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Jun 25, 2014 2:52AM
I doubt the Vista Cruiser belongs on the list as one of the 'people's cars'.  The numbers wouldn't have been great enough to qualify.
Jun 25, 2014 2:53AM
The Datsun B 210 outsold Toyota in it's day and it should be on this list. Also, full sized  Fords, and Chevys should be prominant because they were the staple of the American car buyers well into the 1970s. Another typical MSN revisionist list written by someone who did no research, and falls into lock step with MSNs idea of history.
Jun 25, 2014 1:51AM
I thought this article was about "icon" cars.  What happened to Chrvrolet '55-'57?
Jun 25, 2014 3:49AM
I'm surprised that the 65-67 Impala / Bel Aire did not make the list. When I was a kid there was at least one one every block.
Jun 25, 2014 3:44AM
C'mon, folks.  The article title didn't specify only American cars.  I'm as patriotic as the next guy, but the fact is that today, there have been arguably "iconic" cars built all around the world (except possibly in Eastern Bloc or formerly Soviet Union countries which NEVER produced a decent car).  As Americans, we sometimes see the US as the center of the universe, which it is not.  The fact is that there is currently probably not a single car anywhere in the world that is produced in and has parts sourced exclusively from the nameplate country.  In a sense, all cars are "world" cars in that respect.  And yes, there have been good cars and junk cars from every country.  I think the article was relatively accurate except that I can't see the Olds Vista Cruiser or the Ford Focus on the list.  There were never many Vista Cruisers sold (though large American station wagons were popular for years), and the Ford Focus is too new to be considered "iconic".
Jun 25, 2014 3:12AM
Evan Griffey, When you are given an assignment to write an article, DON"T just run to the File Cabinet and dig out what somebody else has written. A significant car is one that changed the auto as we know it to be at a particular point in time. Example Ford F-150 1948-present. 1948 was a defining year NOT all years to present. 
Jun 25, 2014 6:25AM
As the author is talking "Iconic" vehicles", I doubt there is anyone over 40 who doesn't remember calling for a taxi and ending up in a Checker Marathon. (a true workhorse)
Jun 25, 2014 3:12AM

The list, except for the Vista Cruiser (my mom got a new one in 68 and we still have it), was EXACTLY what the title said it was. The cars that were the most popular with the buying public in their time. the fact that the Trabant wasn't sold in America doesn't change the fact that bazillions of them were on the roads when I was a kid in Europe. It is a very good and accurate list (again. except for the Vista Cruiser, which was a cool car in it's day but didn't sell as many units as others cause it was more expensive)

And as an aside, they were EXACTLY right on the Ford trucks now having 'blurred the lines' between truck and passenger car. Let's be a little more specific: If it has a back seat, it is a MINIVAN!

Just like your hummer, Escalade, etc., are MINIVANS   Now let's see how much hate that little truth draws!

Jun 24, 2014 11:52PM
" The  became the  after the CJ-8 ceased production in 1986."

The Wrangler replaced the CJ7 not the CJ8.
Jun 25, 2014 5:59AM
I may have been conceived in and grew up in the back seat of a Vista Cruiser...I'd like to own one today...
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