A very unreliable or ill-equipped vehicle, that is not capable of handling the mode of travel intended for it.
My '96 Isuzu trooper swerves every time I steer and has faulty safety belts. I'm not taking the kids in that death wagon.
When a celebrity dies, and everyone "all the sudden" becomes a fan of theirs, they haven't jumped on the band wagon, they've jumped on the death-wagon.
just before Heath Ledger died, he was known as "the guy from that gay cowboy movie", then he died and everyone stopped bashing him, became a fan and jumped on the death-wagon.
Possibly the best band ever. They have many songs out, mostly about their idol, Mr. Fritzmeier. This band has a couple of great guitarists and many guest singers and musicians including Drew Hamilton and Mr. Fritzmeier.