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*** The Versa itself could go down the Sunny B13's path of very long market life [[https://www.motorpasion.com.mx/industria/nissan-v-drive-2020-precios-versiones-equipamiento-mexico now that Nissan announced they would continue its production along with the next generation of the Versa itself]].


* Before Subaru, it was Volvo and Saab that were seen as the unofficial Foreign Cars of the East Coast. It helps that the cars were designed in and for Scandinavia, a region with a rough winter climate and mountainous terrain not unlike that of the northeastern US[[note]]Literally, the Appalachian Mountains are part of the same paleolithic mountain range as the Scandinavian Mountains[[/note]]. Even after Volvo moved upmarket during the 2000s and ceded the lower rungs of the market to Subaru, they remained popular among wealthy northeasterners who didn't want to look [[ConspicuousConsumption ostentatious]] in a Mercedes or a BMW; a [[ShownTheirWork well-researched]] Yankee preppy in pop culture is likely to be shown driving a Volvo. Saab, meanwhile, is [[TooCoolToLive dearly missed]] among that same group of people (GM having bought the brand and mismanaged it into the ground; ironically, they were working on a joint SUV project with Subaru when they went out, and said SUV came to market as the Subaru (B9) Tribeca).

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* Before Subaru, it was Volvo and Saab that were seen as the unofficial Foreign Cars of the East Coast. It helps that the cars were designed in and for Scandinavia, a region with a rough winter climate and mountainous terrain not unlike that of the northeastern US[[note]]Literally, the Appalachian Mountains are [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1946.html part of the same paleolithic mountain range range]] as the Scandinavian Mountains[[/note]]. Mountains, as are the Scottish Highlands and Newfoundland.[[/note]]. Even after Volvo moved upmarket during the 2000s and ceded the lower rungs of the market to Subaru, they remained popular among wealthy northeasterners who didn't want to look [[ConspicuousConsumption ostentatious]] in a Mercedes or a BMW; somebody writing a Yankee preppy character and [[ShownTheirWork well-researched]] Yankee preppy in pop culture is did their research]] will likely to be shown show them driving a Volvo. Saab, meanwhile, is [[TooCoolToLive dearly missed]] among that same group of people (GM having people. (Short version: GM bought the brand and mismanaged it into the ground; ironically, ground. Appropriately enough given the above, at the time Saab went out of business they and Subaru were working on a joint crossover SUV project with Subaru when they went out, and said SUV project, which ultimately came to market as the Subaru (B9) Tribeca).Tribeca, only feeding the image of Subaru as Saab's SpiritualSuccessor.)


** The Toyota Corolla in Mexico is still young, but it's starting to carve a name for itself on account of its legendary ruggedness and reliability despite its unassuming looks. Ask any American what they think about the Toyota Corolla, and they'll describe it as bland, dull, boring, an appliance, and the car equivalent of watching paint dry. Ask a Mexican, and they will praise the Corolla's reliability, and will probably start telling you about that old Corolla that still runs good as new.

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** The Toyota Corolla in Mexico is still young, introduced sometime around 2005, but it's starting to carve a name for itself on account of its legendary ruggedness and reliability despite its unassuming looks. Ask any American what they think about the Toyota Corolla, and they'll describe it as bland, dull, boring, an appliance, and the car equivalent of watching paint dry. Ask a Mexican, and they will praise the Corolla's reliability, and will probably start telling you about that old Corolla that still runs good as new.

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** The Toyota Corolla in Mexico is still young, but it's starting to carve a name for itself on account of its legendary ruggedness and reliability despite its unassuming looks. Ask any American what they think about the Toyota Corolla, and they'll describe it as bland, dull, boring, an appliance, and the car equivalent of watching paint dry. Ask a Mexican, and they will praise the Corolla's reliability, and will probably start telling you about that old Corolla that still runs good as new.

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** Skylines are incredibly popular in Australia, mainly due to their success in the Australian Touring Car Championship in the 1980s and early 90s. The R31 in particular, while not well known elsewhere since it never received a GT-R, was produced locally and received a 3 litre engine known for being easily turbocharged. They are now cheap and popular as entry level drift and drag racing cars.


*** During the Christmas Special of the GrandTour, Jeremy Clarkson is actually worried about completing the trip when he sees the remains of a dead Hilux on the side of the road. Dropping a building on it? Works perfectly fine. Driving it in UsefulNotes/Namibia? Torn to pieces by the terrain.

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*** During the Christmas Special of the GrandTour, ''Series/TheGrandTour'', Jeremy Clarkson is actually worried about completing the trip when he sees the remains of a dead Hilux on the side of the road. Dropping a building on it? Works perfectly fine. Driving it in UsefulNotes/Namibia? Torn to pieces by the terrain.



-->"Subaru has only three major product lines: you have the Impreza line, which includes the XV Crosstrek, which is only purchased by people in Colorado after they've [[TheStoner smoked a bowl]]. You have the Legacy line, which includes the Outback, which [[TheOtherRainforest people in Oregon]] think is an SUV. And you have the Forester, which is a legitimate compact crossover that can be enjoyed without marijuana or Oregon residency. ... And as we look back on 2014, we'll remember this as the year that Volkswagen ceded its plan for global domination to a bunch of people from Vermont who wear flip-flops in the snow.''"

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-->"Subaru has only three major product lines: you have the Impreza line, which includes the XV Crosstrek, which is only purchased by people in Colorado after they've [[TheStoner smoked a bowl]]. You have the Legacy line, which includes the Outback, which [[TheOtherRainforest [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest people in Oregon]] think is an SUV. And you have the Forester, which is a legitimate compact crossover that can be enjoyed without marijuana or Oregon residency. ... And as we look back on 2014, we'll remember this as the year that Volkswagen ceded its plan for global domination to a bunch of people from Vermont who wear flip-flops in the snow.''"



* Before Subaru, it was Volvo and Saab that were seen as the unofficial Foreign Cars of the East Coast. It helps that the cars were designed in and for Scandinavia, a region with a rough winter climate and mountainous terrain not unlike that of the northeastern US[[note]]Literally, the Appalachian Mountains are part of the same paleolithic mountain range as the Scandinavian Mountains[[/note]]. Even after Volvo moved upmarket during the 2000s and ceded the lower rungs of the market to Subaru, they remained popular among wealthy northeasterners who didn't want to look [[ConspicuousConsumption ostentatious]] in a Mercedes or a BMW; a [[ShownTheirWork well-researched]] Yankee preppy in pop culture is likely to be shown driving a Volvo. Saab, meanwhile, is [[TooCoolToLive dearly missed]] among that same group of people.

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* Before Subaru, it was Volvo and Saab that were seen as the unofficial Foreign Cars of the East Coast. It helps that the cars were designed in and for Scandinavia, a region with a rough winter climate and mountainous terrain not unlike that of the northeastern US[[note]]Literally, the Appalachian Mountains are part of the same paleolithic mountain range as the Scandinavian Mountains[[/note]]. Even after Volvo moved upmarket during the 2000s and ceded the lower rungs of the market to Subaru, they remained popular among wealthy northeasterners who didn't want to look [[ConspicuousConsumption ostentatious]] in a Mercedes or a BMW; a [[ShownTheirWork well-researched]] Yankee preppy in pop culture is likely to be shown driving a Volvo. Saab, meanwhile, is [[TooCoolToLive dearly missed]] among that same group of people.people (GM having bought the brand and mismanaged it into the ground; ironically, they were working on a joint SUV project with Subaru when they went out, and said SUV came to market as the Subaru (B9) Tribeca).


