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13th Feb '18 11:53:30 AM eroock
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If the one who owns the car is a main character, the trope is WatchThePaintJob. See also ItsGoingDown. Practically a subtrope of WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong. Compare PricelessMingVase and MilhollandRelationshipMoment. Contrast TheAllegedCar, a vehicle whose defining quality is being terrible/hated instead of pretty/loved.

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If the one who owns the car is a main character, the trope is WatchThePaintJob. See also ItsGoingDown. Practically a subtrope of WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong. Compare ChronicallyCrashedCar, PricelessMingVase and MilhollandRelationshipMoment. Contrast TheAllegedCar, a vehicle whose defining quality is being terrible/hated instead of pretty/loved.
1st Feb '18 9:57:31 AM __Vano
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There's this total jerk, see, and he has a really nice car, very possibly a [[MidlifeCrisisCar shiny red convertible]]. And he loves this car more than anything else in the world. He will make it clear to everyone that the car is worth more to him than all their lives put together, and they are not to touch it, go near it, even look at it wrong.

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There's this total jerk, see, and he has a really nice car, very possibly a [[MidlifeCrisisCar shiny red convertible]]. And he loves this car more than anything else in the world. [[TemptingFate He will make it clear to everyone everyone]] that the car is worth more to him than all their lives put together, and they are not to touch it, go near it, even look at it wrong.
1st Feb '18 4:24:00 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "Three for the Road", Guy Roberts owns an immaculate red '57 Cadillac. Over the course of the episode, the car is gradually trashed due a combination of damage inflicted by the bad guys, and Mac stripping parts off the car to turn into [[MacGyvering makeshift weaponry]]. Mac has it fully restored for him at the episode.

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* ''Series/MacGyver'': ''Series/MacGyver1985'': In "Three for the Road", Guy Roberts owns an immaculate red '57 Cadillac. Over the course of the episode, the car is gradually trashed due a combination of damage inflicted by the bad guys, and Mac stripping parts off the car to turn into [[MacGyvering makeshift weaponry]]. Mac has it fully restored for him at the episode.
7th Dec '17 4:56:31 PM NCToni
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* Crowley's very attached to his Bentley in ''Literature/GoodOmens''.

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* Crowley's very attached to his Bentley in ''Literature/GoodOmens''. It's his favorite material possession, his full-body glove. It's also his choice of vehicle to what is ''probably'' the end of the world, no matter how much hellish flame or high water he has to drive through to get there.
16th Oct '17 10:16:43 AM Mdumas43073
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* The 1967 comedy ''The Flim-Flam Man'' has the eponymous character stealing a young woman's shiny new convertible. One long chase scene later, the vehicle is in ruins.
1st Oct '17 8:00:26 PM AdelePotter
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* ''Literature/TheHeartsWeSold'': The Daemon is very fond of his car, to the point where one of the ''only'' times he displays any actual emotion is when he thinks someone might throw up in it and ruin the upholstery.
31st Aug '17 6:19:55 PM Malady
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* ''{{Altermeta}}'': Josephine has a [[http://altermeta.net/oldarchive/archive.php?comic=71 late model Mustang]] that she's still too young to drive.

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* ''{{Altermeta}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Altermeta}}'': Josephine has a [[http://altermeta.net/oldarchive/archive.php?comic=71 late model Mustang]] that she's still too young to drive.



* Happens to Bummer's golf cart in the ''{{Stoked}}!'' episode "Reef, Broseph's and Emma's Totally Stupid Adventure".

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* Happens to Bummer's golf cart in the ''{{Stoked}}!'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Stoked}}!'' episode "Reef, Broseph's and Emma's Totally Stupid Adventure".
18th Aug '17 9:56:10 AM JamesAustin
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* Kerr's car from ''Film/TerminalVelocity'' gets driven ''out of a plane''. And Kerr ''leaps out after it''. It does not go well for him.

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* Kerr's car from ''Film/TerminalVelocity'' ''Film/TerminalVelocity1994'' gets driven ''out of a plane''. And Kerr ''leaps out after it''. It does not go well for him.
19th Jul '17 2:37:20 PM 8BrickMario
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* Donna of ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' is crazy about her Mercedes.

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* Donna of ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' is crazy about her Mercedes.Mercedes, and has a breakdown when an errant bullet on a hunting trip breaks one of its windows. However, she is willing to sacrifice it in a ploy for Leslie's campaign tour to succeed.
25th Apr '17 9:19:40 AM TheCuza
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* On ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Boomhauer ''used'' to have one of these in high school; until Hank, Bill, and Dale took it for a joyride and accidentally drove it into the old quarry. They had kept it a secret from him for all these years.
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