The 10 Most 1980s Car Features

The 10 Most 1980s Car Features

6. Digital Gauges

What’s old is new again… except when it isn’t. Along with other technological innovations like the calculator watch and Apple Macintosh computer, digital instrumentation was a big thing 30 years ago.

At the time, dreary green-on-black readouts were the mark of advanced engineering, though they’re laughably hideous by today’s standards. Still, modern vehicles are starting to go digital once again. Models like the subcompact Chevrolet Sonic as well as high-end luxury cars such as the latest Mercedes-Benz S-Class feature digital instrumentation, though full-color LCD screens have taken the place of alarm-clock readouts.

  • Shawn Merrill

    TBI is still wildy used.

  • Speedboat

    and 95% of all cars on the road and manufactured to this day, continue to be FWD. There are very few RWD cars out there, that aren’t high end luxury cars.