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A car was a type of general purpose automobile typically used by family households in everyday situations, such as the transport of cargo. They were sold by car salesmen.

HistoryEdit

Cars used the fossil fuel gasoline to run the internal combustion engine through the first half of the 21st century. (ENT: "Carpenter Street")

Rex Denning's brother-in-law was a car salesman. Denning thought he wasn't good at his job. (DS9: "Little Green Men")

During a trip back in time to Detroit circa 2004, Jonathan Archer tells T'Pol that Humans had known since the 1970s that Earth's fossil fuel supply was limited. He begins to tell her about a noteworthy event in 2061 related to this issue, but his explanation is interrupted by their mission.

Jimmy was killed in 1953 for attempting to break into a car with a crowbar. (DS9: "Far Beyond the Stars")

While visiting Earth in 1986, James Kirk was nearly hit by a taxicab. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

Cars were used quite often by police departments across 20th century Earth, and such vehicles were modified to include flashing lights, sirens, and other devices for their needs. When several of the crew of the USS Voyager visited the Earth of this era, Captain Kathryn Janeway asked Lieutenant Tom Paris what they would need to pass for locals and he replied "Nice clothes, a fast car and lots of money." (VOY: "Future's End", "11:59"; ENT: "Carpenter Street")

The hovercar eventually replaced the ground-based car for general use in 2036, although ground-based cars were still quite common. (VOY: "The 37's")

During the 2130s, Charles Tucker III used to drive his car out to Chatkin Point and park along the shoreline and stare at the moon with his girlfriend. He later compared the size of his first car to that of a Retellian escape pod. (ENT: "Precious Cargo")

However, in early 2154, after realizing Phlox could be extremely persuasive, Charles Tucker III asked Phlox to "remind me never to buy a car from you". (ENT: "The Forgotten")

In 2268, the inhabitants of planet 892-IV advertised a brand of car called the Jupiter 8. (TOS: "Bread and Circuses")

The same year, the Iotians of Sigma Iotia II, were driving cars identical to those driven in the United States of America on Earth, in the 1920s. One such car was a Flivver, as Spock called it. (TOS: "A Piece of the Action")

That same year, the Ekosians also had cars. They were similar in design to many of the cars from Earth in 1944. (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

The Vedala, one of the oldest space faring species in the galaxy also used cars. They allowed a team of people, which included Kirk and Spock, to use their Vedala ground vehicle for transportation on the mad planet, where they were seeking the stolen Soul of the Skorr. (TAS: "The Jihad")

In the Julian Bashir, Secret Agent holoprogram, the spy gets to use many cars, including limousines. (DS9: "A Simple Investigation")

Two cars passed Jonathan Archer in a street in Chinatown in a deleted scene in ENT: "The Expanse".

Alternate realityEdit

In the early 2240s of the alternate reality, James T. Kirk's stepfather owned an antique Corvette, which Kirk drove into a chasm.

In 2258, a car drove by Starfleet Academy just before James T. Kirk took the Kobayashi Maru scenario for a third time. (Star Trek)

The following year, Doctor McCoy advised now-Captain Kirk, "You don't rob a bank when the get-away car has a flat tire," metaphorically referring to Kirk planning to infiltrate Qo'noS even though the USS Enterprise's warp core had broken down. Also, when Kirk and Khan were planning on space jumping from the Enterprise to the USS Vengeance, Scotty told Kirk that the doorway into the Vengeance was very small, and that making a jump successfully would be like "jumping from a moving car, off a bridge and into a shot glass."

Khan was nearly struck by a car when he was running from Spock, who was chasing him through the streets of San Francisco and later atop airborne garbage barges. (Star Trek Into Darkness)

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