#10: 1973 Ford Torino, The Big Lebowski
During the film, this Torino is shot, stolen, defecated in, beaten by a crowbar, burned by a dropped roach, crashed into a telephone pole, and finally set on fire by nihilists.
Notable feature: Its obstinate durability.
Fun Fact: In the script, the car was a Chrysler LeBaron (because the real life "Dude" Jeff Dowd drove one). However, John Goodman didn't fit behind the steering wheel so the Coens changed it.
#9: 1985 Yugo GV, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Nick successfully courts Norah in his taxi cab yellow Yugo that every drunk mistakes for an actual taxi. Thank God some busty girls believe in geek sheik.
Notable Feature: Its ability to magically find street parking on a weekend in Manhattan.
Fun Fact: One of the three identical Yugos in the film was sold on eBay for $2,600. The seller said the rust spots are "scenic applications," not actual rust.
#8: 1964 Chevrolet Impala, Up in Smoke
This is the first place Cheech and Chong ever smoke bud onscreen. The multi-colored doors and soupy fog inside are funny, but in real life would belong to a barrio thug.
Notable Feature: The dingle-balls-blue-fur-adorned interior may attract a sexy chola.
Fun Fact: The license plate MUF DVR is a replica. The real owner of the plates claims they were on his T-top Corvette or his customized VW Bug during the filming of the movie.
#7: 1983 Ford LTD Country Squire, Vacation
The metallic pea Wagon Queen Family Truckster is a modified Ford wagon. The Griswalds get stuck with it when the Antarctic Blue Wagon that Clark ordered doesn't show. "You think you hate it now, but wait 'til you drive it," said the salesman (Eugene Levy).
Notable Feature: An airbag that looks like a trash bag.
Fun Fact: George Barris, the designer who made the original Batmobile and The Munster Koach, customized the Truckster.
#6: 1975 Dodge Tradesman Santana, Napoleon Dynamite
Uncle Rico's wish to travel back in time is granted each time he drives his Cheeto-colored camper van. It's also his residence when he's not babysitting Napoleon and Kip.
Notable Feature: It's ability to crush Tupperware and withstand hurled grapefruit.
Fun Fact: This van was the first year Dodge offered a one-piece rear door. The year before saw the first sliding door.
#5: 1976 AMC Pacer, Wayne's World
The Mirthmobile inspired a generation to sing-along and head-bang to "Bohemian Rhapsody." Though there's no data, we're sure this attributed to the 1992 spike in dorky teen head-on collisions.
Notable Feature: The red rope licorice dispenser.
Fun Fact: AMC bragged their Pacer was the first car designed from the inside out. It's apparent from the total disregard for its exterior appearance.
# 4: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, Back to the Future
Right away its ability to time travel should exclude it from being a 'losermobile.' However, the DeLorean negates all cool factors. It screams, "clueless underpowered Wall Street douchebag."
Notable Feature: By the end of the first movie, it runs on trash and flies, in addition to time travel at 88 mph.
Fun Fact: The DeLorean time machine is a licensed, registered vehicle in the state of California and sits on Universal Studios back -ot tour.
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#3 1984 Ford Econoline, Dumb and Dumber
The "Shaggin' Wagon" that saw no shagging. It was the home base for Harry's Mutt Cuts until a wrong turn forced Lloyd to trade it straight up for a moped. A move that "totally redeemed" himself in Harry's eyes.
Notable Feature: The rear leg lifts for the gas tank, which makes it hilarious, and horribly dangerous, to overfill it.
Fun Fact: A modification can be downloaded for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that allows the player to drive this sheep dog van.
#2: 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor, Ghostbusters
The Ecto-1 wins second place for its garishness in nerd-hood. The tubes and plethora of lights on top seem to serve no function outside of warning bully ghosts that it's about time to crush some geeks.
Notable Feature: A Cobra Ultra 1 CB-radio to call your mom when the engine doesn't start.
Fun Fact: One of the three "official" Ectomobiles recently auctioned for $45,000
# 1: 1951 Studebaker Commander Coupe, The Muppets Movie
For Kermit and Fozzie's road trip, the bear borrows his uncle's Studebaker. "Is he dead?" Kermit said. "No, he's just hibernating," Fozzie replied. It's just like a burnt-out hippy to paint a sweet ride like a five-year-old paints toy unicorns.
Notable Feature: A V-8 engine to outrun mad scientists and hippy-hating rednecks.
Fun Fact: The car was actually driven by a person in the trunk, who viewed the road through a monitor linked to a camera in the grill.