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Suprf1y
Suprf1y UltimaDork
8/4/18 9:55 a.m.

I think there were way too many cool cars from the 80's to be covered by a short article like this.

 

stroker
stroker UltraDork
8/4/18 10:32 a.m.

For me, E24.  'Nuff said.  :)

chuckles
chuckles Dork
8/4/18 10:17 p.m.

Yay, GLH-S. Mine was #238.

This was a man's track day car. A crazy young one.

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro PowerDork
8/4/18 10:30 p.m.

Ahh yes..

Wheezing 190hp Corvettes.

Audi Quattros catching fire on the hwy 5 climb in B.C.

Mustang, Camaro and Firebird with 4-cylinder engines.

Volvo using a French engine.

AMC/Renault

Those were the days...

Jim Pettengill
Jim Pettengill HalfDork
8/4/18 11:38 p.m.

I've had my (second) '89 MR2 for 18 years.  If I had to sell either the MR2 or my '94 Corvette, it wouldn't be the MR2.  I plan to keep this one forever.

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
8/5/18 9:01 a.m.
Suprf1y said:

I think there were way too many cool cars from the 80's to be covered by a short article like this.

 

that is why I was bitching about putting two different generations of the same car in it.

irish44j
irish44j UltimaDork
8/5/18 7:40 p.m.

I know it's not a "car" per se, but I would have to put the Jeep Cherokee (XJ) in there as one of the best vehicles of the 80s. Seeing as "crossovers" and "SUVs" are pretty much just "cars" these days, looking back at the XJ it was one of the first SUVs that was regularly seen both on the trails and with soccer moms drivign them (plus all the mail carriers, forest service people, utility workers, and everyone else that needed all-terrain/all-weather capability with an enclosed storage bay.

 

 

Matthew Kennedy
Matthew Kennedy Reader
8/5/18 10:01 p.m.

Jerry
Jerry UberDork
8/6/18 4:01 p.m.

Hmm, had two different '84 Camaros (second one only because it had AC and I had moved to New Orleans after the Navy, got out of the 1st one [that wasn't even an option installed] and thought berkeley I need AC).

Recently two different MR2s.  Navy friend had a plain 85 CRX that he loved without even being into racing.  And another Navy friend had a Shelby Charger (88 maybe).  Two other Navy friends with Mustangs.

Jeez this article reads like my 20s.

fidelity101
fidelity101 UltraDork
8/8/18 1:39 p.m.

interesting article and a good read! Also only commenting because of the  Black Flag, Minor Threat and Bad Brain reference as my favorite part. 

xflowgolf
xflowgolf Dork
8/8/18 1:57 p.m.

King_Kong
King_Kong
8/9/18 8:38 p.m.

What about the 4x4 cars of the 80's?....Eagle wagons & SX4s?....Subaru Justys & Brats?

Mazdax605
Mazdax605 UberDork
8/9/18 10:34 p.m.

RX-7 

Mel9146
Mel9146 New Reader
8/10/18 7:28 p.m.

I disagree with your comments about the 944 convertible.  It used the turbo body and a 3 liter motor.  You also forgot the 968.  Having a variety of them, the 44S is not that bad, but I still think the 68 is the best of them

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA SuperDork
8/10/18 7:50 p.m.

First generation Honda CRX/Si.  Cheap, fun, and your mother would refuse to ride in it too.

Cooter
Cooter Dork
8/10/18 8:19 p.m.
King_Kong said:

What about the 4x4 cars of the 80's?....Eagle wagons & SX4s?....Subaru Justys & Brats?

 

IJS

 

Suprf1y
Suprf1y UltimaDork
8/11/18 8:08 a.m.

This thread needs more hatch

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
8/11/18 9:35 a.m.

Cars? Pffffft.

Minitrucks.

Once GM and Ford finally entered the minitruck scene as OEM’s, you wouldn’t have had the whole 90’s minitruck scene.

StuntmanMike
StuntmanMike New Reader
8/20/18 7:47 a.m.

In reply to Ranger50 :

Ah Minitruckin' now you're talking! They should do a special on that.

Edit* This prompted me to google it and they are still making the magazine. So much for the nostalgia! 

Stefan
Stefan MegaDork
8/20/18 12:04 p.m.
Jerry From LA said:

First generation Honda CRX/Si.  Cheap, fun, and your mother would refuse to ride in it too.

My mother had one that she loved.  Of course she used to drive my older brother and I around in a TR-4 and when she drove school bus, she was one of the few that could drive stick....

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