-->"Subaru has only three major product lines: you have the Impreza line, which includes the XV Crosstrek, which is only purchased by people in Colorado after they've [[TheStoner smoked a bowl]]. You have the Legacy line, which includes the Outback, which people in Oregon think is an SUV. And you have the Forester, which is a legitimate compact crossover that can be enjoyed without marijuana or Oregon residency. ... And as we look back on 2014, we'll remember this as the year that Volkswagen ceded its plan for global domination to a bunch of people from Vermont who wear flip-flops in the snow.''"
** They're also very popular among LGBT drivers, especially lesbians, almost to the point of stereotype. ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''[='=]s Weekend Update, for instance, while covering the reaction to Russia's anti-gay laws in the run-up to the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames, [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/01/02/lesbians_and_subarus_why_do_lesbians_love_outbacks_and_foresters.html featured]] Kate [=McKinnon=] as Billie Jean King promising to "drive my Subaru Outback into Red Square, doing doughnuts and blasting Music/MelissaEtheridge." As explained [[http://www.awpagesociety.com/images/uploads/Subaru_Case_Study.pdf here]], in TheNineties Subaru's market research noticed that, for whatever reason, lesbians were buying their cars in disproportionate numbers. Rather than get embarrassed, Subaru saw a largely untapped demographic and actively courted the LGBT market from there on out. They run ads in gay and lesbian media with taglines like "It's Not a Choice, It's the Way We're Built", sponsor a "Rainbow Card" (a loyalty credit card that funds donations to gay rights causes), and hired Czech tennis star (and open lesbian) Martina Navratilova as their spokesperson. The fact that some of their strongest US markets -- the aforementioned Northeast and Pacific Northwest -- are also among the most socially liberal and gay-friendly in the country, to the point of giving Subarus something of a [[HippieVan hippie-mobile]] reputation in the US, also feeds into the image of Subaru as a "lesbian car". Even the Impreza WRX STI, a car built for the World Rally Championship and marketed to performance enthusiasts, is no exception.

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-->"Subaru has only three major product lines: you have the Impreza line, which includes the XV Crosstrek, which is only purchased by people in Colorado after they've [[TheStoner smoked a bowl]]. You have the Legacy line, which includes the Outback, which [[TheOtherRainforest people in Oregon Oregon]] think is an SUV. And you have the Forester, which is a legitimate compact crossover that can be enjoyed without marijuana or Oregon residency. ... And as we look back on 2014, we'll remember this as the year that Volkswagen ceded its plan for global domination to a bunch of people from Vermont who wear flip-flops in the snow.''"
** They're also very popular among LGBT drivers, especially lesbians, almost to the point of stereotype. ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''[='=]s Weekend Update, for instance, while covering the reaction to Russia's anti-gay laws in the run-up to the UsefulNotes/OlympicGames, [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/01/02/lesbians_and_subarus_why_do_lesbians_love_outbacks_and_foresters.html featured]] Kate [=McKinnon=] as Billie Jean King promising to "drive my Subaru Outback into Red Square, doing doughnuts and blasting Music/MelissaEtheridge.Melissa Etheridge." As explained [[http://www.awpagesociety.com/images/uploads/Subaru_Case_Study.pdf here]], in TheNineties Subaru's market research noticed that, for whatever reason, lesbians were buying their cars in disproportionate numbers. Rather than get embarrassed, Subaru saw a largely untapped demographic and actively courted the LGBT market from there on out. They run ads in gay and lesbian media with taglines like "It's Not a Choice, It's the Way We're Built", sponsor a "Rainbow Card" (a loyalty credit card that funds donations to gay rights causes), and hired Czech tennis star (and open lesbian) Martina Navratilova as their spokesperson. The fact that some of their strongest US markets -- the aforementioned Northeast and Pacific Northwest -- are also among the most socially liberal and gay-friendly in the country, to the point of giving Subarus something of a [[HippieVan hippie-mobile]] [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippie]]-[[HippieVan mobile]] reputation in the US, also feeds into the image of Subaru as a "lesbian car". Even the Impreza WRX STI, a car built for the World Rally Championship and marketed to performance enthusiasts, is no exception.



*** Heck, Subaru has even somewhat sponsored, and give cars to the [[ByTheBookCop Singapore Police Force]]. You can easily find an Impreza police car in this urban island. ''Just there are no WRX [=STi=] police cars yet.''

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*** Heck, Subaru has even somewhat sponsored, and give cars to the [[ByTheBookCop Singapore Police Force]]. You can easily find an Impreza police car in this urban island. ''Just ''It's just there are no WRX [=STi=] police cars yet.''



