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13th Jul '16 6:53:16 AM MrNickelodeon
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* The Expedition Transport vehicle in ''Ride/SkullIslandReignOfKong'' at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]] comes out completely okay despite receiving a heckuva lot of abuse during the climax when it gets rammed by several dinosaurs and climbed over by Kong himself.
9th Jun '16 4:53:25 PM Kalaong
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This may be somewhat justified for police and military vehicles that are designed to survive hard use and kept in peak condition by a dedicated maintenance staff, but even these cases often push the {{willing suspension of disbelief}} boundaries.

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This may be somewhat justified for police and military vehicles that are designed to survive hard use and kept in peak condition by a dedicated maintenance staff, but even these cases often push the {{willing suspension of disbelief}} boundaries.
boundaries. TruthInTelevision when it comes to {{Invincible Classic Car}}s - back before TheFifties, cars were a ''lot'' stronger, while being equally less safe to drive; modern cars shed the inertia of crashing by folding like accordions, while classics let the passengers violently decelerate against the interiors.
2nd Dec '15 8:45:56 PM zoop
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* In ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'', Ravenswood's NashRambler has gotten involved in a number of high-speed car chases, and has even been used to ''bump another car off the road,'' yet there's never any mention of any damage to it. (Considering how much he loves that car, Ravenswood would certainly [[WatchThePaintJob make a big deal of it if it ever was damaged.]])

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* In ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'', Ravenswood's NashRambler American Rambler has gotten involved in a number of high-speed car chases, and has even been used to ''bump another car off the road,'' yet there's never any mention of any damage to it. (Considering how much he loves that car, Ravenswood would certainly [[WatchThePaintJob make a big deal of it if it ever was damaged.]])
28th Sep '15 1:12:06 AM shadowbeast
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* Milo's 1970 Charger in ''Literature/{{Demon Road}}''. Firstly, it seems to always end up freshly clean in the morning light, though Milo is never seen to wash it. Has incredible fuel economy for a classic American muscle car. Milo says it is necessary for driving the Blackroads. Later subverted when it turns out the vehicle can be damaged, but is utterly pristine again by morning. It's clearly not normal, and when the protagonist finds out how abnormal it is, she only gets in again out of desperation and because ''she's a demon''.
6th Sep '15 11:41:06 AM nombretomado
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* ''NeedForSpeed Carbon'' opens with a race at the end of which your car is "[[TakeOurWordForIt totaled]]" in a crash. Since it's a licensed car, all damage to it occurs during a DiscretionShot, and you never see it afterward.

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* ''NeedForSpeed ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed Carbon'' opens with a race at the end of which your car is "[[TakeOurWordForIt totaled]]" in a crash. Since it's a licensed car, all damage to it occurs during a DiscretionShot, and you never see it afterward.
12th May '15 6:57:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* Arguably, the vehicle driven by Dennis Quaid in the film ''Film/VantagePoint''. He (playing a Secret Service agent) chases a vehicle being driven by his traitorous partner, and incurs three car crashes during the chase, none of which slow the vehicle down at all. It's only a full-on collision with a wall that stops the vehicle, and Dennis Quaid jumps out of the vehicle with nary a scratch.

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* Arguably, the The vehicle driven by Dennis Quaid in the film ''Film/VantagePoint''. He (playing a Secret Service agent) chases a vehicle being driven by his traitorous partner, and incurs three car crashes during the chase, none of which slow the vehicle down at all. It's only a full-on collision with a wall that stops the vehicle, and Dennis Quaid jumps out of the vehicle with nary a scratch.
7th May '15 7:06:51 PM RubberyChicken
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* ''TabletopGame/FengShui'''s "Golden Comeback" book has the Automobilus Indestructus schtick. It doesn't prevent damage to the care, merely ensures that no matter how much damage it takes, it keeps running... until the chase scene is over, at which point it [[TheBluesBrothers spontaneously falls apart]].

