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.
10. The Baja Bug
I’m not sure that even actually counts as a car to be honest with you.
My first car was a 1968 Baja Bug. It died at every stop sign. My friend and I ended up pushing it down a hill on a highway to jump it and get it back home….Good way to keep a 16 year old from going too far. 😁
— Erin Burch (@ErinBur04664760) January 19, 2021
9. The Ford Temp
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
8. The Lada
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
7. The Datsun
As in “Dang, where’d you get dat, son?”
My 1978 Datsun had a big issue. The new windshield was installed without any sealant around it. Every time it rained, gallons of water poured in unless I drove in a straight line. I’d yell, “CORNER!” And my friend would hold a bucket on the side of the dash. #MyWorstCar pic.twitter.com/UcxMvnlrQM
— 𝗞ąɬɧɱąཞʂ𝗛🌿☀️🌙🔥🦎 (@KathMarsh) January 19, 2021
6. The Icemobile
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
5. The Renault LeCar
I’m sorry, were you just driving backward down highways like a lunatic?
I drove a Renault LeCar in high school. After about a year, it only drove in reverse. It met its end when it died at the bottom of a hill of a neighbor’s house and had to be towed to its final resting place. #MyWorstCar
— Trent Capelli 🇨🇦 (@TrentCapelli) January 19, 2021
4. The AMC Hornet
Ok that’s one of the most dangerous things I’ve ever heard.
I shared a bright red AMC Hornet with my older sister in high school—the accelerator stuck now and then, but the best part was when the passenger door would randomly fly open. No real seatbelts so it was a nice way to get rid of that annoying passenger 😂
— Kelly Moothart (@KellyMoothart) January 19, 2021
3. The Runt
It’s kinda cute tho?
— Jodi (@RememberIn2022) January 19, 2021
2. 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
1. The Alarmist
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.