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Hooniverse Asks- Twofer: What Car Introduced in the ‘80s has Aged the Best? Which has the Worst?

Robert Emslie August 27, 2013 Hooniverse Asks 155 Comments


For many of us, the 1980s represents a sort of agreed upon unofficial delimiter of the modern auto age. Cars before then are considered oldies, while those from the Mtv era are often thought of as being modern enough to roll today. There were also a lot of epochal automobiles and trucks that debuted in the ’80s. Just consider the Chrysler K-cars and minivans, Ford’s Sable and Taurus twins, Toyota’s MR2, and the Pontiac Fiero. All of those are important for one reason or another, and all are children of the ’80s.

Of course not all of the cars and trucks that first saw the light of day in the ’80s have made a lasting impression, and as evidence I bet right now you can’t think of one. For every Mustang GT there was an EXP, and  the yin of the Audi 5000 was countered by the yang of the… well, Audi 5000. Yeah, sometimes the blade cuts both ways. In fact it’s interesting that of all the cars introduced in the 1980s, some almost seem contemporary today – first generation MX5 anyone? – while others look as dated as an MC Hammer video.

Today, I want to hear from you which are which. I want you to tell me which cars debuting in the ’80s – in your opinion – have really stood the test of time. That’s a tall order I know, but you’re not dome yet. I also want to know which ’80s cars haven’t aged well. Yep, it’s a Tuesday twofer, with an ’80s beat. 

Image source: BackToThe80s.it