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 |  May 29 2014, 9:02 AM

5. Boxy Design

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.

  • 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.