9. Volkswagen Bug
Few vehicles are as famous as the Volkswagen Beetle. This bulbous economy car is about as legendary as an automobile can get. But perhaps it should have been called the cockroach since it just wouldn’t die. It’s the longest running and most prolifically produced car in history with some 21 million examples of the original version manufactured.
Its timeline reaches back to pre-World-War-II Nazi Germany, smashes through the hippie era and crash lands decades beyond. The venerable Bug as it became known undoubtedly earned a million other nicknames, some of which can’t be said at the dinner table. Fortunately for motorists and pop-culture enthusiasts alike, this insect wasn’t squashed. And come on, Bug beats Kraft Durch Freude Wagen any day.