What's The Most Iconic Car Of The 1990s?

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The 1990s presented a decade of hope, low gas prices, economic growth, low unemployment and lots of car sales. You could make millions with a URL. What's the most iconic car of the 1990s?


Built as a replacement for the smaller Bronco, the Ford Explorer brought about an era of fuel uber-consumption, uber-size and not-so-uber-utility. The Explorer beget the Expedition, the Expedition beget a desire for more luxury as utility vehicles became status symbols — replacing luxury sedans with ever-larger vehicles. The Explorer started a size war that shaped every single lineup of every U.S. automaker, and eventually affected the product decisions of foreign automakers. But it left such a terrible PR pox upon the U.S. automakers that they became derided for lack of foresight even today. It's role in Jurassic Park would raise awareness of the new vehicle.

The mind-numingly boring, over-sized SUV, unfortunately, hides automotive brilliance like the Mazda Miata behind its hulking mass as it takes the award for the most iconic car of the 90s.

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I dunno, I'm thinkin' Fox chassied Mustangs. They were everywhere and up until the '93 Camaros and Firebirds came out, they were making GM their bitch at the track too. Hell, they were so popular that I still see dozens rolling around on the street and for every SN-95 Mustang at the track, there are 5 Fox Mustangs.

Besides, when you're rollin' in your 5.0, your hair can blow in all that wind that flows like a harpoon, daily and nightly! Yeah, mang, all the girlies stand by and wave just to say "Hi". But no, you don't have to stop, you can just drive by and continue on to the next stop. But hey, if that block is dead, you can just continue to A1A Beachfront Avenue. There they got girlies wearin' less than bikinis and Rockman lovers driving Lamborghinis.

Yeah man, don't be jealous 'cause I'm out gettin' mine and you're rollin' in a broke ass Exploder with stock wheels painted beer urine yellow.

See, Rob van Winkle detailed it all right there for us! But I'm a little concerned about that A1A Beachfront. Sounds like the girls are nekkid and there are gay lovers running around is Lamborghinis. I've also hear some bad things about chumps full of 8-Balls. Not really sure why they want to play billiards on the side of the road but hey, you could go collect some shells on the pavement there. There are so many, you can hear them fallin' real fast! Just watch those harpoons, they flow daily and nightly. Might put out an eye or something.

Anyways, yo, hope the Police don't roll up on your scene looking for the crack fiends cause then the jackers might jack and yo, money, that's whack!

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