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MOVE OVER, TAURUS BEST-SELLING CAR COMES IN A SMALL PACKAGE
[CHICAGOLAND FINAL, CN Edition]
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: Patricia Zeff. Special to the Tribune.
Date: Apr 17, 1994
Start Page: 6
Section: TRANSPORTATION
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The best-selling car in America looks like a cross between a Volkswagen Beetle and Fred Flintstone's vehicle.

Since 1979, the Little Tikes Co. has sold more than 4 million Cozy Coupes, making the plastic vehicle the largest-selling car in the country, said Little Tikes' spokeswoman Leslie Mapes.

The cars, which have a sticker price of about $43, were designed by Jim Mariol, owner of Design Alliance Inc., a Cincinnati design company. Mariol built go-carts and the like when he was a child and started his design career at Chrysler Corp. in 1952.

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