From the UK desk
In the 80s a number of station wagon were introduced and before the introduction of Coupes and Sedans. The number of strikes in the 80s meant it was a tough time for car factories.
A car which had the power of the Acura is unknown these days. In the late 80s they were considered pretty cool with 118 hp.
The Audi Quattro was truly iconic with five turbocharged cylinders. These hatchbacks took the world rallies by storm. Sadly, not many of them made their way across to the US; most of the cars were rather neutral in comparison. Despite some strong contenders’ acceleration wasn’t as good as today’s vehicles.
Vehicle that did make it across the pond include the Pontiac Firebird and the Ford Mustang GT. The price however has fallen down in recent years due to lack of parts. Who’d have thought red convertibles would go out of style, but everything has its period of glory.
As Chrysler merged with Maserati the Chrysler TC was born. The Chrysler company has created a number of improved vehicles since. They did have a 5-year warranty, including maintenance. In 1987 Chrysler purchased another big player: AMC.
Look at the Dodge Daytona with its dipping headlights. Again, the lack of horsepower let it down.
Although these cars may not yet be known as classic, they show their age.
You could adapt these cars to get a better horsepower but then you’d lose something of the essential flavor of these vehicles.