LEAD­ING THE WAY

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TREND­SET­TING FEA­TURE CARS

Set­ting trends is a sub­jec­tive sub­ject, as the real­ity is that ideas get passed around all over the show, and es­tab­lish­ing who re­ally came up with them to start with is pretty damn hard to quan­tify. Of course, ev­ery idea is a de­riv­a­tive of an­other idea and, most likely, these days, with the way of the world, is sourced overseas via the in­ter­net. But then, just be­cause cars are sim­i­lar, doesn’t mean they’re copied, as there’s al­ways nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion. For bet­ter or for worse, here are the cars that, in our col­lec­tive opin­ion at least, have set the trends that lo­cals have fol­lowed. It doesn’t mean they’ve been the best, it doesn’t mean they’ve been the most in­no­va­tive, nor does it im­ply any other form of praise — it’s just that peo­ple have liked them enough to say, “Hell yeah, I’m copy­ing that!”

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