He was later voted "Most Likely to Live His Life a Quarter Mile at a Time."
The Fast and the Furious and 2 Fast 2 Furious (aptly named, as it was operating at a level far outside of the realm of any normal human critic's judgment) are car porn blended with a healthy mix of sleeveless shirts and topped off with CGI that looks to be from 1980. Some series take a while to establish the laughable stereotype that they will become, but The Fast and the Furious did it almost immediately. It is, in itself, every parody of the film that will ever need to happen. The films all made a ton of money, and it was the most expendable action franchise of the 2000s, holding strong in that spot until a new series came along that actually declared itself expendable.
Whereas the first three films focus primarily on street races and the people with a lack of screen presence that love them, Fast & Furious, along with Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6, took all the vroom vrooms and implemented them into what would become, basically, heist films, a far more exciting route than having characters frown at each other in between screeching tires for 100 minutes.
Now they drink beer and seizure-smirk at each other.
Secondly, they created a stronger overarching theme, primarily based around the importance of Vin Diesel's favorite word in the series ("Family," Diesel said thoughtfully, doing something with his mouth that sort of looked like smiling). And, to top it off, they added Dwayne "Don't Call Me 'The Rock' OK Maybe Just Once" Johnson, a human cartoon character who provides the kind of macho, self-aware performance that really anchors the tone of the series.