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The Cobra Kai Season 2 Mystery That Fans Still Want Solved In Season 4

Minor spoilers for Cobra Kai season 3 ahead!

Anyone missing their fix of martial arts, interfamilial drama, and '80s nostalgia will be delighted to hear Cobra Kai is back with season 3. The spin-off series of the hit 1984 film The Karate Kid (and its subsequent sequels) dropped its newest ten-episode run earlier than anticipated on Netflix so that fans could ring in the new year with Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), still trying to get his act together after losing the All-Valley Karate Tournament all those years ago. 

The last time we saw these characters, Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) had suffered a catastrophic injury that threatened his future in martial arts. Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) was forced to close Miyagi-Do when it was clear the rivalry between his students and those at Cobra Kai had escalated too far, and Johnny had lost control of his own dojo. 

Season 3 picks up these plot threads and takes them into new, interesting directions, but that doesn't mean all the questions fans had from the previous season get answers. In fact, if you look on Reddit, you'll see there's one plot point from the end of season 2 on which a lot of people are still waiting for resolution, and it has to do with Johnny's signature ride. 

Cobra Kai fans want to know where Johnny's 2009 Dodge Challenger is

At the end of Cobra Kai season 2, Johnny goes to the beach and throws his phone into the ocean in frustration, at his wits' end after what's happened to Miguel; however, that's not the only thing he abandons. He also leaves behind the 2009 Dodge Challenger he received from Daniel LaRusso's car dealership with the keys inside. Johnny suped this car up to the max to exemplify everything he wanted the new Cobra Kai dojo to be, and him leaving it by the beach symbolizes how he wants to walk away from that way of life. 

Redditor u/yellowsubmarine3000 started a thread with a meme showing how they're still thinking about where Johnny's Challenger is. In season 3, Johnny gets a 1993 Dodge Caravan from Daniel's dealership, making for plenty of humorous moments in which Johnny, trying to keep up with his tough guy persona, has to drive a minivan around the Valley. While it's pretty cool that he can just get free cars at this point, the season never addresses where the Cobra Kai Challenger is, especially considering the keys were right there, and anyone could've easily taken it. 

Other Redditors chimed in to offer their theories about what could've happened to the Challenger, with u/chainsaw_28 saying, "I hope in the future [we'll] see some homeless guy or something driving that car all beat up and rusted in the background." Redditor u/varrock_dark_wizard provides a mundane explanation, suggesting, "I wonder if he had a loan on it and just walked away from it and let it get repo'd." Either way, this seems to be something fans want to see addressed going into season 4.