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The 80s were the last great decade

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  1. JuiceTheGator

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    I always buy boats made in the 80s if possible because they're solid and the quality is way, way higher than new shit.

    Mercedes were last great in the 80s...when they were still made like 150mph Panzers.

    I always wanted one of these. I valet parked one in HS and it like rolling velvet.

     



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    My dad had an '80s Marquis and thought it was so sweet, but he was going deaf and couldn't hear the constant hiss of an apparent vacuum leak somewhere in the steering column. I told him he should get that sucker fixed, but he just swore that I was crazy and there was no issue. I WAS crazy, but at least I could hear!
    My only '80s car was an '89 CRX, very boring and basic transportation but it was reliable. I didn't realize when I bought it that I was going to pay sky high insurance rates as a young guy in a 2 seater, though, the Grand National I originally thought I was going to buy would have cost me half as much per year to insure. I started telling the car nut techs I worked with that I was going to drive to work in a GN soon and one of them politely informed me that they weren't made anymore...he also said that he knew a place in OK that had two '87s sitting on the lot, but I just dropped the whole idea and bought a crummy little car. I was thinking about a Stang a few years before that and a buddy had one that he traded in on a little shitbox after a year due to innumerable problems, that left a bad taste in my mouth. Also test drove a Cavalier Z24, what a piece of garbage...knew a guy who made a big stink about how cool it was when he bought one and six months later he said it was the worst decision he ever made.
     
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    I knew these weren't real speed demons, but I really liked the BMW M1 when I was in high school.
    I know that it's not fair to compare, but a stock vehicle only had about 20 more hp than my little SUV as well as a lower peak torque at a much higher RPM (FA20DIT is supposed to have a flat torque peak from 2000-4500 RPM, typical for DI engines for some reason). The Beemer wins by just a BIT in looks...
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  5. JuiceTheGator

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    That pic looks like a Bricklin...another funky 80s car.

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    The best car in the 80's was one built in the 70's. There not one single 80's car I would want to own.
     
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    Exactly! American made cars from the 80s were of the worst quality and it is what caused a decline in the big 3 automakers. They simply were shit.
     
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    Had a 1983 Pontiac 6000LE. Not a bad care. Drove pretty good.
    Then bought a 1988 Pontiac Formula 350 in 1990. It was a fun car.
    It finally developed a problem with the mass air flow sensor system and I just dumped it.

    This is an exact copy of it.
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    But to be fair, it was stolen off my driveway once, found by the police the same day, and recovered. It never was quite the same after that.
     
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    American stuff did get shitty.

    You'd love one of these though for the legroom.

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    Pick one - same year:

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    or

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    I could do that.
     
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    Fox body.
    Saleen.
    The epitome of the Eighties.

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    A good friend of mine had one of those with the huge engine. The dashboard rattled almost right from the dealer lot.
    :thumb:
     
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    I know it was designed in the '70's and produced until the '90's, but the 928 was one of the greatest of '80's.

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    This.

    Otherwise great car.
     
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    The mid 80s Quattroporte was a nice car. Now, you drop a small block into 'em and paint it camo!

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    Most american products in the 80's were turribull. My dad ran an auto restoration business back then. For every classic car we restored, we repaired 5 new models for anything from the headliner falling down, to the dashboard splitting, to the door panels cracking/falling off, or replacing the carpet because the floor had rusted through.

    Tears and cigarette burns in the seats happen, you expect that. But you don't expect random parts of the interior to shake loose one day while you're driving.
     
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    I’ve owned 3 fox bodies. One of them looked like this.
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    You did if you had a K car. My dad got one for a company car and the steering wheel was cockeyed beyond belief. Plus we ran out of gas a block down the street. It literally had no gas in it.
     
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