FUN & AFFORDABLE ’80S & ’90S CARS THAT YOU FORGOT ABOUT



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Dodge Spirit R/T

The Chrysler K-Cars completely changed the landscape of the automotive industry and saved Chrysler Corporation from an untimely demise.



The CSX took the technology Carroll Shelby put forth and improved a dated platform. The Shadow is not fun to drive, but the CSX is.

Pontiac Fiero

One of the best-known sports cars that GM put out in the 1980s, and it’s not because the car was a particular success either. The styling of the Fiero was so iconic that it has been featured in all kinds of publications and TV shows.



he car was also marred in controversy when it was discovered that there was a defect in the design that caused engine fires.

Ford F-150 Lightning (Second Generation)

The performance of this Lightning was some of the best of the generation and it is still a highly regarded truck to this day.



While the value of this truck has remained steady, you can still find them for a deal from time to time.

The Lightning was only available in a two-door model and it offered great deal of value for the price

1987 Chevrolet Corvette

The C4 Corvette is often one of the most overlooked models in the lineup, and part of the reason for this is that it was one of the least performance-oriented models.



This car was released at a time when GM dealt with all kinds of new regulations, and as such, the Corvette was one of the first models to suffer.

The C4 had a completely digital instrument panel and came with all the features that you’d expect out of a Corvette

Plymouth Prowler

nitially released as a concept car but gained so much traction with the automotive press that Chrysler brought it to the market.



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The Prowler was a letdown for consumers because it didn’t have a V8 engine, instead, you got the same engine in your mom’s Dodge Intrepid.

1997 Dodge Viper

There was nothing else like it on the road. The Viper was a halo car for the Dodge brand, and it was introduced to the market as a supercar.



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The Viper is not a direct competitor to the Chevrolet Corvette, because this car was lightyears faster at the time.

1993 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Enthusiasts were quick to point out drivers got Corvette power for half the price. The car was among one of the fastest production cars on the road, which made it highly sought after even in today’s market



The 1993 Camaro was a complete redesign for the car and the first new and modern Camaro model.

The look and feel of the car had changed dramatically and the Camaro now had the same modern LT1 motor as the Corvette.

1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

The Trans Am that came out in the 1980s is probably most fondly remembered for being ‘Kitt’ on the TV show, ‘Nightrider.’



Photo: Hot Rod.

The Firebird came with completely different styling and interior, which was, in some ways, an improvement over the Camaro.

The performance of the turbocharged Trans-Am models is often above what you can find with the Camaro and Mustang.

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