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(Some Lucky Guy)   If you had ever wondered what the best and worst selling cars were in 1985 (and all 159 in between), then this is your lucky day   (curbsideclassic.com) divider line 5
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2013-01-30 02:21:30 PM  
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'85 was a good year. I was 9 years old. I had just gotten a new Coleco Vision. All I had to do everyday was play throw back tackle football and try to hump our neighbors daughter. I was old enough to catch the Metro bus by myself and still young enough to expect a lot of toys for Christmas. I was innocent enough to chase squirrels with my best friend but I knew enough about the world to be wary of police. Michael Jackson was still black and we didn't yet know that he was molesting Webster. Cartoons came on weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings so if you slept until noon on the weekend you were SOL. I still thought wrestling was real and it had good guys and bad guys who were clearly defined. And my biggest problem in the entire world was that I had a Huffy and I wanted a Mongoose.


/(In my Archie Bunker voice) "Thoooose were the daaaaays"
2013-01-30 01:17:15 PM  
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Ennuipoet: My Chevy Cavalier was the best car I ever owned, I treated it like shiat and it still ran for ten years.


That's the sort of stockholm syndrome we had about quality for far too long.  You're happy that it died after 10 years?  My 16 year old Subaru Outback Legacy just started its return trip from the moon and still runs like a top.
2013-01-30 02:32:12 PM  
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What? No Merkur love? For shame. Proud xr4ti owner here. Hands down the most entertaining, comfortable car I've driven. Proudly assembled in West Germany.
2013-01-30 02:31:25 PM  
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I had a 1989 Dodge Omni. Yes, plain car, but it was actually quick (stick shift), got me 35mpg and I drove it hard. Comfortable for 4, could put in 5, and with back seat down I used that thing like a freaking pickup truck, I can not believe how much stuff I hauled in it.

Bottom line, I put 260,000 miles on it, outside of oil/plug/filter changes, the only thing I had to do was replace a radiator that rusted out because back then I lived in the north.

Bought the car brand new via friend who got company discount, paid exactly $5,000 in 1989.

I actually hated getting rid of that car, at 260k miles the engine ran perfect. And LOL, I still have the advertising brochure for the car in my file cabinet (as with every car/motorcycle/boat I have ever purchased).

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2013-01-30 02:30:09 PM  
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The lowly Dodge Omni GLH-S four-door hatch (500 produced in '85) was among the first Chryslers to receive the full Shelby treatment. The GLH-S moniker stood for Goes Like Hell Some-More. Really. With intercooled turbo 2.2-liter four-cylinders making 175-hp, the cars were capable of ripping low 14-second quarter-mile times in stock form and were easily coaxed into the 12s with simple mods.

Read more: Dodge Omni GLH-S - Forgotten Performance Cars - Popular Mechanics
 
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