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11th Jan '18 7:01:40 AM Saveelich
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** By ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', the Falcon's been dumped on a scavenger world, viewed as "garbage" even by Rey. However she doesn't know what it is. When she ''does'' learn it's the ship of the legendary Han Solo, she practically {{Squee}}s.

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** By ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', the Falcon's been dumped on a scavenger world, viewed as "garbage" even by Rey. However she doesn't know what it is. When she ''does'' learn it's the ship of the legendary Han Solo, she practically {{Squee}}s.{{squee}}s.
11th Jan '18 6:58:20 AM Saveelich
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' is the {{Trope Namer|s}}, from Luke's line about the ''[[CoolStarship Millennium Falcon]]''.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' is the {{Trope Namer|s}}, from Luke's line about Han Solo's starship, the ''[[CoolStarship Millennium Falcon]]''.



** [[spoiler: By ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', the Falcon's been dumped on a scavenger world, viewed as "garbage" even by Rey. However she doesn't know what it is. When she ''does'' learn its the Falcon, she practically [[{{Squee}} Squees.]]]]

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** [[spoiler: By ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', the Falcon's been dumped on a scavenger world, viewed as "garbage" even by Rey. However she doesn't know what it is. When she ''does'' learn its it's the Falcon, ship of the legendary Han Solo, she practically [[{{Squee}} Squees.]]]]{{Squee}}s.
** In ''Film/TheLastJedi'', [[spoiler:the Falcon gets called "piece of junk" once again, by Kylo Ren this time around, during the battle of Crait as it shows up and wreaks havoc on the TIE fighters.]]
2nd Jan '18 11:29:19 PM Linda58
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** [[spoiler: By ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', the Falcon's been dumped on a scavenger world, viewed as "garbage" even by Rey.]]

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** [[spoiler: By ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', the Falcon's been dumped on a scavenger world, viewed as "garbage" even by Rey.]] However she doesn't know what it is. When she ''does'' learn its the Falcon, she practically [[{{Squee}} Squees.]]]]
28th Dec '17 3:17:24 PM DaibhidC
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* In the first Literature/AlbertCampion novel, ''The Crime at Black Dudley", a professional criminal posing as a harmless eccentric has what appears to be an ancient early-1900s car, but actually has a modern sports car engine and chassis.

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* In the first Literature/AlbertCampion novel, ''The Crime at Black Dudley", Dudley'', a professional criminal posing as a harmless eccentric has what appears to be an ancient early-1900s car, but actually has a modern sports car engine and chassis.


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* In the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novel ''Father Time'', part of the Amnesia Arc, the Doctor, who by the 1980s has become a peculiarly Doctorish version of a yuppie, drives a Trabant, which looks very out of place parked next to conventional yupmobiles. Then, in an emergency, he floors the accelerator and easily overtakes a very surprised man in an Audi.
27th Dec '17 3:25:13 PM merotoker
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Polar opposite of this trope is the RiceBurner. Compare LethalJokeCharacter, ExcaliburInTheRust and OlderIsBetter. See also TheAllegedCar for when it is just as bad as it looks. [[IThoughtItMeant Not related to]] ItsAllJunk. An example of ArtisticLicenseCars.

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Polar opposite of this trope is the RiceBurner. Compare LethalJokeCharacter, ExcaliburInTheRust and OlderIsBetter. See also TheAllegedCar for when it is just as bad as it looks. [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not related to]] ItsAllJunk. An example of ArtisticLicenseCars.



** To be perfectly fair, the [=AE=]86 chassis is indeed impressive -- for a commuter's car; allied with the car's light weight and the high-revving fuel-injected twin cam engine, Takumi's specific version of the Trueno is a little marvel to drive on mountain roads -- and is not the only "el cheapo" car to win the favors of drivers: The Peugeot 106 GTI, the "sporty" version of your typical French women car, was voted second best handling car in the world (because they couldn't justify a cheap FW hatchback beating the Ferrari 355) by the crazy dudes at ''Series/TopGear'' (see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK-hprvTNf8). When he drives Itsuki's Levin, which has the [=AE=]85 variant of the chassis (it lacks reinforced triangles, anti-roll bars, and a limited slip differential) powered by a single-cam carburated engine, Takumi remarks how dull and unreliable the car is. Later on, when he gets to drive a Subaru WRX STI Impreza, he is forced to acknowledge the difference between his souped up Trueno and a real race car.

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** To be perfectly fair, the [=AE=]86 chassis is indeed impressive -- for a commuter's car; allied with the car's light weight and the high-revving fuel-injected twin cam engine, Takumi's specific version of the Trueno is a little marvel to drive on mountain roads -- and is not the only "el cheapo" car to win the favors of drivers: The Peugeot 106 GTI, the "sporty" version of your typical French women car, was voted second best handling car in the world (because they couldn't justify a cheap FW hatchback beating the Ferrari 355) by the crazy dudes at ''Series/TopGear'' (see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK-hprvTNf8).''Series/TopGear''. When he drives Itsuki's Levin, which has the [=AE=]85 variant of the chassis (it lacks reinforced triangles, anti-roll bars, and a limited slip differential) powered by a single-cam carburated engine, Takumi remarks how dull and unreliable the car is. Later on, when he gets to drive a Subaru WRX STI Impreza, he is forced to acknowledge the difference between his souped up Trueno and a real race car.