* Despite [[NoExportForYou never being officially sold in the United Kingdom]], the Lincoln MKZ, a luxury version of the Ford Mondeo sedan, is quite popular there. Not many are found on British roads, aside from some American and Canadian expats, but it is well-liked with a small cult following.

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* Despite [[NoExportForYou never being officially sold in the United Kingdom]], the Lincoln MKZ, Zephyr/MKZ, a luxury version of the Ford Mondeo Fusion/Mondeo sedan, is quite popular there. Not many are found on British roads, aside from some American and Canadian expats, but it is well-liked with a small cult following.



* The Hummer was generally seen as AwesomeButImpractical at best in the United States. The country that loved it, however? Mongolia. Hummers gained popularity among Mongolia's upper class due to their big, strong aesthetics and ability to handle the country's rough roads. If you visit Ulaanbaatar, expect to see multiple Hummers every day.

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* The Hummer was generally seen as AwesomeButImpractical at best in the United States. The country that loved it, however? Mongolia. Hummers gained popularity among Mongolia's upper class due to their big, strong aesthetics and ability to handle the country's rough roads. If you visit Ulaanbaatar, expect to see multiple Hummers every day. (This may explain why a Chinese company attempted and failed to buy Hummer durign GM's restructuring.)



* The Chevy Lumina APV and its sister model the Pontiac Trans Sport were widely hated in America due to their avant-garde styling which caused them to gain the unflattering nickname of "Dustbusters". In Europe, however, said styling was much better appreciated due to its similarity to that of the well-regarded Renault Espace, which made the Lumina APV and Trans Sport especially popular in France.

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* The Pontiac [[PunnyName Trans Sport]] and its sister models, the Chevy Lumina APV and its sister model the Pontiac Trans Sport Oldsmobile Silhouette, were widely hated in America due to their avant-garde styling which caused them to gain the unflattering nickname of "Dustbusters"."Dustbusters"; by 1996 GM replaced the Dustbusters with more conventional minivans (the Lumina APV was replaced by the Venture; the Trans Sport was renamed the Montana after a popular appearance package; the Silhouette name was the only one left from the original lineup). In Europe, however, said styling was much better appreciated due to its similarity to that of the well-regarded Renault Espace, which made the Lumina APV and Trans Sport especially popular in France.


* Volkswagen Group brands from VW and Skoda to Audi and ''Bentley'' are popular enough in UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} to outsell any other foreign brand by an order of magnitude. It's a matter of clever marketing, by providing a sizable network of dealers, cheap maintenance, affordable parts, frugal Diesel engines, and plentiful opportunities for tuning and modding.

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* Volkswagen Group brands from VW and Skoda to Audi and ''Bentley'' are popular enough in UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} to outsell any other foreign brand by an order of magnitude. It's a matter of clever marketing, by providing a sizable network of dealers, cheap maintenance, affordable parts, frugal Diesel engines, and plentiful opportunities for tuning and modding. (Romania does have a car manufacturer -- Dacia -- but most of its sales are abroad and its cars are sold in the Americas under the Renault badge).


** During the early 60's until mid 90's, the most popular car in Mexico was the Volkswagen Beetle ([[FanNickname nicknamed there as "Vocho"]]), due to the fact it was cheaper than the imported American cars available at that time (the fact that the car was actually made in Mexico at that time, making the acquisition of spares helped too) and compact enough to fit anywhere. Its popularity ended with the mid-90's economic crisis, the lack of replacement components and the halt on the production of these cars (which ocurred around 2003). In spite of that it is very common to find these cars in big cities such as Mexico City or Monterrey, specially as taxi cabs until 2012, a date set by the Mexico City government as a deadline to get off the streets all of these iconic cabs.

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** During the early 60's until mid 90's, the most popular car in Mexico was the Volkswagen Beetle ([[FanNickname nicknamed there as "Vocho"]]), due to the fact it was cheaper than the imported American cars available at that time (the fact that the car was actually made in Mexico at that time, making the acquisition of spares helped too) and compact enough to fit anywhere. Its popularity ended with the mid-90's economic crisis, the lack of replacement components components, the arrival of better alternatives (as explained later), and the halt on the production of these cars (which ocurred around 2003). In spite of that it is very common to find these cars in big cities such as Mexico City or Monterrey, specially as taxi cabs until 2012, a date set by the Mexico City government as a deadline to get off the streets all of these iconic cabs.


