Photos: Before the Prius, Ten Compact Cult Cars

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."
The AMC Gremlin is one of 10 popular compact cult cars.
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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