Jimmy Fallon took to the internet to ask everyone one specific question: what was your worst car?
It's Hashtags time! Tell us a weird or funny story about a bad car you had, then tag it with #MyWorstCar. Could be on the show!
— Jimmy Fallon (@jimmyfallon) January 19, 2021
I think my answer would probably be the Ford Probe I had as a teenager. Don’t even remember what year it was. It was a stick shift that didn’t handle so great, and the AC had broken years ago. If it was hot outside, my choices were to either keep the windows up and show up to wherever I was going drenched in sweat, or roll the windows down and show up absolutely windswept. Or, most often, some combination of both.
But what are so other stories of vehicular horror? Let’s see what Twitter had on offer.
The Ford Tempo
Hey, it was just trying to keep time.
I had a Ford Tempo that honked every time I turned left. I just waved at the people ? #MyWorstCar
— Amy Sayers (@AmyAmylsayers) January 19, 2021
In Soviet Russia, car draws you.
When I was a teenager my parents bought a Lada. This is a Russian car with the turning circle of a juggernaut and is the shape of cars you drew when you were 2. I didn’t learn to drive til I was 24. Coincidence? #MyWorstCar pic.twitter.com/KUoo3Kihov
— Victoria Miller (@Optimist_Eeyore) January 19, 2021
I sure hope you were spouting Mr. Freeze lines the entire time.
Driving down the highway and got hit in the face with ice chunks. Discovered the ac had frozen up and was shooting ice out of the vents. #MyWorstCar
— Charlotte Sterling (@Chaarloto) January 19, 2021
It’s kinda cute tho?
— Jodi (@RememberIn2022) January 19, 2021
The Toyota Station Wagon
That sounds super secure.
It wasn’t #MyWorstCar, but my college roommate had the ugliest ancient brown Toyota station wagon with a broken ignition, loud transmission, & mismatched doors. She lost the keys but could unlock & start it with a bent fork she stole from the cafeteria. We called it Mr Potato Car
— Tara Dublin, Untapped Writing Goldmine #SignTara (@taradublinrocks) January 19, 2021
Guess that’s how you always beat the traffic, huh?
My car alarm would randomly go off as I was driving. People mistook for me for an undercover cop and would pull off to the side of the road to let me pass #MyWorstCar
— RC (@RC19NB) January 19, 2021
Glad those days are behind us, eh?
What’s the worst car you ever had?
Tell us in the comments.