Pimp My Ride

Pimp My Ride

  • TV-PG
  • 2004
  • 6 Seasons
  • 5.7  (4,365)

Pimp My Ride is a show that seeks out the most beat up and abused cars on the road and turns them into beautiful vehicles. Skilled mechanics take these cars and add a bunch of extra features to them. They will even incorporate the likes of the owner into the design of the car. This show is hosted by the rapper Xzibit. The rapper reviews a video of a person describing their car and how bad it is. The cars usually have structural damage and are not going to pass their next inspection. The person whose car needs to be fixed tells a story about why they need to have a car that is in better shape. Xzibit shows up at their house unexpectedly and tells the person he is going to take their car and make it look cool. The car is then brought to a mechanic shop. The mechanic fixes the body of the car and adds many additional features such as a stereo system and a custom paint job. The interior of the car is fixed up as well. The custom work on the car is done to match the interest of the owner. For example one fan was into bowling so the crew installed a bowling ball spinner in the trunk of the car. Most of the work is done to make the car look nice. If there a mechanical problem such as engine trouble that will be fixed in addition to the cosmetic work. The work done to the car usually takes around twelve days and the highlights from the work are shown on television. All the work is done at no cost to the person on the show. Once the custom work is complete Xzibit returns the car to the owner and the audience gets to see how excited the person is to get their car back all pimped out. Each episode features a new car that is in desperate need of an upgrade. In some rare cases there were cars that were in such bad shape they were not worth fixing and were replaced with new cars.

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Andrew's Cadillac Fleetwood Hearse
18. Andrew's Cadillac Fleetwood Hearse
June 9, 2007
Xzibit surprises Andrew, a cook, and the owner of a 1970 Cadillac hearse. The guys at GAS turn it into a 'macabre mobile' complete with airbrushed skulls, purple velvet interior and 42 inch monitor. They also install a motorized coffin that contains a barbeque grill and refrigerator.
Louis' Subaru Impreza
17. Louis' Subaru Impreza
June 9, 2007
Xzibit and the guys at GAS take aim at a 1996 Subaru Impreza owned by a paintball player named Louis. They turn the Imrpreza into a "rally car" with off-road tires, authentic rally graphics and a whole lot of paintball gear.
Amber's Chevy Cavalier
16. Amber's Chevy Cavalier
June 9, 2007
Xzibit and the guys set their sights on a 2002 Chevy Cavalier owned by Amber. They turn it into a one of a kind sparkly 'root-beer' painted creation, complete with a gumball machine, a scrapbooking station, and virtual reality gaming seats.
Crown Victoria Station Wagon
15. Crown Victoria Station Wagon
June 9, 2007
Xzibit surprises an EMT/nurse named Therese who owns a 1984 Ford Crown Victoria station wagon. The guys at GAS take this 'family truckster' and turn it into a hot-rod style ambulance. They create a CAT scan style sound system, a video monitor shaped like a defibrillator and install a funky siren.
Justin's Toyota RAV4
14. Justin's Toyota RAV4
June 9, 2007
Xzibit and the guys at GAS set their sights on Justin's 1997 Toyota RAV4. Since Justin has terrible luck with getting a girlfriend, the guys turn the RAV4 into a luxury SUV with 22 inch chrome wheels and a romantic red leather interior. Plus, they throw in a chocolate fountain and a projection TV system.
Esmerelda's Pontiac Sunbird
13. Esmerelda's Pontiac Sunbird
June 9, 2007
Xzibit and the guys at GAS take in a Pontiac Sunbird owned by Esmeralda. This beat down convertible gets a whole new lease on life as a "Tiki-mobile", with Tiki graphics, binoculars, and an Italian ice machine in the trunk.
Will's Jeep Grand Wagoneer
12. Will's Jeep Grand Wagoneer
June 9, 2007
Xzibit gets his hands on a Jeep Grand Wagoneer owned by Will, a contractor who is always on the go.  The guys at GAS give the Jeep a 'lowrider' style paint job and airbags and they also put in the ultimate contractors tool box in the back.
David's Ford Econoline
11. David's Ford Econoline
June 9, 2007
Xzibit and the guys find a kid named David who owns a mobile doggie grooming company.  Unfortunately, his 1972 Ford Econonline is one mangy mutt.  GAS get the van back in business with a top-of-the-line doggie washing station, two plasma TVs, and a door that rises up on hydraulics.
Jonathan's Honda CRX
10. Jonathan's Honda CRX
June 7, 2007
Chamillionaire fills in for Xzibit and finds a comic book fan who loves the Fantastic Four.  The guys at GAS turn his beat down ride into a chromed out "Silver Surfer" masterpiece.
Vanessa's 1991 Ford Festiva L
9. Vanessa's 1991 Ford Festiva L
May 31, 2007
Xzibit suprises Vanessa, the owner of a tiny Ford Festiva she calls "Skippy". The guys at GAS give Skippy a whole new life with a nitrous system, realistic flames, a racing body kit, a 'tower of power' and telescoping sound and video system.
Seth's Nissan Maxima
8. Seth's Nissan Maxima
May 24, 2007
X introduces the guys at GAS to Seth's 1989 Maxima that has no working front doors. The guys at GAS give the car reverse gull-wing doors, a transformer style back seat and a cotton candy machine in the trunk.
Laila's Plymouth Minivan Grand Voyager Expresso
7. Laila's Plymouth Minivan Grand Voyager Expresso
May 17, 2007
Xzibit can't believe his eyes when he gets a hold of a dented and messy "mom's minivan" being driven by Laila, a self-proclaimed 'glamour girl'. The guys at GAS paint it pink and purple, add a computer that simulates the engine sound of a Ferrari and put in a wrap around couch made out of designer denim.
Robert's Chevrolet Van
6. Robert's Chevrolet Van
May 10, 2007
X takes Robert's Chevy van that was Vegas themed in the '80s and adds a whole new Vegas touch with a mini-baby grand piano, a craps table floor and slot machine. Gold flake paint and heavy bling everywhere makes this a ride that hits the jackpot.
Spechelle's Mercedes-Benz 300SD
5. Spechelle's Mercedes-Benz 300SD
May 2, 2007
Xzibit takes Spechelle's 1981 Mercedes sedan and turns it into a car befitting the self-proclaimed "Queen of Crunk." The car gets a bright pink and white paint job, chrome rims and a blinged out rotating hood ornament. Also the car gets outfitted with a flopping 'crunk trunk' powered by an air-ram.
Kristoffer's Chevrolet Impala SS
4. Kristoffer's Chevrolet Impala SS
April 22, 2007
Xzibit and the guys at GAS decide to celebrate Earth Day by taking a gas guzzling ride and converting it to run on bio-diesel. Proving that you don't have to sacrifice power to go "green" the engine is tuned to get 800 hp and is put to the test against a Lamborghini.
Mike's Grumman Kurbmaster Bread Truck
3. Mike's Grumman Kurbmaster Bread Truck
April 19, 2007
Xzibit finds an old Wonder Bread truck from the seventies and creates the loudest vehicle in Pimp My Ride history. The guys at Gas hook the truck up with a skate ramp and a lounge that includes two "JackHammer" woofers, the largest speakers in the world.
Description

