‘Reckless driver’ Eva Mendes refuses to fix her banged up car

Updated: Jul 31, 2010, 16:53 PM IST

London: Eva Mendes punishes herself for her reckless driving – by refusing to fix the dents and scratches on her luxury car.

The actress leases a top Lexus hybrid - but she``s crashed it several times backing out of the garage and driving on narrow roads.

But the ‘Hitch’ star has refused to repair her car, as penance for being a bad driver.

"I`m not an amazing driver... It``s (the car is) pretty banged up,” the Daily Star quoted her as saying.

"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)," she added.