History Main / TheAllegedCar

28th Mar '17 11:06:41 AM LadyJafaria
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It was cheap, it was easy to buy, or the only thing affordable. Charitably, it could be called a car. Unfortunately, it tops out at about 40 miles per hour (45 going downhill). [[PlotDrivenBreakdown It breaks down a lot]], and gets parking tickets ''while in motion''. It needs to have special-order replacement parts since the dealer, manufacturer, and ''[[BalkanizeMe country]]'' it came from are no longer in business. The only parts that aren't about to fall off are the ones firmly rusted in place. It can only be called "the alleged car".

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It was cheap, it was easy to buy, or the only thing affordable. Charitably, it could be called a car. Unfortunately, it tops out at about 40 miles per hour (45 going downhill). [[PlotDrivenBreakdown It breaks down a lot]], and gets parking tickets ''while in motion''. It needs to have special-order replacement parts since the dealer, manufacturer, and ''[[BalkanizeMe country]]'' it [[MadeInCountryX came from from]] are no longer in business. The only parts that aren't about to fall off are the ones firmly rusted in place. It can only be called "the alleged car".
24th Mar '17 8:32:06 PM TroperBeDoper
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** It [[DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash once]] crashed into [[TimeParadox itself]], and [[DoctorWho2011RNDSSpaceAndTime another time]] it landed [[ClosedCircle inside itself]].

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** It [[DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash once]] crashed into [[TimeParadox itself]], and [[DoctorWho2011RNDSSpaceAndTime [[Recap/DoctorWho2011RNDSSpaceAndTime another time]] it landed [[ClosedCircle inside itself]].
10th Mar '17 11:53:34 AM Tacitus
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* The FanFic/AllGuardsmenParty have their Discount Spaceship, the ''[[ShoutOut Occurrence]] [[Film/EventHorizon Border]]''. It's only half as long as a vessel of its class should be because the front fell off, so its "bow" is a big scab of melted metal. Whole sections of the ship are sealed off as unsafe or tainted. There's a primitive tribal society living in the vessel's hydroponics gardens, whose duties include keeping a carnivorous alien population down to manageable levels. The ship's interior is covered in little yellow notes bearing warnings such as "This control panel governs the flow of plasma through bays D3-S15, no one remembers why we have plasma going through there, but if you shut them off engines 3 and 7 stop working," or more commonly, "Do not touch this button." And things only get worse when the ship shudders its way into [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace the Warp.]] The only good thing about it is that it's a perfect mission ship, because ''no one'' who looks at it would ever suspect the Inquisition might be using it.
10th Mar '17 6:46:45 AM DrSlide
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** The title routine on ''200 M.P.H.'' includes a bit about getting heckled by a Volkswagen driver after his Rolls-Royce breaks down, followed by his skewering of VW's and the problems they have - such as getting blown into the ditch by passing trucks and losing in a head-on collision with a dog.
8th Mar '17 3:09:22 PM StFan
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'''Fat Freddy:''' Hunh? Oh yeah, except the turn signals don't turn off by themselves. ...And there's no spare tire...and the speedometer's way off...and the windshield wipers don't work...and it pops out of gear, and you have to pump on the brakes two or three times before they start to work, and...

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'''Fat Freddy:''' Hunh? Oh yeah, except the turn signals don't turn off by themselves. ...And there's no spare tire...and the speedometer's way off... and the windshield wipers don't work...work... and it pops out of gear, and you have to pump on the brakes two or three times before they start to work, and...



* In ''[[Fanfic/AKingdomDivided A Kingdom Divided]]'', Vinyl Scratch becomes one of the crew of an old, steam-powered airship. [[TooDumbToLive Its stoke is placed next to the balloon filled with hydrogen]].

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* In ''[[Fanfic/AKingdomDivided A Kingdom Divided]]'', ''Fanfic/AKingdomDivided'', Vinyl Scratch becomes one of the crew of an old, steam-powered airship. [[TooDumbToLive Its stoke is placed next to the balloon filled with hydrogen]].



-->'''Cowboy:''' ''(from the VillagePeople)'' Hey, sorry about the Dodge out front.\\

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-->'''Cowboy:''' ''(from -->'''Cowboy (from the VillagePeople)'' Music/VillagePeople):''' Hey, sorry about the Dodge out front.\\



** The navigation is expertly described as "knackered" before the Doctor even gets into it. It frequently takes him somewhere other than where he wanted to go (although often where he needed to be). It's also liable to keep him where he doesn't want to be, often through PlotDrivenBreakdown.