Pimp My Ride is a show that seeks out the most beat up and abused cars on the road and turns them into beautiful vehicles. Skilled mechanics take these cars and add a bunch of extra features to them. They will even incorporate the likes of the owner into the design of the car.

This show is hosted by the rapper Xzibit. The rapper reviews a video of a person describing their car and how bad it is. The cars usually have structural damage and are not going to pass their next inspection. The person whose car needs to be fixed tells a story about why they need to have a car that is in better shape. Xzibit shows up at their house unexpectedly and tells the person he is going to take their car and make it look cool.

The car is then brought to a mechanic shop. The mechanic fixes the body of the car and adds many additional features such as a stereo system and a custom paint job. The interior of the car is fixed up as well. The custom work on the car is done to match the interest of the owner. For example one fan was into bowling so the crew installed a bowling ball spinner in the trunk of the car. Most of the work is done to make the car look nice. If there a mechanical problem such as engine trouble that will be fixed in addition to the cosmetic work. The work done to the car usually takes around twelve days and the highlights from the work are shown on television. All the work is done at no cost to the person on the show.

Once the custom work is complete Xzibit returns the car to the owner and the audience gets to see how excited the person is to get their car back all pimped out. Each episode features a new car that is in desperate need of an upgrade. In some rare cases there were cars that were in such bad shape they were not worth fixing and were replaced with new cars.Pimp My Ride is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (88 episodes). The series first aired on March 4, 2004.

Where to Watch Pimp My Ride

Pimp My Ride is available for streaming on the MTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Pimp My Ride on demand at Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    March 4, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (4,365)