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24th Jun '17 7:05:35 PM nombretomado
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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 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.

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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 TheAllegedCar/RealLife Reliant Regal owner has painted his vehicle to look like it, and it came second only to the [[TheDukesOfHazzard [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard General Lee]] in a poll of the best-ever TV cars.
23rd Jun '17 8:09:49 PM DeckardCanine
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* ''Film/TwoForTheRoad'' sees the main couple in several vehicles, but most prominently an old MG that has trouble starting even right after its purchase. Eventually, they have no choice but to junk it.
23rd Jun '17 8:08:07 PM DeckardCanine
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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]]

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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 Twelve-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 Whomping Willow, which totally beats the car to pieces.up. 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 it.[[note]]It's unclear if whether that's an effect of the Weeping Willow on it, or of the Forbidden Forest, or if whether it's normal for magical cars in the Potter-verse to be(come) semi-sentient.[[/note]]


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* The plot of ''MarathonMan'' gets set in motion when [[DepravedDentist Dr. Szell's]] brother dies in a car accident, which probably wouldn't have happened if the car weren't barely functional.
5th Jun '17 6:13:26 PM Scorntex
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** Starbug, the transport craft, may qualify as an alleged ''ship''; it frequently breaks down or malfunctions and the interiors are as cramped and dingy as you'd expect from something built by the lowest bidder. Granted, much of the former two may be down to the number of crashes it's survived, but there can't be too many ships where going from Blue Alert to Red Alert involves changing the light bulb.

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** Starbug, the transport craft, may qualify as an alleged ''ship''; it frequently breaks down or malfunctions and the interiors are as cramped and dingy as you'd expect from something built by the lowest bidder. Granted, much of the former two may be down to the number of crashes it's survived, but there can't be too many ships where going from Blue Alert to Red Alert involves changing the light bulb. Despite this, and the fact the crew (the Cat in particular) have no end of complaints about it, the one in Seasons VI and VII manages to last several hundred years, an asteroid impact, and crashing into two different moons with relatively few problems. A small price to pay for the radio being stuck on country & western.
** Red Dwarf itself might also count. Even when it was new, it wasn't up to spec, thanks to massive budget cutbacks. The result of three millions years of wear and tear is a preposterously large and slow ship managed by a demented computer which has a small moon buried in its underside. At one point the ship is apparently stolen, and the Cat questions who in their right mind would steal "a giant red trashcan with no brakes and three million years on the clock".
22nd May '17 11:16:51 PM Gaurav
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* ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram'': Jack Benny's Maxwell.
* ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' featured Henery Crun and Minnie Bannister at one point driving a vehicle that makes The Alleged Car look positively [[Film/JamesBond Bondworthy]]. Suffice to say, it's seen going at three miles an hour, and the wick in the engine goes out. Though given that, at various times, characters in the Goons drove pianos, brick walls, barrel organs and steam-driven rockets, an actual ''car'', no matter what its condition, would have been fairly mundane.

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* ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram'': Jack Benny's Maxwell.
Maxwell. Originally a tape recording, its distinctive clattering, spluttering, squawking noise was later made by voice acting legend MelBlanc.
* ''Radio/TheGoonShow'' featured Henery Henry Crun and Minnie Bannister at one point driving a vehicle that makes The Alleged Car look positively [[Film/JamesBond Bondworthy]]. Suffice to say, it's seen going at three miles an hour, and the wick in the engine goes out. Though given that, at various times, characters in the Goons drove pianos, brick walls, barrel organs and steam-driven rockets, an actual ''car'', no matter what its condition, would have been fairly mundane.
17th May '17 2:01:17 PM cdrood
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** Similarly, Richie and Potsie bought a car together in an early episode of ''Series/HappyDays''. For his next car, Richie was smart enough to go to automotive expert Fonzie.
17th May '17 1:58:04 PM cdrood
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** One episode had Al on the phone with the manufacturer's automated answering systn going through a long list of questions about the car and pressing a button on the phone to answer each question. After the last answer, the computer referred to him by name.
17th May '17 2:44:28 AM DeepRed
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* ''"Rust In My Car"'' by NewZealand supergroup Citizen Band.
15th May '17 8:56:48 PM ProfessorDetective
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* The Murakami family's van in ''VisualNovel/KiraKira''. The main characters have a lot of trouble with it, and predictably, it breaks down completely when they're already in the middle of their DarkestHour.


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* The Murakami family's van in ''VisualNovel/KiraKira''. The main characters have a lot of trouble with it, and predictably, it breaks down completely when they're already in the middle of their DarkestHour.
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15th May '17 8:55:55 PM ProfessorDetective
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* ''VideoGame/{{Jalopy}}'' is about driving an old, barely functional car known as the Leica from Estern Germany to Turkey just after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Along the way you WILL have to fix everything on your car, you will probably have to scavenge spare parts off abandoned vehicles, and if you're very lucky you'll be able to upgrade engine parts so they are more durable or higher-performing.

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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Jalopy}}'' is about driving an old, barely functional car known as the Leica from Estern Germany to Turkey just after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Along the way you WILL The Murakami family's van in ''VisualNovel/KiraKira''. The main characters have to fix everything on your car, you will probably have to scavenge spare parts off abandoned vehicles, a lot of trouble with it, and if you're very lucky you'll be able to upgrade engine parts so they are more durable or higher-performing.predictably, it breaks down completely when they're already in the middle of their DarkestHour.



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* The Murakami family's van in ''VisualNovel/KiraKira''. The main characters have a lot of trouble with it, and predictably, it breaks down completely when they're already in the middle of their DarkestHour.
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