Commute, Toy or Destroy – DeLorean Time Machine, General Lee, KITT

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Commute, Toy or Destroy – DeLorean Time Machine, General Lee, KITT

We are back with this week’s installment of AutoGuide’s newest, interactive weekly feature ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’. But this week it’s different… very different.

Once again, we present to you, our faithful readers, a choice of three vehicles. We are asking you to decide which one you would make your star car, which one would be a re-occurring character, and which one should be regulated to B-Movie Status (if it’s not already there).

Remember, that commuter car you must live with every day, all year round. The toy would be only available to you for occasional use on weekends, and the final car would miss-time a jump and slam into the canyon wall.

This week we select three vehicles that are Hollywood icons. First there is KITT, the car that David Hasselhoff made famous (or was it the other way around?) Second, there is the General Lee, a car that was jumping construction zones and drifting around dirt roads long before drifting was a ‘thing’. Finally, there is the car that could travel through time, assuming it hit 88 mph. Yes, the DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future. Three great choices, three tough choices; what are yours going to be?

General Lee

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This 1969 Dodge Charger was named after a General from the Civil war, Robert E. Lee, and starred in the cult classic The Dukes of Hazzard. The General Lee is instantly recognizable with its bright orange paint job, Confederate flag on the roof, giant ‘01’s on each door, front push-bar and horn that would play the song Dixie. Since the story is that this car was a former NASCAR racer, the doors were welded shut which meant entry and exit could only be done through the windows. What child of the 1980s didn’t try to do this in their parent’s car?

KITT

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KITT, which originally stood for Knight Industries Two Thousand, was the name applied to a 1982 Pontiac Firebird that was the Chuck Norris of automobiles. Controlled by a supercomputer, KITT had it all; Rocket boosters, oil slicks, grappling hooks, laser packs, microwave scramblers, you name it. Forget the Ford sponsored remake of the show, we are talking about the original Knight Rider. If it ain’t got the Hoff, it ain’t the real thing. The most identifiable feature of KITT had to be the red LED strip on the front bumper of the Trans Am that has for ever since had owners of black ‘80s era Trans Ams slapping them on the front of their cars.

DeLorean Time Machine

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Ok, so maybe this vehicle doesn’t have a catchy name like the other two, but the word DeLorean is more synonymous with the Back to the Future franchise than the failed automaker itself. If this car didn’t star in the movies, would we care anymore about it than Bricklin? This DeLorean needed to reach 88 mph to activate the Flux Capacitor which allowed for time travel. Like a viral You Tube video, 88 mph and Flux Capacitor have forever been ingrained in pop culture and are referenced often. Just think of all the places you could go with this car.

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  • Richard Joash Tan

    toy and commute would be the cars from Transformers

  • Mike Schlee

    Commute KITT (it can do everything)
    Toy the DeLorean (for time traveling adventures)
    Destroy General Lee (you have no idea how much it hurts to say that)

  • Luke Vandezande

    General Lee has GOT to be my toy. It goes through stunts no other car could dream of touching and lives to fight another day. Nuff said.

    Commute – DeLorean Time Machine because it might be able to help me deal with traffic jams.

    Sorry KITT, you’re the odd man out. Love ya, but this is goodbye.

  • Richard Joash Tan

    AND YOU ARE A BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!

  • RJTFan4Life

    Never change, Richard. Never change…

  • craigcole

    Clearly the Doc Brown DeLorean is the best of the bunch. I’d use that for all of my committing needs, for running errands today or even yesterday. Think of all the time you could save!

    My toy would be the best classic of this twisted trio, specific-lee the General Lee. Like a Jeep it’s trail rated to fly through the air and drive through buildings.

    Sorry, KITT. You have a date with the Boston Strangler — the scrapyard. Crush this steaming piece of 1980s rubbish along with David Hasselhoff’s dreams of a comeback.

  • Richard Joash Tan

    AND YOU ARE A BULLSHIT!!!!!!!

  • Sebastián

    Toy=All.
    Period.

  • mom

    yay

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