'''Basic Trope''': Vehicles in fiction tend to be portrayed as more resistant to damage than they'd be in RealLife.
* '''Straight''': Two cars in a chase scene scrape against one another. Next time we get a good look at either car, there's no visible damage whatsoever.
* '''Exaggerated''': A car plows straight through a truck trailer and emerges without a scratch.
* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''': The car is indestructible due to AppliedPhlebotinum.
* '''Inverted''': See EveryCarIsAPinto.
* '''Subverted''': The car appears to be indestructible, but finally falls apart at a suitably dramatic moment.
* '''Double Subverted''': The car appears to be indestructible, but finally falls apart at a suitably dramatic moment. All it takes is some frustrated pounding on the steering wheel to get what's left moving again.
* '''Parodied''': The car survives a drop from orbit and hits the ground running.
* '''Zig Zagged''': The car actually takes the damage, but beyond all credibility is fully functional.
* '''Averted''': The car takes damage in realistic fashion.
* '''Enforced''': The car is ProductPlacement and the sponsors don't want it showing any damage.
* '''Lampshaded''': "They sure don't make cars like ''this'' anymore!"
* '''Invoked''': The protagonist stops the car in front of the villain's escaping vehicle, knowing full well that it's the ''villain's'' car that won't survive the impact.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': The car is equipped with a bomb that will go off if the vehicle takes too much damage.
* '''Discussed''': "Yeah, like ''my'' car would survive all that without a scratch..".
* '''Conversed''': "I'm surprised that that car is still moving after a hit like that".
* '''Deconstructed''': The car is indestructible; the driver and passengers are not.
* '''Reconstructed''': Having noticed the advantages of an indestructible car, and after testing the scope of this characteristic, the Hero decides [[CarFu to take full-advantage of this phenomenon.]]
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???