QOTD: What Movie Car Would You Drive?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

I was channel-surfing the other night and came across the final Back to the Future movie. Now, like any child of the '80s, I like DeLoreans -- though I prefer the original to the time-machine converted since they look cleaner -- but I really, really love the Toyota pickup Marty dreams about. The same one he gets after he returns from the Old Wet.

So I wanted to ask you -- what movie ride would you like to have? For the purposes of this question, let's take time travel and flying out of the equation. Yes, you can pick a DeLorean, but not because it flies. Similarly, the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters counts, but please choose it because it looks cool and not for any reasons involving busting some heads (in a spiritual sense, of course).

Not only should we take flying and time travel out of the equation, but we should also focus on cars, here. Let's also take out sci-fi stuff like the Star Wars landspeeders. We will, however, accept wheeled Batmobiles.

Other than that, the world is your oyster. And while many of you might pick cool stuff like Knight Rider's KITT or the A-Team van, you can also pick weirder stuff. The 1973 Ford Gran Torino the Dude drives in The Big Lebowski? Fair game. The rental Chrysler LeBaron from Planes, Trains, and Automobiles? Go for it.

Sound off below.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Ste65726290 Ste65726290 on Jun 19, 2023

    Hearse Jaguar XKE from "Harold and Maude."

  • Sundance Sundance on Jun 20, 2023

    John Milner's deuce from American Grafitti.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Jun 21, 2023

    Bruce Wayne's Maybach.

  • Sayahh Sayahh on Nov 15, 2023

    Choices used to be KITT, General Lee, 007's Lotus Esprit, BTTF DeLorean and The A-Team GMC van but now I wonder how the Toyota 2000GT drives. CHiPS Kawasaki motorcycles might be cool but I don't ride.