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13th Feb '16 4:55:44 AM EDP
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** In Paperinik stories [[WhatAPieceOfJunk it's actually formidable]], as [[GadgeteerGenius Gyro]] tricked her out. Among other things it's faster and tougher, has a spring ejection seat, extendible bumper, an oil spread system, can change licence plate by pushing a button and colour by applying a special gas to it, and can ''fly''.
11th Feb '16 4:02:22 PM Blazer
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Clarifying Spider-Mobiles.
* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': The Spider-Mobile. Unlike most examples on this page, it was actually pretty pimped out... just really uncool in being pointless (Spider-Man neither needs nor -- as the arc in which the thing appeared showed -- has the ability to drive a car) and corny looking. [[DorkAge The butt of many jokes in hindsight]].
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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': The original Spider-Mobile. Unlike most examples on this page, it was actually pretty pimped out... just really uncool in being pointless (Spider-Man neither needs nor -- as the arc in which the thing appeared showed -- has the ability to drive a car) and corny looking. [[DorkAge The butt of many jokes in hindsight]]. The modern day one introduced in the ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' reboot averts this majorly.
5th Feb '16 9:32:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* The VW bus in ''LittleMissSunshine'' has to be push started because it needed a new clutch, but the family would have missed Olive's contest if they had waited for it to be fixed. Also, the horn had a loose connection and beeped intermittently. * Subverted in ''[[TheFastAndTheFurious Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift]]''. Sean's car is a rusty Monte Carlo that seems to be falling apart... until you realize it's a "[[WhatAPieceOfJunk sleeper car]]", that is, a car that looks bland at best, beaten-up at worst, but tricked out under the hood so much it can beat a brand-new Dodge Viper.
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* The VW bus in ''LittleMissSunshine'' ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'' has to be push started because it needed a new clutch, but the family would have missed Olive's contest if they had waited for it to be fixed. Also, the horn had a loose connection and beeped intermittently. * Subverted in ''[[TheFastAndTheFurious Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift]]''.''Film/TheFastAndTheFuriousTokyoDrift''. Sean's car is a rusty Monte Carlo that seems to be falling apart... until you realize it's a "[[WhatAPieceOfJunk sleeper car]]", that is, a car that looks bland at best, beaten-up at worst, but tricked out under the hood so much it can beat a brand-new Dodge Viper.

* Andrew Steyn's car in ''TheGodsMustBeCrazy!'' is nicknamed "The Antichrist" (for multiple reasons) or "Son Of A Mlakka" depending on who you ask.
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* Andrew Steyn's car in ''TheGodsMustBeCrazy!'' ''Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy!'' is nicknamed "The Antichrist" (for multiple reasons) or "Son Of A Mlakka" depending on who you ask.
31st Jan '16 12:35:09 PM PicardsDouble
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*** All three vehicles in the Budget Supercar special. Clarkson's Maserati Merak lost when its engine disintegrated into a fine cloud of metal bits. Richard Hammond's Ferrari[[note]]'''Jeremy:''' It's not a Ferrari![[/note]] from the same episode had all the engine electronics fail; May's Lamborghini kept running out of electricity, though it was the only car that actually ran out of fuel rather than fail. However, following the episode, the Lamborghini was bought by a supercar enthusiast who restored it to working condition, and Hammond restored the Ferrari himself; meanwhile, Clarkson's Maserati was so far gone that it had to be broken up for scrap, so it definitely wins the Alleged Car crown for the episode.
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*** All three vehicles in the Budget Supercar special. Clarkson's Maserati Merak lost when its engine disintegrated into a fine cloud of metal bits. Richard Hammond's Ferrari[[note]]'''Jeremy:''' Ferrari Dino[[note]]'''Jeremy:''' It's not a Ferrari![[/note]] from the same episode had all the engine electronics fail; May's Lamborghini Urraco kept running out of electricity, though it was the only car that actually ran out of fuel rather than fail. However, following the episode, the Lamborghini was bought by a supercar enthusiast who restored it to working condition, and Hammond restored the Ferrari himself; meanwhile, Clarkson's Maserati was so far gone that it had to be broken up for scrap, so it definitely wins the Alleged Car crown for the episode.

** Also subverted by the car Hammond bought in the Botswana episode, a 1963 Opel Kadett A. [[ICallItVera Dubbed "Oliver"]]. He became attached to it and eventually took it with him back home to England. While dirt cheap, it survived unmodified, unlike the other two cars, and only had one major breakdown because Hammond accidentally sank it in a river.
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** Also subverted by the car Hammond bought in the Botswana episode, a 1963 Opel Kadett A. [[ICallItVera Dubbed "Oliver"]]. He became attached to it and eventually took it with him back home to England. While dirt cheap, it survived unmodified, unlike the other two cars, and only had one major breakdown because Hammond accidentally sank it in a river. It eventually appeared on TV again in kid's TV show ''Richard Hammond's Blast Lab''.
30th Jan '16 5:37:18 PM Hemma
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If it's a horse or a computer that gets this treatment, then you're respectively dealing with either TheAllegedSteed or TheAllegedComputer. If the car looks like this but is secretly a CoolCar, see WhatAPieceOfJunk. A ChronicallyCrashedCar may become one of these if it gets repaired one too many times. Either this or a bicycle will be part of a RealVehicleReveal.
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If it's a horse or a computer that gets this treatment, then you're respectively dealing with either TheAllegedSteed or TheAllegedComputer. If the The subversion of this trope, where a car looks like this but is secretly a CoolCar, see is called WhatAPieceOfJunk. A ChronicallyCrashedCar may become one of these if it gets repaired one too many times. Either this or a bicycle will be part of a RealVehicleReveal.
23rd Jan '16 4:29:32 PM nombretomado
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* AdamSandler's "Ode To My Car" is a [[ClusterFBomb profanity-laced]] {{Reggae}}-esque ballad with a chorus of "Piece of shit car, I gotta piece of shit car".
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* AdamSandler's Creator/AdamSandler's "Ode To My Car" is a [[ClusterFBomb profanity-laced]] {{Reggae}}-esque ballad with a chorus of "Piece of shit car, I gotta piece of shit car".
23rd Jan '16 1:39:21 PM BKelly95
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* The [=DeLorean=] lives up (down?) to its reputation on ''WebVideo/ComediansInCarsGettingCoffee''. It becomes the first car in the series to break down after picking up the guest. (The guest was Creator/PattonOswalt if you're wondering.)
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* ''WebVideo/ComediansInCarsGettingCoffee'': ** The [=DeLorean=] lives up (down?) to its reputation on ''WebVideo/ComediansInCarsGettingCoffee''. It when Creator/JerrySeinfeld picks up Creator/PattonOswalt and it becomes the first car in the series to break down. ** The second car to break down after picking up on the guest. (The guest series was Creator/PattonOswalt if you're wondering.)the Siata 8V he uses to pick up Creator/SteveMartin. Before he even gets going, he tries out the controls and breaks the turn signal off.
20th Jan '16 1:36:26 PM MathsAngelicVersion
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* In Music/OysteinSunde's "Engelsk bil" ("English Car"), the narrator sings about the terrible cars he's owned: ** His first English car was a Vauxhall Victor. He got tired of pushing it and bought a Saab. ** The Saab coughed and struggled all the time, and only had enough boot space for a hat. ** His CitroŽn rusted, trundled, leaked a lot and forced him to buy a bag full of uncommon tools. ** His Italian car could actually achieve a high RPM, but didn't last long. ** His second English car was a Hillman. He could ''hear'' it rust, the engine refused to work, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the windscreen wiper didn't work either]]. ** The De Soto was shiny and had a large engine, but ran out of fuel after driving a mere 100 metres. ** He currently has an unknown English car, which is no better than the others. The key snaps when he starts it, and he can't drive more than a mile before it stops. He also mentions that it sinks when he drives into a river - a pretty common problem for cars, but its inclusion suggests that he knows it from experience and that it happened because the car has horrible handling.
19th Jan '16 4:05:04 PM jormis29
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* The 1962 VW Microbus Jeremy and Hector are "restoring" in ''ComicBook/{{Zits}}''. It has wildlife living in the engine compartment and creates its own smokescreen as it drives.
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* The 1962 VW Microbus Jeremy and Hector are "restoring" in ''ComicBook/{{Zits}}''.''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}''. It has wildlife living in the engine compartment and creates its own smokescreen as it drives.
15th Jan '16 6:02:42 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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-->'''Junk!Crow:''' "HELLO, GUYS! Are there [=THINGs=] that are [=HAPpenING=]!" -->'''Servo:''' *coughs* "Ugh, it sounds like he's runnin' rich!"
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-->'''Junk!Crow:''' "HELLO, "HEY, GUYS! Are there [=THINGs=] that are [=HAPpenING=]!" -->'''Servo:''' *coughs* "Ugh, it sounds like he's he must be runnin' rich!"
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