I remember the cars from the 80's as being front wheel drive four door grocery getters that had trouble getting out of their own way. I know a guy that has a 1980 Chevy Monte Carlo that has had all kinds of work done to it and he loves it. But to me it's a two door grocery getter. Yes, it goes fast in a straight line. But turn a corner and it wallows all over. When he showed me his shop and car for the first time I did my best to "ooh" and "aah" appropiately as it was very obvious he was very proud of his car. But later I heard him mention to his wife that he thought I was more impressed with his full size lift than his car.
In reply to # 3903825 by RobbyJoe There are plenty of cars from the 80’s that are being hopped up, modded, tuned, or otherwise “Hot-Rodded” by enthusiasts today. Back in the 80’s, there wasn’t much interest in Corvairs, 60’s era station wagons, or many other models that are getting pricey today. I never thought I’d see money poured into a 70’s Pinto... but I’ve seen some really well done customs with 302’s, gorgeous body work, and leather interiors show up at shows recently. There’s always a way to get into this hobby at a cheap price point, especially if you can turn a wrench and are willing to get outside the mainstream box.