CarPoint Editors Name Most Unforgettable Cars; Do Consumers Agree?

DETROIT, Jan. 11, 2000 — Famous cars from television and movies have captured the imagination of auto enthusiasts for decades. Have you ever wondered which TV or movie car is the most unforgettable of all time? According to consumers polled in the MSN TM CarPoint TM “Most Unforgettable Cars”
poll, the time-traveling DeLorean from
“Back to the Future”
is the most coveted car. Editors for the CarPoint online automotive service, on the other hand, lauded the car that crusaded the streets of Gotham City as the most memorable – the original Batmobile.

CarPoint polled its staff of editors and more than 20,000 consumers to determine their most unforgettable cars in fun and compelling categories such as
“Most Unforgettable Family Car,” “Most Unforgettable Comeback Car”
“Most Unforgettable Back Seat.”

According to Mark Hickling, editor and publisher of CarPoint, answering these questions was both fun and challenging.
“It was interesting to reminisce about all of the really great cars over time. We were surprised to see how our answers compared to those of the general public.”

Kim Komando, national radio talk show host and best-selling author, recently announced the poll results at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2000 in Detroit. Results of the poll are as follows:

As the official Web site of the NAIAS for the third consecutive year, CarPoint offers streaming video, surround videos and editorial reviews from the show floor, as well as a preview of the 60 hottest new cars as they are unveiled during the auto show’s exclusive media days. In addition, all the action can be viewed via the virtual show floor map on CarPoint, which streams live views of the show floor onto the Internet.

About CarPoint

One of the Internet’s most established sites, CarPoint is a comprehensive automotive Web site offering users complete car-buying and car-care information. First available in July

1996, CarPoint gives users fast, convenient access to detailed specifications and pricing information, reviews and advice from leading automotive writers, interactive decision-management tools, and personalized maintenance and recall information. CarPoint is available free on the World Wide Web at (connect-time charges may apply).

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
) is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software – any time, any place and on any device.

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