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26th Apr '16 12:20:38 AM aye_amber
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** ''SaintsRow'' has the Chop Shop diversion, which works very similarly. The instant you get into a wanted vehicle in ''SaintsRow2'' or approach the right island in ''SaintsRowTheThird'', you suddenly get a minimum police notoriety level, often three or even five stars. On top of that, the AI DrivesLikeCrazy at times. Good luck getting the vehicle to the chop shop in one piece, let alone getting any significant reward for it. The only good news is that there's no time limit, but given that the cops are actively hunting you down while you're taking it to the chop shop, it's in your best interest to get to the end ASAP.

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** ''SaintsRow'' has the Chop Shop diversion, which works very similarly. The instant you get into a wanted vehicle in ''SaintsRow2'' or approach the right island in ''SaintsRowTheThird'', ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird,'' you suddenly get a minimum police notoriety level, often three or even five stars. On top of that, the AI DrivesLikeCrazy at times. Good luck getting the vehicle to the chop shop in one piece, let alone getting any significant reward for it. The only good news is that there's no time limit, but given that the cops are actively hunting you down while you're taking it to the chop shop, it's in your best interest to get to the end ASAP.
12th Apr '16 10:51:50 AM Piando
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* The new automobile Bessie buys in ''TobaccoRoad''.

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* The new automobile Bessie buys in ''TobaccoRoad''.''Literature/TobaccoRoad''.



* In an episode of ''FreaksAndGeeks'', Lindsey's friends convince her to "borrow" her parents' station wagon to help transport their band's equipment to a gig, against her better judgement. Naturally, she is distracted by her friends and crashes into another car that was pulling out of a driveway, causing Lindsey to get grounded.

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* In an episode of ''FreaksAndGeeks'', ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'', Lindsey's friends convince her to "borrow" her parents' station wagon to help transport their band's equipment to a gig, against her better judgement. Naturally, she is distracted by her friends and crashes into another car that was pulling out of a driveway, causing Lindsey to get grounded.



* Ray Vecchio's Buick Riviera on ''DueSouth''. And it eventually got blown to bits with a bomb that was meant for Ray, but killed another officer instead.

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* Ray Vecchio's Buick Riviera on ''DueSouth''.''Series/DueSouth''. And it eventually got blown to bits with a bomb that was meant for Ray, but killed another officer instead.



* ''MissionHill'': Andy's boss Ron is arrested for tax evasion, and chooses to sign the title of his sports car over to Kevin so the IRS can't seize it. Predictably, it gets destroyed at the end of the episode, nailed by a semi truck just as Kevin is giving an [[SedgwickSpeech ill-timed speech]] about responsibility.

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* ''MissionHill'': ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'': Andy's boss Ron is arrested for tax evasion, and chooses to sign the title of his sports car over to Kevin so the IRS can't seize it. Predictably, it gets destroyed at the end of the episode, nailed by a semi truck just as Kevin is giving an [[SedgwickSpeech ill-timed speech]] about responsibility.



* In ''FanboyAndChumChum'', Lenny and Boog, as part of their plot to steal Fanboy's drinking cup, decide to pick up Fanboy and Chum Chum in Boog's car in the hopes that Fanboy will put his cup in the drink holder. Unfortunately, it turns out that Fanboy and Chum Chum have just been having a competition to see which of them can step in the most gum. And now they want to pick up everybody they know for the ride. (Including a ''seagull.)''

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* In ''FanboyAndChumChum'', ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'', Lenny and Boog, as part of their plot to steal Fanboy's drinking cup, decide to pick up Fanboy and Chum Chum in Boog's car in the hopes that Fanboy will put his cup in the drink holder. Unfortunately, it turns out that Fanboy and Chum Chum have just been having a competition to see which of them can step in the most gum. And now they want to pick up everybody they know for the ride. (Including a ''seagull.)''
11th Apr '16 7:23:45 AM HeroGal2347
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* Robert Petrie of the ''Series/DickVanDykeShow'' bought a brand new car and he loved it. Unfortunately, he had to loan it to his wife...

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* Robert Petrie of the ''Series/DickVanDykeShow'' ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' bought a brand new car and he loved it. Unfortunately, he had to loan it to his wife...
16th Feb '16 11:34:06 AM RevDave
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** Rally seems to have a reputation for this sort of thing. Over and over in the manga Rally's classic '67 GT500 Mustang is being scraped, shot at, battered and beaten to within an inch of its life. At one point in the manga Rally mentions she can't get a rental car because nobody will insure her.

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** Rally seems to have a reputation for this sort of thing. Over and over in the manga Rally's classic '67 GT500 [=GT500=] Mustang is being scraped, shot at, battered and beaten to within an inch of its life. At one point in the manga Rally mentions she can't get a rental car because nobody will insure her.
16th Feb '16 11:33:25 AM RevDave
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** TruthInTelevision here. The Jeep was so simple and durable that it could do just about anything. Many GIs loved the thing so much they bought their own from surplus, or bought one when a civilian model became available. When a Jeep finally did give out though, many a soldier would put it out of its misery [[note]] A tradition carried over from the Calvary [[/note]]. This is even seen in an episode of MASH where Col. Potter shoots his jeep after Frank ran it over with an M4 Sherman.

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** TruthInTelevision here. The Jeep was so simple and durable that it could do just about anything. Many GIs [=GI=]s loved the thing so much they bought their own from surplus, or bought one when a civilian model became available. When a Jeep finally did give out though, many a soldier would put it out of its misery [[note]] A tradition carried over from the Calvary [[/note]]. This is even seen in an episode of MASH where Col. Potter shoots his jeep after Frank ran it over with an M4 Sherman.
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.
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