they can search for a specific vehicle by entering their Zip Code and searching Chrysler Group Certified Pre-Owned Inventory. Or they can click on several icons for greater details on warranty information, the 125-point inspection, CARFAX report, roadside coverage, optional vehicle protection plans, Mopar® accessories, and the complimentary SIRIUS subscription.
Research shows that less than 30 percent of the North American population understands the tremendous value inherent in purchasing a pre-owned vehicle.
Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram Truck certified pre-owned vehicles offer many benefits, including peace of mind to consumers in the market for a pre-owned vehicle. Chrysler Group CPOV program vehicles have less than 75,000 miles and are less than six model years old. Among the many benefits for consumers purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle are: