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19th Jan '17 11:09:42 AM starwolf
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* When ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' wants to break the land-speed record, Igor builds him a car to do so. Sort of.
-->'''Duckula''': Uh, are you sure this will be all right at 700 miles per hour?\\
'''Igor''': It is wind-tunnel tested, m'lord.\\
'''Nanny''': Is that when you stood it in the corridor and fanned it with your hand?\\
'''Igor''': Silence Nanny!\\
'''Nanny''': Only bits fell off it then.
7th Jan '17 6:19:46 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/VoidCity'', Carl loans Eric one while Eric's own car is out of commission. He deliberately picked the worst one available since, knowing Eric as he does, he figures it's just going to get wrecked somehow and there's no point wasting a good car.
7th Jan '17 2:48:56 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/TheWomanInRed'': Teddy is frustrated with the windshield wipers and wonders aloud what he would do if he had a date.
6th Jan '17 2:05:51 PM nombretomado
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%%* Troy's truck in ''[[HighSchoolMusical High School Musical 3: Senior Year]]''.

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%%* Troy's truck in ''[[HighSchoolMusical High School Musical 3: Senior Year]]''.''Film/HighSchoolMusical3SeniorYear''.
30th Dec '16 3:43:50 PM WillBGood
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%% * A common [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texan joke]] involves a Texan bragging about the size of his ranch by explaining that it takes him all day to drive from his house to the end of his property, getting the reply, "Yeah, I've had a car like that too..."
%% * "Once you start driving a Toyota, you won't be able to stop." [[FunnyAneurysmMoment It certainly doesn't help]] that their motto is "moving ''forward''".
%%* "At least my Toyota has a [[DrivingStick manual transmission]] so if it runs away I can hit the brake and clutch, leaving both hands free for the wheel. Or the [[ChristianityIsCatholic Rosary]]."
%%* Many jokes about Yugos exist:
%%** How do you get a Yugo up to 60 mph? Push it off a cliff.
%%** Why do Yugos come with rear window defrosters? So the people pushing it can keep their hands warm.
%%** How do you double the value of a Yugo? Fill the gas tank.
%%** Overheard at a crime scene:
%%--->'''Policeman:''' What car were the suspects driving?\\
%%'''Witness:''' They were in a Yugo 45.\\
%%'''Policeman:''' So that makes it a push-by shooting.
%%* [[GermanHumour Trabi jokes]]. See the TheAllegedCar/RealLife section.
%%--> '''Customer:''' Can I have a spare wheel for my Trabi?\\
%%'''Shop owner:''' Yeah, that's a fair swap.
%%* What's the difference between an Austin Allegro and a Jehovah's Witness? You can shut the door on a Jehovah's Witness.
%%* Why do they call them Buick Centurys? Because only people over 100 years old drive them.
%%* What do you call a Lada doing 30? A miracle.
%%** What do you call a Lada doing 60? A mirage.
%%*** What do you call a Lada doing 90? Lunacy.
%%* What's the difference between a Lada and a tampon? The tampon comes with its own tow rope
%%* What do you call a Lada with a sunroof? A greenhouse
%%** What do you call a Lada with an open sunroof? A skip[[note]]Dumpster[[/note]]
%%* Why do they call it a Ford? Because it stands for "Found On Roadside Dead".
%%** Or "Fix or Repair Daily".
%%** Or "Fucker Only Runs Downhill".
%%** Or "Found On Rubbish Dump".
%%** Or "Four Old Rusted Doors".
%%** Or the inverse, "Driver Returns on Foot".
%%* What does FIAT stand for?
%%** Fix it again, Tony!
%%** Futile Italian Attempt at Technology.
%%** Failure In Automotive Technology.
%%* Dodge: Drips Oil, Drops Grease, Everywhere
%%* SAAB
%%** Swedish Autos Always Break
%%** >sob<
%%* KIA= Kill it, already!
%%* Pontiac (cleaned-up for public consumption): Poor Old Nitwit[[note]]or "People on Narcotics/Nyquil"[[/note]] Think(s) It's A Cadillac.
%%* Lotus: Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious
%%* A popular German rhyme: ''BMW - steig ab und geh'' (BMW - get out and walk).
%%* Chevrolet: Constant Haranguing Engine Valve Rattle On Long, Extended Trips
%%* In Film/TheAwfulTruth, the incident between Lucy and her music teacher which led to the leads' divorce involved one of these breaking down. Lampshaded by Lucy, saying that the car was very old to begin with, but Jerry doesn't believe her story.
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30th Dec '16 3:41:01 PM WillBGood
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%%* [[GermanHumour Trabi jokes]]. See the RealLife section.

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%%* [[GermanHumour Trabi jokes]]. See the RealLife TheAllegedCar/RealLife section.



** Kate's Citroën 2CV is the TropeNamer. It gets her in court by throwing a wheel and nearly causing an accident; a police officer would refer to it as "the alleged car". The 2CV has this reputation in RealLife as well.

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** Kate's Citroën 2CV is the TropeNamer. It gets her in court by throwing a wheel and nearly causing an accident; a police officer would refer to it as "the alleged car". The 2CV has this reputation in RealLife TheAllegedCar/RealLife as well.



* The Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'' apparently has a particular affection for this trope. In the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novels, he has a Trabant, as featured in the RealLife subpage. He drives it during his stint as a single father and wealthy business consultant, working with the kind of people who drive "Porsches and [=BMWs=]", next to which the Trabant looks like "an old drunk uncle at a wedding". He keeps a ton of books in it, and it often stalls, but at the end it comes through when the Doctor needs to go rescue [[spoiler:his daughter from being whisked off the planet]]:

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* The Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'' apparently has a particular affection for this trope. In the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novels, he has a Trabant, as featured in the RealLife TheAllegedCar/RealLife subpage. He drives it during his stint as a single father and wealthy business consultant, working with the kind of people who drive "Porsches and [=BMWs=]", next to which the Trabant looks like "an old drunk uncle at a wedding". He keeps a ton of books in it, and it often stalls, but at the end it comes through when the Doctor needs to go rescue [[spoiler:his daughter from being whisked off the planet]]:



** The Reliant Regal three-wheeled van owned by the main characters is a famous example, the SoBadItsGood of the car world. It's popular enough that more than one RealLife Reliant Regal owner has painted his vehicle to look like it, and it came second only to the [[TheDukesOfHazzard General Lee]] in a poll of the best-ever TV cars.

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** The Reliant Regal three-wheeled van owned by the main characters is a famous example, the SoBadItsGood of the car world. It's popular enough that more than one RealLife TheAllegedCar/RealLife Reliant Regal owner has painted his vehicle to look like it, and it came second only to the [[TheDukesOfHazzard General Lee]] in a poll of the best-ever TV cars.



* One episode of ''Creator/MichaelPalin's New Europe'' had him take a tour of Nowa Huta (a Communist-built industrial suburb of Krakow) in an [[EastGermany East German]] Trabant, a RealLife embodiment of this trope.

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* One episode of ''Creator/MichaelPalin's New Europe'' had him take a tour of Nowa Huta (a Communist-built industrial suburb of Krakow) in an [[EastGermany East German]] Trabant, a RealLife TheAllegedCar/RealLife embodiment of this trope.



** We have Walt's beige 2004 Pontiac Aztek (see [[TheAllegedCar/RealLife Real Life]]), which he eventually ends up selling for ''50 dollars''.

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** We have Walt's beige 2004 Pontiac Aztek (see [[TheAllegedCar/RealLife Real Life]]), TheAllegedCar/RealLife), which he eventually ends up selling for ''50 dollars''.
30th Dec '16 3:39:17 PM WillBGood
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* A subplot in the ''[[Literature/SpiderManTheDarkestHours The Darkest Hours]]'', a SpiderMan novel written by Creator/JimButcher, involves Mary Jane Watson-Parker having to take her driving test so she can play Lady [[Theater/{{Macbeth}}]] for a theater company in Atlantic City. She surprises Peter by announcing that she had purchased a rusty, lime-green Gremlin. [[spoiler:The Gremlin also turns out to be a ChekhovsGun; when Spider-Man is almost killed by Mortia the Ancient, MJ ends up ramming into her with the Gremlin while quoting Lady Macbeth.]]

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* A subplot in the ''[[Literature/SpiderManTheDarkestHours The Darkest Hours]]'', a SpiderMan novel written by Creator/JimButcher, involves Mary Jane Watson-Parker having to take her driving test so she can play Lady [[Theater/{{Macbeth}}]] Theater/{{Macbeth}} for a theater company in Atlantic City. She surprises Peter by announcing that she had purchased a rusty, lime-green Gremlin. [[spoiler:The Gremlin also turns out to be a ChekhovsGun; when Spider-Man is almost killed by Mortia the Ancient, MJ ends up ramming into her with the Gremlin while quoting Lady Macbeth.]]
27th Dec '16 12:56:06 PM BKelly95
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* One of the first favors you have to perform in ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'' involves driving one of these into the harbor. The owner needs the insurance money to pay her husband's medical bills. Wei suggests selling it before being asked to crash it. The car is in pretty bad shape (one hit would probably render it inoperable) and it's quite obvious no one would buy it for a decent price.
24th Dec '16 12:18:05 AM AgentTasmania
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** The crew hit this hard when trying to buy cars for under £100 (less than the cost of a long-distance train ticket). May's Audi and Hammond's Rover 416 were barely functional. Clarkson had the best car, a 1970s Volvo where none of the electronics worked (and which he crashed at 40 mph); oddly, he got it for ''one pound''.

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** The crew hit this hard when trying to buy cars for under £100 (less than the cost of a long-distance train ticket). May's Audi and Hammond's Rover 416 were barely functional. Clarkson had by far the best car, a 1970s Volvo where which was mechanically sound (even after a 40mph crash) even if none of the electronics really worked (and which he crashed at 40 mph); oddly, he got it for by the end. For a car that cost ''one pound''.pound'', that ain't bad.
20th Dec '16 2:45:27 PM StFan
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-->I insist, though, that when in Transbelvia, the truly discriminating tourist is obligated to drive the national automobile, the one and only Belv. The Belv is the quintessential East-European car, a tiny tin box with a two-stroke motor that sounds like a mimeograph machine on Self-Destruct and smells like a burning blackwall tire. This particular one had a four-speed manual gearbox that liked to crunch and jitter on shifts, brakes operated by cables, and no gauges that worked.

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-->I -->''I insist, though, that when in Transbelvia, the truly discriminating tourist is obligated to drive the national automobile, the one and only Belv. The Belv is the quintessential East-European car, a tiny tin box with a two-stroke motor that sounds like a mimeograph machine on Self-Destruct and smells like a burning blackwall tire. This particular one had a four-speed manual gearbox that liked to crunch and jitter on shifts, brakes operated by cables, and no gauges that worked.''






* [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny's]] Maxwell.

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* [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram'': Jack Benny's]] Benny's Maxwell.



* [[CarTalk Click and Clack]] deal with these a lot, including infamously Tom's Dodge Dart, which he appeared as in the Pixar movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''.

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* [[CarTalk ''Radio/CarTalk'': Click and Clack]] Clack deal with these a lot, including infamously Tom's Dodge Dart, which he appeared as in the Pixar movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''.



* ''AmosAndAndy'''s taxicab, forming the fleet for the Fresh Air Taxicab Company of America, Inc.

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* ''AmosAndAndy'''s ''Radio/AmosAndAndy'''s taxicab, forming the fleet for the Fresh Air Taxicab Company of America, Inc.
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