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** The navigation is expertly described as "knackered" before the Doctor even gets into it. It frequently takes him somewhere other than where he wanted wants to go (although often where he needed needs to be). It's also liable to keep him where he doesn't want to be, often through PlotDrivenBreakdown.
7th Mar '17 12:44:54 AM Psychadelico
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** While it's never shown on screen, Elwood states that he traded the original Bluesmobile (a Cadillac) for a microphone, and Jake never thinks to question if Elwood could have gotten a better deal.

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** While it's never shown on screen, Elwood states that he traded the original Bluesmobile (a Cadillac) for a microphone, and Jake never thinks to question if Elwood could have gotten a better deal. Whether this says more about [[TheAllegedCar the car]] or [[SkewedPriorities former owners]] is up to debate.
25th Feb '17 4:44:25 PM LB7979
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* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'': The Weasleys have a [[RuleOfCool flying]] Ford Anglia, which at the beginning of the movie is still a CoolCar, having only minor dysfunctions ("''The invisibility booster is faulty''"). 12-Year old son Ron then uses it to fly with Harry to Hogwarts, where he crashes it into the Stomping Tree, the Weeping Willow - that totally beats the car to pieces. The Weasley parents never bother to pick up their car from Hogwarts, and at the end of the school year, the beaten-up, malfunctioning car makes a sudden reappearance when Ron and Harry are in the Forbidden Forest. Most frighteningly, the car now also ''acts'' creepy, deliberately throwing Ron and Harry out of it [[note]]It's unclear if that's an effect of the Weeping Willow on it, or of the Forbidden Forest, or if it's normal for magical cars in the Potter-verse to be(come) semi-sentient.[[/note]]
16th Feb '17 6:50:22 PM mlsmithca
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* ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' has the [[AllThereInTheManual CC Pomatus]], CK's ship which [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/03/01/stuff-a-mouse-in-it/ has an "engine" instead of an engine room]], [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/03/08/transporter-problems/ a faulty transorporter]], [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/03/29/i-hate-the-living/ a snarky, uncooperative AI]], [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/03/07/a-little-crazy-2/ and an armory five decks below the main gun]].

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* ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' has the [[AllThereInTheManual CC Pomatus]], CK's ship which [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/03/01/stuff-a-mouse-in-it/ has an "engine" instead of an engine room]], [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/03/08/transporter-problems/ a faulty transorporter]], transporter]], [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/03/29/i-hate-the-living/ a snarky, uncooperative AI]], [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/03/07/a-little-crazy-2/ and an armory five decks below the main gun]].



* In ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'', Paul’s drives a 1975 Station wagon which still keeps going much to everyone’s amazement. ''(He doesn't know what the millage is since the odometer broke sometime after he moved to the Northwest.)''
* Webcomic/TheSchetchPad has quite a few of these, including Finn's own 50-year-old Volkwagon.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'', Paul’s drives a 1975 Station wagon which still keeps going much to everyone’s amazement. ''(He (He doesn't know what the millage is since the odometer broke sometime after he moved to the Northwest.)''
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* Webcomic/TheSchetchPad ''Webcomic/TheSchetchPad'' has quite a few of these, including Finn's own 50-year-old Volkwagon.Volkswagen.
15th Feb '17 10:31:43 PM Vir
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* On ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', Bob's car ''never'' works properly. He describes it as a classic, but it's a recurring gag that the thing never runs -- not even when a bug is about to infect Bob and company and turn them to stone (they have to resort to PercussiveMaintenance to get it going again).

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* On ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', Bob's car ''never'' works properly. He describes it as a classic, but it's a recurring gag that the thing never runs -- not even when a bug is about to infect Bob and company and [[TakenForGranite turn them to stone stone]] (they have to resort to PercussiveMaintenance to get it going again).
15th Feb '17 9:29:14 PM Vir
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', "Lemon Aid," Jon wins one of these in a contest and foolishly sold away his own car before seeing it.

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* In an the ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', "Lemon Aid," Jon wins one of these in a contest and foolishly sold away his own car before seeing it.
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