The Hitch star leases a top Lexus hybrid - but she's crashed it several times backing out of the garage and driving on narrow roads.
But Mendes refuses have the car repaired, as penance for being a bad driver.
She explains, ""I'm not an amazing driver... It's (the car is) pretty banged up.
""As a punishment to myself, because I get in all these little fender benders, I don't get it fixed. So I drive around in this beat up (car).""