** However, as much as the Mexican market favors extremely durable cars, people there also have a soft spot for hulking SUV/pick-up juggernaughts. This has its origin in Mexico's agriculture and mining operations usually taking place in a notoriously mountainous landscape, which means any vehicle used for these purposes must be strong, powerful and large enough to accomodate medium cargos such as power generators, bulk fertilizer or mining machinery. However, some models of that kind were widely sold for different reasons -- the Ford Excursion, which in USA was an incredibly titanic monstrosity of a SUV aimed at insecure people and discontinued almost as fast as it was introduced, was still sold in Mexico because it turned out to be an excellent narco attack vehicle with room for 10 goons armed to the teeth, and the same goes for the Ford F-150, which was until recently a favorite of Mexican police departments thanks to its fleet model being affordable, reliable and capable of carrying a fully armed police squad.

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** However, as much as the Mexican market favors extremely durable cars, people there also have a soft spot for hulking SUV/pick-up juggernaughts. This has its origin in Mexico's agriculture and mining operations usually taking place in a notoriously mountainous landscape, which means any vehicle used for the people who manage these purposes activities must be strong, powerful and large enough to accomodate medium use all-terrain vehicles capable of hauling small, valuable cargos such as power generators, bulk fertilizer insecticide or mining machinery. However, some models of that kind were widely sold for different reasons -- the Ford Excursion, which in USA was an incredibly titanic monstrosity of a SUV aimed at insecure people and discontinued almost as fast as it was introduced, was still sold in Mexico because it turned out to be an excellent narco attack vehicle with room for 10 goons armed to the teeth, and the same goes for the Ford F-150, which was until recently a favorite of Mexican police departments thanks to its fleet model being affordable, reliable and capable of carrying a fully armed police squad.

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* The Chevy Lumina APV and its sister model the Pontiac Trans Sport were widely hated in America due to their avant-garde styling which caused them to gain the unflattering nickname of "Dustbusters". In Europe, however, said styling was much better appreciated due to its similarity to that of the well-regarded Renault Espace, which made the Lumina APV and Trans Sport especially popular in France.


** Within the United States, the [[HollywoodNewEngland New England region]], especially the state of Vermont, is almost [[http://fscenglishblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/state-of-vermont-sponsored-by-subaru.html stereotypically]] associated with Subarus, due mainly to the fact that they're some of the least expensive all-wheel-drive vehicles that one can find without purchasing a big truck. Winter weather in New England can get ''nasty'', but at the same time, the region is very urbanized and hilly with lots of winding, narrow roads in cities, towns, and countryside alike, making big trucks impractical and unpopular. (Even businesses and contractors prefer to use vans like the Ford Transit rather than pickups.) Subarus are also popular throughout the rest of the Northeast, as well as the Pacific Northwest and Colorado, for many of the same reasons (bad winter weather + urban environments = demand for small AWD cars).

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** Within the United States, the [[HollywoodNewEngland New England region]], especially the state of Vermont, is almost [[http://fscenglishblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/state-of-vermont-sponsored-by-subaru.html stereotypically]] associated with Subarus, due mainly to the fact that they're some of the least expensive all-wheel-drive vehicles that one can find without purchasing a big truck. Winter weather in New England can get ''nasty'', but at the same time, the region is very urbanized and hilly with lots of winding, narrow roads in cities, towns, and countryside alike, making big trucks [[AwesomeButImpractical impractical and unpopular.unpopular]]. (Even businesses and contractors prefer to use vans like the Ford Transit rather than pickups.) Subarus are also popular throughout the rest of the Northeast, as well as the Pacific Northwest and Colorado, for many of the same reasons (bad winter weather + urban environments = demand for small AWD cars). In fact, unlike other Japanese automakers whose first toeholds in the American market were on the West Coast, Subaru of America's headquarters has always been in either UsefulNotes/{{Pennsylvania}} (originally) or UsefulNotes/NewJersey (currently).


