Photos: Before the Prius, Ten Compact Cult Cars

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Sure, the Toyota Prius is wildly popular for its fuel-saving technology, but perhaps its popularity is due just as much to what it says about its driver: "I'm saving the environment. And I'm better than you."
There were other cars, before the Prius rolled across America, that inspired a cult following. Here's a list of ten of them, including a personal favorite, the AMC Gremlin. Click here for a slide show.

Make sure to read this week's feature story, "Wild Rides," about runaway Priuses.

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