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28th Jan '16 10:10:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used in ''SexDrive'' with the JerkJock brother's '69 Pontiac GTO Judge, though thankfully it survives.
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* Used in ''SexDrive'' ''Film/SexDrive'' with the JerkJock brother's '69 Pontiac GTO Judge, though thankfully it survives.
25th Jan '16 5:51:12 AM Ereiam
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** And in Film/{{Spectre}}, we have the [=DB10=] prototype, which Bond "borrows" from Q and which, after a high-speed chase in the streets of Rome, ends up in the river Tiber. On a meta level, Aston Martin designed the [=DB10=] ''specifically'' for the movie. Only ten models were produced and seven of them got wrecked during the shooting.
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** And in Film/{{Spectre}}, ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', we have the [=DB10=] prototype, which Bond "borrows" from Q and which, after a high-speed chase in the streets of Rome, ends up in the river Tiber. On a meta level, Aston Martin designed the [=DB10=] ''specifically'' for the movie. Only ten models were produced and seven of them got wrecked during the shooting.
25th Jan '16 5:50:53 AM Ereiam
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** And in Film/{{Spectre}}, we have the [=DB10=] prototype, which Bond "borrows" from Q and which, after a high-speed chase in the streets of Rome, ends up in the river Tiber. On a meta level, Aston Martin designed the [=DB10=] ''specifically'' for the movie. Only ten models were produced and seven of them got wrecked during the shooting.
27th Dec '15 8:52:00 PM nombretomado
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* And on ''{{Psych}}'', Lassiter has a similar love for his government-issue Crown Vic. Although it has yet to be completely trashed, it has been (lightly) abused.
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* And on ''{{Psych}}'', ''Series/{{Psych}}'', Lassiter has a similar love for his government-issue Crown Vic. Although it has yet to be completely trashed, it has been (lightly) abused.
26th Dec '15 8:51:22 AM Dravencour
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Somebody has a car. Maybe he owns it. Maybe he just bought it, probably blowing a fortune on it. Maybe it was "borrowed" from his dad, or belongs to his employer. Maybe it's been surreptitiously stolen and needs to be transported somewhere in one piece. In any case, there is one important rule to remember: the rarer the car is, the more [[CoolCar expensive and exotic and classic]] it is, and ''especially'' the more a character fawns over it as though it is one of the most important things in the world to him, the [[ItsGoingDown less likely it is]] [[FinaglesLaw to make it through the movie or TV episode]] [[WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings in one piece, much less intact]]. In fact, it's not terribly uncommon for the car to get utterly demolished during the course of the thing, either through sheer bad luck or through the mistake of lending it to (or having it stolen by) someone who DrivesLikeCrazy.
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Somebody has a car. Maybe he owns it. Maybe he just bought it, probably blowing a fortune on it. Maybe it was "borrowed" from his dad, or belongs to his employer. Maybe it's been surreptitiously stolen and needs to be transported somewhere in one piece. In any case, there is one important rule to remember: the rarer the car is, the more [[CoolCar expensive and exotic and classic]] it is, and ''especially'' the more a character fawns over it as though it is one of the most important things in the world to him, the [[ItsGoingDown less likely it is]] [[FinaglesLaw to make it through the movie or TV episode]] [[WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings in one piece, much less intact]]. In fact, it's not terribly uncommon for the car to get utterly demolished during the course of the thing, either through sheer bad luck luck, WackyFratboyHijinx, or through the mistake of lending it to (or having it stolen by) someone who DrivesLikeCrazy.
30th Oct '15 5:33:17 PM Discar
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* In ''ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'', Jared borrows the Commander's car (with his permission, mind), and when he goes to park it after returning it, backs into the wall and dents the car. Unlike most examples though, the Commander is okay with it, saying that it was an easy fix and that finishing project cars make them less fun anyway, so you might as well hand it to a teenager to bust up and keep the work going. (Besides, his bigger concern was making sure ''his kids'' made it home in one piece.)
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* In ''ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'', ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'', Jared borrows the Commander's car (with his permission, mind), and when he goes to park it after returning it, backs into the wall and dents the car. Unlike most examples though, the Commander is okay with it, saying that it was an easy fix and that finishing project cars make them less fun anyway, so you might as well hand it to a teenager to bust up and keep the work going. (Besides, his bigger concern was making sure ''his kids'' made it home in one piece.)
1st Oct '15 2:28:00 AM Ereiam
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* ''Film/PulpFiction''. Vincent's Malibu. Possibly the one thing he's proudest of in all the world, and "some dickless piece of shit" ([[spoiler: heavily implied to be Butch]]) goes and keys it. Then, when Mia overdoses and Vincent rushes her to Lance (to whom he was complaining about the keying earlier), he ends his trip by crashing it into Lance's house (by then, his car's condition is the last of his concerns anyway).
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* ''Film/PulpFiction''. Vincent's Malibu. Possibly the one thing he's proudest of in all the world, and "some dickless piece of shit" ([[spoiler: heavily implied to be Butch]]) goes and keys it. Then, when Mia overdoses and Vincent rushes her to Lance (to whom he was complaining about the keying earlier), he ends his trip by [[CarMeetsHouse crashing it into Lance's house house]] (by then, then his car's condition is the last of his concerns anyway).
23rd Sep '15 8:46:19 AM Folamh3
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Compare BrokenTreasure, which this trope can turn into if the car ''is'' demolished. When this happens with what you're wearing, you've got yourself some DoomedNewClothes. When the car does not belong to one of the main characters, it's ThePreciousPreciousCar. DreadedCarMakeover also has some relation, in that the person's car also ends up being given a makeover so ridiculous that they can only express shock and horror at seeing the "modifications" of the car.
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Compare BrokenTreasure, which this trope can turn into if the car ''is'' demolished. When this happens with what you're wearing, you've got yourself some DoomedNewClothes. When the car does not belong to one of the main characters, it's ThePreciousPreciousCar. DreadedCarMakeover also has some relation, in that the person's car also ends up being given a makeover so ridiculous that they can only express shock and horror at seeing the "modifications" of the car. car. Closely related to ActionInsuranceGag.
6th Sep '15 4:00:25 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[NeedForSpeed Need For Speed Most Wanted]]'', you have a racing-built BMW right off the bat, but you quickly loses it to the BigBad. The whole plot deals with you making your way through street racing to get your car back. [[BagOfSpilling Then it's crashed and destroyed anyway in the sequel.]]
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* In ''[[NeedForSpeed Need For Speed Most Wanted]]'', ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeedMostWanted'', you have a racing-built BMW right off the bat, but you quickly loses it to the BigBad. The whole plot deals with you making your way through street racing to get your car back. [[BagOfSpilling Then it's crashed and destroyed anyway in the sequel.]]
26th Aug '15 5:21:04 PM MechWarrior
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', the Red Skull give Zola the "Not a scratch" line in regards to his extremely cool Hydramobile. The car shows up again in the film, in pristine condition and with Red Skull driving it. Phillips then steals it to catch Skull's flying wing in the finale, causing it to get mildly chewed up by the propellers. Skull looks more than a little annoyed, but he isn't in a position to complain.
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', the Red Skull give Zola the "Not a scratch" scratch." line in regards to his extremely cool Hydramobile. The car shows up again in the film, in pristine condition and with Red Skull driving it. Phillips then steals it to catch Skull's flying wing in the finale, causing it to get mildly chewed up by the propellers. Skull looks more than a little annoyed, but he isn't in a position to complain.
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