5. Boxy Design
Aside from questionable electronics and garish vinyl the ‘80s are also famous for boxy styling. While not 100 percent certain, we suspect it was a legal requirement that cars of the period be designed exclusively with a straightedge. Rulers and squares were permitted; French curves and protractors were banned.
At this time Audi started a trend with it sleek, “aero-styled” vehicles. The cars they produced during this decade still look pretty attractive today, something you cannot say about products like the Pontiac 6000 or Dodge Aries.