These Underappreciated Cars From TV Shows

Carlos Kirby
· 4 min read
When you think of
car brands
on TV shows or movies, you probably think of James Bond’s
Rolls Royce
and the iconic cars from those movie showcases. However, there are also some less stellar cars from TV shows that deserve love too. Not every character needs to drive an Aston Martin, and some characters are made even better by the subtle cars they drive.
According to
Car and Driver
, these are some of the most underappreciated cars featured on TV. These are ugly, impractical, or both, and they fit perfectly in the shows they were in.
If you’re a fan of the cinema then you may recognize these underrated movie cars.

Breaking Bad's Pontiac Aztek: Cars from TV shows

Breaking Bad is one of the most acclaimed TV shows of all time, and the driving force behind it is its protagonist, Walter White. Throughout the series, Walt goes from being an underperforming high school chemistry teacher to an infamous criminal mastermind. 
To demonstrate the lackluster life that Walt lived, he was given the bulgiest car possible, the Pontiac Aztek. Pontiac has a long
history of stunning cars
, but the Aztek is not one of them. 
According to
Top Gear Philippines
, the Pontiac Aztek was produced in the early part of the 2000s, and it ran on a 3.4-liter V-6. However, what sticks out about the car is just how ugly it is.
The ugliness of the Aztek is what makes it such a perfect fit for Breaking Bad. When you see Walter White driving in such a hideous vehicle, you can feel the discontent that he has in his own life. The Aztek might be one of the most recognizable cars from TV shows in the late 2000s.
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Better Call Saul’s Suzuki Esteem

With how perfect the car choices in Breaking Bad were, it should come as no surprise that this continued to the show's prequel series, Better Call Saul. This series follows the early career of series favorite Jimmy McGill, also known as Saul Goodman. Before the lawyer was the man he was in Breaking Bad, he was a nobody driving a rusty Suzuki Esteem.
According to
, the Suzuki Esteem never caught traction in the United States. Most people don't even remember the Suzuki Esteem, but it made its way to the U.S. in 1995. While those who did drive it saw it as a solid starter car, the public was overall unimpressed.
This makes the Suzuki Esteem that Jimmy McGill drives a perfect choice for his character. Most of McGill's Esteem is a gross shade of yellow, except for a red replacement door. The car looks and feels like something a down-on-his-luck character like McGill would drive.

Cars from TV shows: Justified's AMC Gremlin

Justified is a series that follows characters who are essentially Wild West lawmen in modern times. Because of this, a goofy car like the AMC Gremlin seems like it would be out of place. With the right character, though, the AMC Gremlin was a perfect fit for the show.
AMC released
impressive cars in 1970
, but the Gremlin is not one of them. Its look is immediately eye-catching for all the wrong reasons, and this caused serious problems too. According to
LA Magazine
, weight distribution made driving in snow dangerous, and its overall performance was lacking.
It is the sort of car that has no place being a police vehicle. This is why it serves such a great role when it is used in Justified as Constable Bob Sweeney's police car of choice. It looks wrong to have the Gremlin fitted with police lights, and this shows how strange Constable Bob is.
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