I've got an idea that's not fully formed yet, kicking around in my head. I'm trying to set up a modern character who ends up stuck in a fantasy setting. Through plot-relevant forces, he was abducted from modern-day Earth and transported instantly to the game's setting, while in his car.
Having a car in a medieval world may sound awesome, but when you think about it, with no infrastructure--particularly, no paved roads and no gas stations--it's kind of useless. But then you think about it a little more, and there's probably all sorts of interesting things that you could do with one, with a bit of ingenuity. And more to the point, there's probably all sorts of things that the players could do with one, many of which would be horribly abusive and unbalancing.
So, a modern car in a magical fantasy setting. No modern infrastructure. No good-quality roads, by modern standards. Half a tank and no societal knowledge of petroleum refining. No other cars (or power grid) to get a jump from if the battery dies. Our fish out of water is reasonably smart, but he's no Connecticut Yankee.
What could be done with this car?