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* Before Subaru, it was Volvo and Saab that were seen as the unofficial Foreign Cars of the East Coast. It helps that the cars were designed in and for Scandinavia, a region with a rough winter climate and mountainous terrain not unlike that of the northeastern US[[note]]Literally, the Appalachian Mountains are part of the same paleolithic mountain range as the Scandinavian Mountains[[/note]]. Even after Volvo moved upmarket during the 2000s and ceded the lower rungs of the market to Subaru, they remained popular among wealthy northeasterners who didn't want to look [[ConspicuousConsumption ostentatious]] in a Mercedes or a BMW; a [[ShownTheirWork well-researched]] Yankee preppy in pop culture is likely to be shown driving a Volvo. Saab, meanwhile, is [[TooCoolToLive dearly missed]] among that same group of people.

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* Mazda may be a small player on a global scale, but they punch above their weight in Australia, consistently placing as the second best selling car brand, second only to Toyota.


* Thanks to the American auto industry's [[NeverLiveItDown inability to live down]] its [[TheSeventies '70s]] DorkAge, Japanese cars, especially compact cars, have this status in America, to the point where many of the major Japanese automakers have built factories in the US to accommodate demand (and get around tariffs). For decades, Japanese cars have been seen by Americans as the benchmark of quality -- it's only been in the last few years that the (perceived) gap in quality between Detroit and Japanese automakers has closed. With trucks, on the other hand, American brands like the Chevy Silverado and Ford F-150 have a much stronger reputation than their Japanese counterparts.

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* Thanks to the American auto industry's [[NeverLiveItDown inability to live down]] its [[TheSeventies '70s]] DorkAge, Japanese cars, especially compact cars, have this status in America, to the point where many of the major Japanese automakers have built factories in the US to accommodate demand (and get around tariffs). While the Detroit Big Four were struggling to make small cars after a lifetime of making only huge, luxurious land boats, Honda and Toyota were coming from a good five-ten years of making the Civic and Corolla, and when their actually reliable cars hit the market against a cesspool of poor-quality American subcompacts, their success was instant. For decades, Japanese cars have been seen by Americans as the benchmark of quality -- it's only been in the last few years that the (perceived) gap in quality between Detroit and Japanese automakers has closed. With trucks, on the other hand, American brands like the Chevy Silverado and Ford F-150 have a much stronger reputation than their Japanese counterparts.


** However, as much as the Mexican market favors extremely durable cars, people there also have a soft spot for hulking SUV/pick-up juggernaughts. This has its origin in Mexico's agriculture and mining operations usually taking place in a notoriously mountainous landscape, which means any vehicle used for these purposes must be strong, powerful and large enough to accomodate medium cargos such as power generators, bulk fertilizer or mining machinery. However, some models of that kind were widely sold for different reasons -- the Ford Excursion, which in USA was an incredibly titanic monstrosity of a SUV aimed at insecure people and discontinued almost as fast as it was introduced, was still sold in Mexico because it turned out to be an excellent narco attack vehicle with room for 10 goons armed to the teeth, and the same goes for the Ford F-150 with its fleet model being relatively affordable and capable of carrying a fully armed police squad.

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** However, as much as the Mexican market favors extremely durable cars, people there also have a soft spot for hulking SUV/pick-up juggernaughts. This has its origin in Mexico's agriculture and mining operations usually taking place in a notoriously mountainous landscape, which means any vehicle used for these purposes must be strong, powerful and large enough to accomodate medium cargos such as power generators, bulk fertilizer or mining machinery. However, some models of that kind were widely sold for different reasons -- the Ford Excursion, which in USA was an incredibly titanic monstrosity of a SUV aimed at insecure people and discontinued almost as fast as it was introduced, was still sold in Mexico because it turned out to be an excellent narco attack vehicle with room for 10 goons armed to the teeth, and the same goes for the Ford F-150 with F-150, which was until recently a favorite of Mexican police departments thanks to its fleet model being relatively affordable affordable, reliable and capable of carrying a fully armed police squad.

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