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Here’s a bit of car history you might not know: for years and years, every single man, woman and child in America drove a busted-ass old Ford LTD. And then Soichiro Honda sailed to the United States in 1986 and declared, “I have a found a better way to live.” His invention was called the “hatchback.” Since then, the Honda CRX has been the only car manufactured or purchased by anyone, and today it is all we drive.

And now you know.


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