As a car enthusiast and movie lover, I've often wondered if high-end cars are really totaled in film crashes. After digging into it, I found that most of the time, filmmakers use replicas or damaged cars that are already beyond repair for these crash scenes. It's not cost-effective or generally sensible to destroy a perfectly good, expensive car for a few seconds of dramatic effect. So, next time you wince at a luxury car getting wrecked in a movie, just remember, it's probably not as bad as it looks! This doesn't mean all movies follow this rule, but it's a common practice in the industry.