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YMMV: A Car's Life: Sparky's Big Adventure

  • Anvilicious: The first movie covers kids listening to their parents.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: About the only genuinely amusing moment in the film comes when Sparky starts whining about how "I need to take my OWN road!", and then starts into an "I Want" Song. His father almost immediately stops him, saying "This isn't a musical!".
    • But trust us, there are better versions of that.
    • There's another small moment in the sequel, but this all depends on your taste. Right after Sparky spent the day working with Diesel (who creates a debt for him), Norbert delivers this line:
    Norbert: (sniffs) Did something die?
  • Fridge Logic:
    • In the sequel, Fender called the police, but there was no one there to answer. Instead, they had a recording that said "Leave a message.". What kind of police station doesn't have anyone to answer the phone?!
      • This is explained in the beginning when Norbert says that the sheriff is the only police car in town. Not only that, but he also decides to go on a vacation just as Diesel shows up again. The reason for him being the only police car? Nothing happens in town. This makes less sense than a police station having a recorded message available!
    • In reality, everything Diesel had done was all sorts of illegal. She would be spending several years, if not the rest of her life, in jail for attempted and successful murder, deliberately poisoning her customers, and creating debts for her employee and customers. Why she was only arrested for driving with a revoked licence and having an expired registration is a mystery.
  • Padding: The "blinded hummer" scene is about a minute longer than it needs to be.
  • Rooting for the Empire: A lot of YouTube commenters wanted Diesel to win. Understandable, considering how annoying the protagonists are.
  • The Scrappy: Speedy. She speaks in a loud, high-pitched voice and is very stupid, if not oblivious, to certain aspects of the film.
    • Pretty much anyone that isn't Fender, Diesel, or (maybe) Norbert.
  • So Bad, It's Good
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Everything looks and sounds kind of better than the first. Speedy is less annoying than her original self, but she's not more likable either. However, it's worse than the original.
  • They Just Didn't Care: The opening scene features a cactus in the middle of the road.

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