* Christine's unseen [[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buick_Roadmaster_75_1958.jpg 1958 Buick Roadmaster]] from ''Series/NightCourt.'' Stuck with it after her father sold her beloved compact to buy this one (because it was supposedly safer), the thing turns out to be a NighInvulnerable pinball that survived a crash that would've destroyed her old car (and her along with it) without a scratch (On the car: Christine broke a nail.)

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* Christine's unseen [[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buick_Roadmaster_75_1958.jpg 1958 Buick Roadmaster]] from ''Series/NightCourt.'' Stuck with it after her father sold her beloved compact to buy this one (because it was supposedly safer), the thing turns out to be a NighInvulnerable {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le pinball that survived a crash that would've destroyed her old car (and her along with it) without a scratch (On the car: Christine broke a nail.)



* ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty''

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* ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIWingsOfLiberty''''VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty''



** Similarly, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-52_Stratofortress B-52 Stratofortress]] has been in service for well over [[LongRunner 60 years]], with plans to continue fielding the bombers until '''2040''', almost a hundred years after it's first introduction. It's still the U.S' primary heavy bomber because it is far less mechanically sophisticated than the [=B1 Lancer=], while at the same time far, ''far'' cheaper than the [=B2=] Spirit.

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** Similarly, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-52_Stratofortress B-52 Stratofortress]] has been in service for well over [[LongRunner [[LongRunners 60 years]], with plans to continue fielding the bombers until '''2040''', almost a hundred years after it's first introduction. It's still the U.S' primary heavy bomber because it is far less mechanically sophisticated than the [=B1 Lancer=], while at the same time far, ''far'' cheaper than the [=B2=] Spirit.
27th Dec '17 2:51:23 AM ProfessorDetective
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11th Dec '17 9:58:37 AM Anddrix
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* In the supercar fandom, the older supercars, especially anything before TurnOfTheMillennium, have become this example of this and LoveItOrHateIt. Most newer supercars (like Bugatti Veyron) blew them into the dust in terms of performance or technology, but older supercars can have sort of UnkemptBeauty of potential that most people didn't see through. These are downplayed or a double subversion, though, most people see them as {{Cool Car}}s, older supercars have [[TechnologyMarchesOn flawed technology and power compared to newer ones]], but they can have comparable performance if you examine through.

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* In the supercar fandom, the older supercars, especially anything before TurnOfTheMillennium, have become this example of this and LoveItOrHateIt.this. Most newer supercars (like Bugatti Veyron) blew them into the dust in terms of performance or technology, but older supercars can have sort of UnkemptBeauty of potential that most people didn't see through. These are downplayed or a double subversion, though, most people see them as {{Cool Car}}s, older supercars have [[TechnologyMarchesOn flawed technology and power compared to newer ones]], but they can have comparable performance if you examine through.
11th Nov '17 12:17:08 PM Nautilus1
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This is your car? [[TheAllegedCar This is a pathetic rusted-out bucket of bolts]]! I'm sorry, what exactly makes you think this thing will get us three blocks before collapsing in a big puff of blue smoke? I've seen cars crushed into cubes that were still more impressive-looking than yours... did we just overtake a Lamborghini?

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This is your car? [[TheAllegedCar This is a pathetic rusted-out bucket of bolts]]! I'm sorry, what exactly makes you think this thing will get us three blocks before collapsing in a big puff of blue smoke? I've seen cars crushed into cubes that were still more impressive-looking than yours... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=854x39CqT8U did we just overtake a Lamborghini?
Lamborghini]]?
6th Nov '17 3:51:25 AM aurora369
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** Tens of thousands of American trucks were provided for the Soviet Union during UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}W2. These were far better than home-produced vehicles and enabled the Soviets to focus their industry on making tanks and things. While the supply ended after August 1945, it is a known fact that the supply and transport train behind any Russian invasion of western Europe, even well into the 1970's, would have largely been running on American largesse. Wartime lease-lend trucks are still seen working in many parts of the former USSR.

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** Tens of thousands of American trucks (mostly Studebaker US6 models) were provided for the Soviet Union during UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}W2. These were far better than home-produced vehicles and enabled the Soviets to focus their industry on making tanks and things. While the supply ended after August 1945, it is a known fact that the supply and transport train behind any Russian invasion of western Europe, even well into the 1970's, would have largely been running on American largesse. Wartime lease-lend trucks are still seen One can even occasionally find a working Studebaker now in many parts of the former USSR.
6th Nov '17 3:34:13 AM aurora369
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* The UAZ 452, also known as the "Loaf", is a Soviet/Russian 4x4 van that is used as a mini bus, sports/utility vehicle, ambulance, military medevac, small cargo hauler and a dozen of other roles. Its design changed little since its inception in 1965, and it is still in production. The reliability of Russian motors is notoriously cantankerous even when they are new, and the Loaf is often encountered 20+ years old, rusty and battered. However, it has excellent off-road capability, none of its many malfunctions requires expensive parts to fix, it runs on the cheapest gas available and it's really spacious inside (also, warm in winter). Hence, a used Loaf, usually bought for $1000 from some farmer, is a very desirable purchase for many Russians.
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