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* ''TabletopGame/FengShui'''s "Golden Comeback" book has the Automobilus Indestructus schtick. It doesn't prevent damage to the care, car, merely ensures that no matter how much damage it takes, it keeps running... until the chase scene is over, at which point it [[TheBluesBrothers spontaneously falls apart]].
21st Apr '15 9:23:41 AM Ejia
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* Literature/StephaniePlum inherited a '53 powder blue Buick from her uncle Sandor. [[EveryCarIsAPinto While every other car Stephanie has owned has been blown up, stolen, crushed, set on fire, or otherwise destroyed,]] "Big Blue" is MadeOfIndestructium. In fact, not only does a car bomb utterly fail to damage it, Stephanie has used it as a battering ram against other cars (which get wrecked hard). The Buick remains completely intact.
4th Apr '15 4:50:40 PM Briguy52748
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** Incidentally, the supposed invincibility of the General Lee was averted in an early Season 1 episode of ''Series/KnightRider'', as part of an allusion to ''The Dukes'', which was midway through its fifth season[[note]] (and its ratings suffering due to the absence of series stars John Schneider and Tom Wopat)[[/note]]. In the episode "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," a 1969 Dodge Charger, painted like the General Lee (a Confederate flag on the roof, but with the numbers 00 on the doors), and driven by two cousins -- one a blonde, the other with dark hair [[note]](only these cousins are obnoxious, drunken jerks playing up a Southern stereotype, and one of them makes a pass at the GirlOfTheWeek)[[/note]]; the car's engine is powered by moonshine, another clear allusion to ''The Dukes''. About halfway through the episode -- the plot itself centers on a race testing out alternative fuels -- the orange car is sabotaged, crashes and explodes into flames, killing both of the young men inside. The conclusion that ''Knight Rider's'' writers perhaps hoped viewers would pick up on was that ''The Dukes'' was an outdated show, yesterday's news and that it played on stereotypes ... but here was a show that was [[AlwaysSomethingBetter a better show with more exciting plots and a cooler, more up-to-date car]] than an older show that was "no longer cool."

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** Incidentally, the supposed invincibility of the General Lee was averted in an early Season 1 episode of ''Series/KnightRider'', as part of an allusion to ''The Dukes'', which was midway through its fifth season[[note]] (and its ratings suffering due to the absence of series stars John Schneider and Tom Wopat)[[/note]]. In the episode "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," a 1969 Dodge Charger, painted like the General Lee (a Confederate flag on the roof, but with the numbers 00 on the doors), and driven by two cousins -- one a blonde, the other with dark hair [[note]](only these cousins are obnoxious, drunken jerks playing up a Southern stereotype, and one of them makes a pass at the GirlOfTheWeek)[[/note]]; the car's engine is powered by moonshine, another clear allusion to ''The Dukes''. About halfway through the episode -- the plot itself centers on a race testing out alternative fuels -- the orange car is sabotaged, crashes and explodes into flames, killing both of the young men inside. The conclusion that ''Knight Rider's'' writers perhaps hoped viewers would pick up on was that ''The Dukes'' was an outdated show, yesterday's news and that it played on stereotypes ... but here was a show that was [[AlwaysSomethingBetter [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter a better show with more exciting plots and a cooler, more up-to-date car]] than an older show that was "no longer cool."
4th Apr '15 4:49:36 PM Briguy52748
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** Incidentally, the supposed invincibility of the General Lee was averted in an early Season 1 episode of ''Series/KnightRider'', as part of an allusion to ''The Dukes'', which was midway through its fifth season[[note]] (and its ratings suffering due to the absence of series stars John Schneider and Tom Wopat)[[/note]]. In the episode "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," a 1969 Dodge Charger, painted like the General Lee (a Confederate flag on the roof, but with the numbers 00 on the doors), and driven by two cousins -- one a blonde, the other with dark hair [[note]](only these cousins are obnoxious, drunken jerks playing up a Southern stereotype, and one of them makes a pass at the GirlOfTheWeek)[[/note]]; the car's engine is powered by moonshine, another clear allusion to ''The Dukes''. About halfway through the episode -- the plot itself centers on a race testing out alternative fuels -- the orange car is sabotaged, crashes and explodes into flames, killing both of the young men inside. The conclusion that ''Knight Rider's'' writers perhaps hoped viewers would pick up on was that ''The Dukes'' was an outdated show, yesterday's news and that it played on stereotypes ... but here was a show that was [[AlwaysSomethingBetter a better show with more exciting plots and a cooler, more up-to-date car]] than an older show that was "no longer cool."
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