The 1980s was a great decade for cars and looking back it’s clear that there were many groundbreaking cars that started to come out. These included the BMW 5 series, Honda Civic CRX, and Ferrari F40 and these cars might go fully unappreciated today, but their inventions in cars such as these are what broke the barrier of the newest cars today.
The top 10 cars of the 80’s are:
- 1985-1992 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
- 1984-1991 Audi 5000
- 1981-1992 Toyota Cressida
- 1981-1984 Nissan Maxima (810)
- 1984-1985 Ferrari 288 GTO
- 1984-1996 Chevrolet Corvette (C4)
- 1983-1988 Ford Thunderbird
- 1984-1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E
- 1986-1989 Hyundai Excel
- 1986-1992 Mazda RX-7
These cars were not only the most popular and most driven back then, but also helped form the cars that followed. For example, the Ferrari GTO was not only one of the most like but is still very popular model. The Ford Thunderbird is an iconic car that is known for its speed and stability, and the Mercedes Ben 190E helped Mercedes revolutionize their cars. All of the car companies on the list are still very actively making cars and remain popular with people even today. It depends where you were at the time but for if I was a teenager in the 80s, getting my license or permit at fourteen or fifteen, I would imagine I would want a Thunderbird for its reputation.
It is hard to say exactly which car was the ultimate best car for the 80’s however, in my opinion, you could not have gone wrong with the Ferrari f 40. It was built in 1987 and might not have ruled the entire 80’s but certainly made a huge impact when it first came out. This model was made for Ferrari’s 40th anniversary and they did a great job at making it. When it first came out it was $400,000 although there were people that ended up paying over a million dollars in order to obtain one of these cars. Overall there was a lot of great cars in the 80’s and they all laid the groundwork for subsequent models to turn into the nice revolutionized cars that we have today.