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The cars that became part of popular culture

Autocar Logo By Ronan Glon of Autocar | Slide 1 of 21: The average motorist wants something that starts, accelerates, brakes and won’t kill them in a crash – full stop. Sometimes, a variety of factors blend together to turn a tool of transportation into an icon that transcends decades as it permeates into every faction of the population. Here are some of the cars that have left their mark (for better or worse) on American popular culture.

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The average motorist wants something that starts, accelerates, brakes and won’t kill them in a crash – full stop. Sometimes, a variety of factors blend together to turn a tool of transportation into an icon that transcends decades as it permeates into every faction of the population. Here are some of the cars that have left their mark (for better or worse) on American popular culture.

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