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* Likewise, the first ''{{Mercenaries}}'' has a side mission for the Mafia where you deliver a sports car to a buyer who's 1/3 of the way across the map. In addition to time, the car's condition affects your final reward, so every scratch and ding results in a counter on the side of the screen dropping. And [[FinaglesLaw of course]], the quickest route to the buyer is covered over with warring soldiers and tanks who will gladly add a few bullet holes for free.

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* Likewise, the first ''{{Mercenaries}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}'' has a side mission for the Mafia where you deliver a sports car to a buyer who's 1/3 of the way across the map. In addition to time, the car's condition affects your final reward, so every scratch and ding results in a counter on the side of the screen dropping. And [[FinaglesLaw of course]], the quickest route to the buyer is covered over with warring soldiers and tanks who will gladly add a few bullet holes for free.

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* In ''Series/CobraKai,'' this is the catalyst for Johnny's intervention on Miguel's behalf. He effectively wipes the pavement with his aggressors (who had also hit on the bright idea of [[BerserkButton doing some funny stuff with his car]]) and takes him in as his first student.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Driver}} is an infamous example because of its hard to complete tutorial level. You have to perform several stunt maneuvers in your car without banging it up. Every time you bump into something, you're told "Hey, man! Watch the paint!" Crash into something three times and you have to do the tutorial all over again.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Driver}} ''VideoGame/{{Driver}}'' is an infamous example because of its hard to complete tutorial level. You have to perform several stunt maneuvers in your car without banging it up. Every time you bump into something, you're told "Hey, man! Watch the paint!" Crash into something three times and you have to do the tutorial all over again.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Driver}} is an infamous example because of its hard to complete tutorial level. You have to perform several stunt maneuvers in your car without banging it up. Every time you bump into something, you're told "Hey, man! Watch the paint!" Crash into something three times and you have to do the tutorial all over again.

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* As of the finale of ''Series/AshesToAshes'', Gene Hunt won't be firing up the Quattro anymore.

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* As of the finale of ''Series/AshesToAshes'', ''Series/AshesToAshes2008'', Gene Hunt won't be firing up the Quattro anymore.


** 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}}'', 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. Q also follows in his predecessor's footsteps by chiding him over the loss of the previous film's [=DB5=].
---> '''Q:''' I ''believe'' I said, "Bring it back in one piece," not "Bring back one piece."


** TruthInTelevision here. The Jeep was so simple and durable that it could do just about anything. Many [=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.

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** TruthInTelevision here. The Jeep was so simple and durable that it could do just about anything. Many [=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 misery.[[note]]A tradition carried over from the Calvary [[/note]]. 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.



* [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo]] is terrified that something is going to happen to the Millennium Falcon in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. The radar dish is knocked off, but it comes back mostly intact. (Lucas actually did want to have the Falcon be destroyed, but common sense prevailed.) His fears may not be so far off--in the ExpandedUniverse, he was hired as a tutor for Lando, who is still not exactly the world's greatest pilot.

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* [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo]] is terrified that something is going to happen to the Millennium Falcon in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. The radar dish is knocked off, but it the ship comes back mostly intact. (Lucas actually did want to have the Falcon be destroyed, but common sense prevailed.) His fears may not be so far off--in the ExpandedUniverse, he was hired as a tutor for Lando, who is still not exactly the world's greatest pilot.


* Archie's dad's Pontiac Firebird in ''WesternAnimation/HighSchoolUSA''.

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* Archie's dad's Pontiac Firebird in ''WesternAnimation/HighSchoolUSA''.''Film/HighSchoolUSA''. When Beau finds out that J.J. is planning to use the car in the drag race, he sends [[HoneyTrap a couple of girls round to seduce Archie and Chuckie]] into taking them for a ride in it, and then causing them to crash the car by distracting them.


* Near the beginning of ''Film/StarTrek'', Kirk drives his stepdad's Corvette off a cliff after being warned that if he gets one scratch on the antique, he'll be in a whole load of trouble.

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* Near the beginning of ''Film/StarTrek'', ''Film/StarTrek2009'', Kirk drives his stepdad's Corvette off a cliff after being warned that if he gets one scratch on the antique, he'll be in a whole load of trouble.

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* ''ComicBook/RobinSeries'': JerkJock Karl Ranck has a nice sports car from his father he's quite proud of, so of course it gets stolen and damaged during a school dance.
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* In both versions of ''Film/{{Gone In|SixtySeconds1974}} [[Film/GoneInSixtySeconds2000 60 Seconds]]'', "Eleanor" is a Mustang (a '71 Mach 1 in the original; a '67 Shelby GT 500 in the remake) that winds up being the very last car that needs to be stolen and transported in mint condition to the buyer. Naturally, this is the car that winds up being the one Maindrian Pace/Memphis Raines can't get away with easily, so the inevitable police chase ensues. In the original, this results in the car being battered beyond recognition during the chase (and eventually replaced with an identical yellow '71 Mach 1 found at a car wash in a ridiculous but funny Deus Ex Machina), while the remake has Eleanor damaged in the midst of the chase (one rearview mirror gets knocked off) and, once it's delivered, destroyed by the villain for no good reason other than he's a jerk.

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* In both versions of ''Film/{{Gone In|SixtySeconds1974}} [[Film/GoneInSixtySeconds2000 60 Seconds]]'', "Eleanor" is a Mustang (a '71 Mach 1 in the original; a '67 Shelby GT 500 in the remake) that winds up being the very last car that needs to be stolen and transported in mint condition to the buyer. Naturally, this is the car that winds up being the one Maindrian Pace/Memphis Raines can't get away with easily, so the inevitable police chase ensues. In the original, this results in the car being battered beyond recognition during the chase (and eventually replaced with an identical yellow '71 Mach 1 found at a car wash in a ridiculous but funny Deus Ex Machina), while the remake has Eleanor damaged in the midst of the chase (one rearview mirror gets knocked off) and, once it's delivered, destroyed by the villain for no good reason other than he's a jerk.because Memphis was late to the deadline, and thus the car was incriminating evidence of the villain's involvement in the heist.

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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' during the EstablishingCharacterMoment of Daria's cool Aunt Amy, who pulls up outside the reception hall for her niece's wedding[[note]]Not Daria's wedding of course, her cousin Erin, the daughter of Amy and Helen's sister Rita[[/note]] in her '77 Triumph Spitfire convertible and hands the keys to a parking valet. Notable as Jake had just warned the valet who had taken his car that it was an expensive vehicle and had been brushed off with a muttered "Yeah, right."
-->'''Amy:''' I don't mind a few dents, [[SeriousBusiness but change the radio station and you're a dead man]].


See also CaptainCrash. Contrast TheAllegedCar, a vehicle whose defining quality is being terrible/hated instead of pretty/loved. Not to be confused with [[AGoodOldFashionedPaintWatching watching the paint dry]].

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See also CaptainCrash.CaptainCrash and ChronicallyCrashedCar. Contrast TheAllegedCar, a vehicle whose defining quality is being terrible/hated instead of pretty/loved. Not to be confused with [[AGoodOldFashionedPaintWatching watching the paint dry]].

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