Some movie cars perfectly fit the bill, automotive expressions of their characters. Then there's this crap.
10.) Knight Rider KITT Mustang
I'll let Bullitt417 explain this one.
I am a huge Mustang Fan. However, even I recognize using a Mustang as KITT was wrong (at the very least a Camaro would've been better if they couldn't do a Firebird conversion). I'm pretty sure this was the one from the TV movie, that led to the reboot of the series (personally, I think the one they put in the TV show was even worse). Here's a short list of what was wrong with it:
1) It wasn't a Firebird
2) It could transform into other cars.
3) It wasn't a Firebird.
Suggested By: Bullitt417
9.) S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Acura Crossovers In Thor
Norse diety landing on Earth? Totally believable. Some government agency springing for a bunch of Acuras? No way.
Suggested By: waveridin1959
8.) Mad Max V8 Interceptor
In a fuel-starved postapocalyptic future where entire villages are slaughtered for gasoline, the hero drives a V8 muscle car? Give this man a Prius.
Suggested By: Chairman Kaga
7.) Death Proof Challenger
This is going to be a little hard for people who aren't huge car enthusiasts to understand, but the nerdiest of nerdy gearheads will totally understand where SirNik84 is coming from with this diss on the Death Proof challenger.
I'd never seen this movie and my friend knowing I love cars wold me I had to watch it. He then called me into watch the scene where the girl is on top of the challenger. I'm watching and this chick has 2 belts wrapped around the cars window frames... Except THE CHALLENGER NEVER HAD WINDOW FRAMES!
But that's not the half of it. if they had to fake the car to make that scene work, I'd understand, but there is not reason to fake the car, because the chick didn't need to use belts to hold on to, she could have used the shoulder belts that no one ever uses that are folded up against the headliner of the car.
I'm sorry, but seeing as I grew up in a Challenger, I had to stop watching that movie.
It might seem silly, but that's real automotive dedication right there.
Suggested By: SirNik84
6.) Elysium GT-R
How do you keep the eight trillion computers in a GT-R running for 140 years? And where is our hero supposed to get proper tires for this thing?
Suggested By: POD
5.) Gone In 60 Seconds Eleanor
This is another controversial choice, so I'll let Mkolabin take the heat for me.
I don't care if it's an unpopular selection. It is deserving of a spot on the Top Ten Worst Movie Cars for the following reasons:
1.) It came along and tried to make everyone forget about Eleanor, a 72/71 Mach 1 (well, actually a few 71/72 Mustangs dressed up like Mach 1's) like there was ever a need for that.
2.) It is iconic of the five-second memory most people alive today have because, you see, Gone In Sixty Seconds starring Nick Cage was a remake of a movie that never needed to be remade and which paid no homage to HB Halicki, the original film or the original characters (save for the name, where Eleanor is concerned). Also, Maindrain Pace was a way cooler name then "Memphis".
3.) The car isn't real. It's presented like it's a real Mustang, but it's not. It's a prop dreamed up for a movie and built on shitty reproduction chassis. Then, it became so popular that they started building and selling them as "classic" Mustangs. But let me tell you this; there's a reason no remake Gone In 60 Seconds Eleanor's show their faces among the real, classic steel at show and shines.
Suggested By: Mkolabin, Photo Credit Nick Ares
4.) Corvette Summer's Stingray
To be fair, a custom Corvette is a totally appropriate choice for this movie. Except this abomination is so hideous that it needed inclusion.
Suggested By: daender, Photo Credit: IMCDB
3.) Tokyo Drift's 'Hulk' VW Touran
The first mistake was the hulk graphics. The second mistake is the fists on the doors. The third mistake is the hair. Japan is weird, but it's not that weird.
Suggested By: Grand Moff Talkin'
2.) 2 Fast 2 Furious Mitsubishi Eclipse
Being the worst car in the Fast and the Furious franchise is really saying something.
Suggested By: Jowens, Photo Credit: IMCDB
1.) Transformers Camaro Bumblebee
Much as I think that the new crop of yellow/black Camaros are cool, I'm still mad Bumblebee isn't a VW Bug.
Suggested By: owen-magnetic
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