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Synonyms for jalopy

a car that is old and unreliable

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jalopies have long been unduly undermining their sales of new cars, many of which were built in Mexico.
Old polluting jalopies would expire quietly (in most cases) of their own accord.
During the interval at race meetings, some of the members' children were privileged to take to the track in their miniature jalopies, although not to race each other.
So, after weeding out 18,000 men in overstaffed police departments, he has now given those remaining a pay raise as well as spanking new VW squad cars instead of the old Soviet-style jalopies they used to drive.
Friends in their jalopies arrive for tired conversation.
At Oliver's Timeless Toys customers will find pocket money toys such as wooden popguns, yoyos and hand painted puppets to larger items including metal pedal cars such as Jalopies and Chevy's.
At Oliver's Timeless Toys, customers will find pocket money toys such as wooden popguns, yoyos and hand painted puppets to larger items including metal pedal cars such as Jalopies and Chevy's.
Garages tend to be full of junk rather than jalopies, according to a survey.
They sign many documents and then Haile talks about wiring them something--I figure he is telling them he will be stealing their jalopies, too.
Everybody else jumped into their jalopies, or ran after it."
'Operation Cubit' in Rhondda Cynon Taf saw 109 jalopies crushed into scrap metal cubes and another 90 towed away after the owners failed to remove them within 14 days of being tagged with notices.
"The local shuttle buses were jalopies, from the 1930s or 1940s," said MSG Donald McCrory.
So why not join me in speculating on a few more inevitabilities destined to unfold, such as: Saddam's feared republican guard will again,in reality,be the Iraqiequivalent ofDad's Army armed with blunderbusses and riding in sputtering jalopies that would make Corporal Jones's butcher's van look like a Ferrari.
There may be London to Brighton runs for everything from bicycles to Smart cars nowadays, but this is the real thing - jalopies breaking down along the A23 and finishing up on the back of trucks.
Now that we've reinvented the wheel and upgraded the chassis, it may be a good time to tune up the engines so our 21st-century news jalopies can run when we can once again afford the fuel.