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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 9
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2013-01-30 03:22:26 PM
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The only Cars from 1985 that are worth anything.
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 06:19:18 PM
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hammettman: [i90.photobucket.com image 800x600]

My Jan 1985 VW Cabriolet. The first car I ever bought new. My dad taught me how to buy a new car: end of the month, I actually made the offer and walked out of the dealership when they waffled. Waited at home, and the next day, they called to accept. I got 335,000 miles on the car. Zero dents. Stereo stolen twice. Top replaced once. Got 33 mpg and actually hypermiled it to 37mpg on my way out to Texas, where I unfortunately lived for 2 years. Texas (heat) farking killed this car after I'd owned it for 25 years. I donated it to Cars for a Cure. I wished to hell I still owned it. Many people called this a "chick car" but it actually kicked the ass of a number of pony cars.  Glad to see that I bought one of only 12009 sold that year. I picked the car as I wanted a convertible. US makers offerered slim pickings.


Fun Fact I forgot to mention.  Less than a year after I bought the car, the boot (convertible top cover) kept losing its rivet snaps.  Brought it back to VW, and the VW body shop.  This was a new problem that apparently, had recently exploded at the time.  The body mechanic who looked at my car, and I shiat you not, his name was Hans, and when he saw my car's problem said, and I doubly shiat you not, "This is not German engineering!"  This was before the internet.  Poe's law, real life.  I still see and hear Hans and his exasperation in my mind to this day. Every problem I ever had with that car was worth that single moment.
2013-01-30 05:06:51 PM
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2013-01-30 04:17:56 PM
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JohnAnnArbor: DROxINxTHExWIND: '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"

This was what I had from Coleco:
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Lol, I still have mine, works great despite serious abust of the joystick(s). Most annoying sound in the universe!

/ Waka waka waka waka waka waka
2013-01-30 03:40:42 PM
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Finally, my soul can rest in peace.

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2013-01-30 03:31:06 PM
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No Corinthian leather? I am disappoint.

memimage.cardomain.com
2013-01-30 02:33:46 PM
1 votes:
Ha!

I had two 1985 cars, one Chrysler and one Ford.

Ford is a four-letter word. Every weird random thing went wrong with it.

The Chrysler, though, was very reliable. Every part failed reliably at exactly the time the mechanics said everyone else's Chrysler part failed: Steering, brakes, head gasket, clutch...
2013-01-30 02:16:55 PM
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CSB on

I bought my first car in 1985, a 1983 VW Rabbit GTI with 15K on it. That thing lasted 130K and 8 years, and by the end it was a wheezing rattly invalid. It was fun as hell, though. Crank sunroof FTW!

CSB off
 
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