What's The Weirdest Car Quirk You've Ever Encountered?

CountersteerYour true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars.

Sure, people are quirky, but cars are, too! It’s part of what makes us love them so much.

For example, our own Jason Torchinsky discovered a penny welded on the gas tank of his 1973 Volkswagen Beetle. It’s super weird and we may never know why it was put there in the first place.


What’s the strangest car quirk you’ve encountered? Phantom check engine light? Wonky turn signal? Inexplicable smell? Some weird part or switch you never saw on any other vehicle? Tell us what’s up.

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Kristen Lee

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