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10th Apr '16 12:20:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* Seen several times on the classic ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'':

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* Seen several times on the classic ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'':''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'':
10th Apr '16 12:20:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''NeedfulThings'': Later called back, as one of the characters ends up next to the same house where the events of ''Cujo'' happened. Then she thinks she hears a dog growling. Then she thinks she sees glowing red eyes to match the growling. Then her car won't start. Then, as whatever it is starts moving towards her...[[spoiler:the car finally starts and she gets away. Phew.]]

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* ''NeedfulThings'': ''Literature/NeedfulThings'': Later called back, as one of the characters ends up next to the same house where the events of ''Cujo'' happened. Then she thinks she hears a dog growling. Then she thinks she sees glowing red eyes to match the growling. Then her car won't start. Then, as whatever it is starts moving towards her...[[spoiler:the car finally starts and she gets away. Phew.]]
10th Apr '16 11:00:14 AM manepony101
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* Ace Ventura's alleged car in ''Film/AceVenturaPetDetective'' in the beginning fail to start which lets the angry dirtbag man he took the missing dog from catch up to smash in his windshield and batter his car.
24th Feb '16 12:58:35 PM CrankCase
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* At the end of ''Film/TheStoningOfSorayaM'', when the journalist tries to flee the village, his car breaks down in the middle of the road. He managers to restart it JustInTime before the mob arrives.

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* At the end of ''Film/TheStoningOfSorayaM'', when the journalist tries to flee the village, his car breaks down in the middle of the road. He managers manages to restart it JustInTime before the mob arrives.
14th Feb '16 7:13:08 PM johnsmithxxi
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* Miss Brooks' AllegedCar in ''Radio/OurMissBrooks''. It's almost always in the shop. In fact, the number of episodes (on either radio and television) where she gets to drive her car can be counted on one hand; namely "Game At Clay City", "Who's Going Where", "Four Leaf Clover", "Brooks' New Car" and "Head of the State Board of Education".
25th Jan '16 1:27:46 PM KingLyger
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[[caption-width-right:259: And quite often, the feeling's mutual.]]

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[[caption-width-right:259: And quite Quite often, the feeling's mutual.]]



** "A Thing About Machines" features a man who hates machinery being murdered by his car>

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** "A Thing About Machines" features a man who hates machinery being murdered by his car>car, sort of a way for him to be HoistByHisOwnPetard.
4th Jan '16 2:36:46 AM AgProv
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* Creator/JohnCleese, known to be desperate for money after being cleaned out by a rapacious ex-wife, has now revamped the famous ''Series/FawltyTowers'' sketch (see page photo) as an advert for a firm of opticians. He returns to what he ''thinks'' is his stubborn car and begins thrashing it with a branch. Only he realises, too late, it's the police car parked up in front...
19th Aug '15 11:24:37 PM Mdumas43073
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Note that even if the car is stalled during an earthquake on a burning railroad track with a train coming from each direction and a nuclear warhead heading toward the area, the driver will keep turning the ignition key, hitting the gas pedal, and praying, "Please start, please start...". The driver won't try abandoning the car and running for it, even if the danger is slow and distant enough to evade on foot. Chalk it up to either GenreBlindness or being horrifically attached to personal property. Some may even get out only to apply PercussiveMaintenance to the hood, which has a higher success rate than you would guess.

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Note that even if the car is stalled during an earthquake on a burning railroad track with two trains, a train coming from each direction tornado, and a nuclear warhead all heading toward the area, the driver will keep turning the ignition key, hitting the gas pedal, and praying, "Please start, please start...". The driver won't try abandoning the car and running for it, even if the danger is slow and distant enough to evade on foot. Chalk it up to either GenreBlindness or being horrifically attached to personal property. Some may even get out only to apply PercussiveMaintenance to the hood, which has a higher success rate than you would guess.
19th Aug '15 11:23:44 PM Mdumas43073
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The BigBad, TheDragon, and everything with teeth are just outside the character's locked car door, salivating and howling to get in. Naturally, the car will not start. No doubt the character is thinking "My car hates me."

Note that even if the car is stalled during an earthquake on a burning railroad track with two trains coming and a nuclear warhead heading toward the area, the driver will keep turning the ignition key, hitting the gas pedal, and praying, "Please start, please start...". The driver won't try abandoning the car and running for it, even if the danger is slow and distant enough to evade on foot. Chalk it up to either GenreBlindness or being horrifically attached to personal property. Some may even get out only to apply PercussiveMaintenance to the hood, which has a higher success rate than you would guess.

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The BigBad, TheDragon, and everything with teeth are just outside the character's locked car door, salivating and howling to get in. Naturally, the car will not start. No doubt the character is thinking thinking, "My car hates me."

Note that even if the car is stalled during an earthquake on a burning railroad track with two trains a train coming from each direction and a nuclear warhead heading toward the area, the driver will keep turning the ignition key, hitting the gas pedal, and praying, "Please start, please start...". The driver won't try abandoning the car and running for it, even if the danger is slow and distant enough to evade on foot. Chalk it up to either GenreBlindness or being horrifically attached to personal property. Some may even get out only to apply PercussiveMaintenance to the hood, which has a higher success rate than you would guess.
5th Aug '15 7:16:34 PM Prfnoff
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* TheOffspring's "Bad Habit" is a song about an AxCrazy guy who DrivesLikeCrazy with a gun on his hand. The singer [[http://books.google.com/books?id=3R7GZ8ghL8wC&pg=PA90 said he was inspired by]] [[TheAllegedCar his old Chevette that "wasn't really able to reach freeway speeds"]] and thus left him with feelings of revenge.

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* TheOffspring's Music/TheOffspring's "Bad Habit" is a song about an AxCrazy guy who DrivesLikeCrazy with a gun on his hand. The singer [[http://books.google.com/books?id=3R7GZ8ghL8wC&pg=PA90 said he was inspired by]] [[TheAllegedCar his old Chevette that "wasn't really able to reach freeway speeds"]] and thus left him with feelings of revenge.



* ''{{Exmortis}} 2'': In the Point and Click game, there's a mini game of this trope. The player must find the keys to start a car in the back yard of a building while the [[RedSkyTakeWarning clouds of Exmotis]] approach him.

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* ''{{Exmortis}} ''VideoGame/{{Exmortis}} 2'': In the Point and Click game, there's a mini game of this trope. The player must find the keys to start a car in the back yard of a building while the [[RedSkyTakeWarning clouds of Exmotis]] approach him.
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