Many Americans drive around beater cars while stationed in Korea for one-three years. This is ours.
It is a 1998(!!!) Hyundai Avante. He is a manual. He has a broken radio, a nearly dead battery, a missing visor (luckily I switched the passenger visor with the missing driver visor so we can be decently safe), and a broken piece of plastic in the steering wheel that rattles every time you turn.
I call him Dover. When I drive up a hill and the car needs more power, I pat the dashboard and say with a British accent, "Come on Dover, come on Dover. Come on Dover! Move your blummin' ass!" (Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady)