Pop Culture | TV | 00s

Contestants Reveal Being On 'Pimp My Ride' Actually Sucked

- Page 1


Even before we owned a car, we dreamed of getting our ride pimped out by Xzibit on his hit MTV show.

As adults, we may wonder about how practical it would be to fill your trunk with a popcorn machine and some subwoofer speakers, but when we were young and naive we dreamed of owning the cars from this show. Of course, you should take everything on reality TV with a grain of salt, and the transformations on Pimp My Ride were no exception.


Ten years after the show ended, fans have been checking up on former contestants and finding out whether or not they still like their tricked out rides. It turns out that despite the overjoyed reactions we saw on TV, not everyone was so happy with their new car.

Seth checks out his new car.MTV

“(My car) was basically a polished turd,” says Seth Martino, who appeared on season six of the show. He says that he had to pay $1,700 out of his own pocket to fix his car's broken engine before he could drive it off the set. Meanwhile, the TV screens the show installed in his ride never worked once the cameras stopped rolling.

But that's just the tip of the iceberg: a lot of contestants from Pimp My Ride have their own horror stories about the show.

Page 1 Next Page

More Throwbacks


'Growing Pains' Stars Reunite To Reveal Their Favorite Memories From The Show We All Loved

Watching Growing Pains was one of the highlights of our week when we were kids. The Seaver family meant a lot to us, and it was such a sad day when it ended. Alan Thicke was the amazing patriarch of the family, but it was the kids that we all cared about. Kirk Cameron's character, Mike, was stealing hearts, Tracy Gold's character, Carol, was inspiring students, and Jeremy Miller's character, Ben, was causing trouble, but we loved him anyway. Recently, the three iconic and original Seaver children got together to share some of their favorite moments, and it makes us


Steve From 'Blue's Clues' Wants The Thinking Chair Back, And He's Willing To Fight For It

Hosting a kid's show is probably pretty fun, but I assume it gets a little bit tedious. I mean, even Sherry Lewis must have gotten annoyed by "The Song That Never Ends" after a while. It's a lot of repetition, and reviewing a lot of really basic skills, but I guess seeing the smiles on all those kids faces makes it all worth it. Blue's Clues was one of the biggest kids shows around, and millions of kids would sing along with the "Mail Time" song multiple times a day (much to their parent's annoyance). The host of the show


Fox Really Wants A 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Reboot, And Honestly We'd Rather Get Staked

Bad news everyone, the reboot train is still chugging along, picking up unwilling and unwanted passengers along the way. At first the reboots were cute. It was nice to have those little reminders of our past. Sure, tell me what happened to the Tanner sisters, I'll admit I was curious. Or remake my favorite Disney movies with real humans instead of cartoons, because I can very easily ignore those and just watch my old VHS versions a hundred times. I know I shouldn't be too precious with the past, because a lot of things we grew up watching were remakes


There's A New MTV Clothing Line And We Can't Wait To Get Our Hands On It

Hands up if you spent your entire childhood glued to the TV watching all the videos on MTV. Pretty much all of you right? Perfect. Watching MTV was the best. You got to see all of the coolest music videos, which meant that you knew all the best songs, all the newest dance moves, and all the rad styles. As MTV evolved over the years, it kind of lost that magic that made it the go-to location for awesome music, and instead has turned into a reality TV station. Really the only reality show we wanted to watch was The