One Amphicar owner was quoted: “We like to think of it as the fastest car on the water and fastest boat on the road,” which is pretty vague, to say the least, in terms of performance. The truth is that it wasn`t a good car and not a good boat either. The car used its front wheels for maneuvering on land as well as on water, obviously way less effective than a regular boat. It also tended to have leak problems, as its flotation was entirely dependent on whether the bilge pump could keep up with the leakage. However, the car has appeared in a bunch of movies and President Lyndon B. Johnson was known as an owner of an Amphicar.