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Who was on top in the 80's?

Ford
4 (33.3%)
General Motors
6 (50%)
Chrysler
2 (16.7%)

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MiniVanMan

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Big 3 Battle: The 80's
« on: August 05, 2011, 11:38:20 AM »
The 80's was the era in which automakers were really scrambling to meet federal standards for emissions and fuel mileage. As a result, cars became much smaller and motors were suffocated with emissions equipment. This began in the mid-70's, but really ran its course through the 80's.

This period of automakers "finding themselves" produced some segment creating or defining cars.

Ford:


General Motors:


Chrysler:


Chrysler practically created the minivan segment in the US (for better or worse), and Ford delivered the car by which all other mid-size family sedans would be measured.

GM managed to find success in the compact market with the Cavalier (which happens to be one of my most hated cars of all time).

Still, I have to give it to Ford this time around. I'm not a fan of the Taurus, but I imagine that back when it first came out, it was certainly "something different" from US automakers that the public had been waiting for throughout the whole fuel crisis.

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Re: Big 3 Battle: The 80's
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 02:54:57 PM »
i dont see a "none of the above" option like i asked for

I might have to say GM though solely because of the Oldsmobile Aerotech. GM made some crazy concept cars back in the 80's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O85c2ZODTKE
>267mph in 1987
>from a four-cylinder
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Re: Big 3 Battle: The 80's
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2011, 04:11:31 PM »
i dont see a "none of the above" option like i asked for

I might have to say GM though solely because of the Oldsmobile Aerotech. GM made some crazy concept cars back in the 80's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O85c2ZODTKE
>267mph in 1987
>from a four-cylinder

There's not a "none of the above" option because the question isn't "What automaker ruled the decade", the question is "Which of these automakers was the best?"

Even if you were comparing turds, you could still come to a conclusion on which one was the best shade of brown.

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Re: Big 3 Battle: The 80's
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 05:02:28 PM »
Even if you were comparing turds, you could still come to a conclusion on which one was the best shade of brown.

You could

but what kind of sick fuck would want to compare poo

EDIT: I just realized you could conceivably add AMC to the 70's, 60's and 50's.
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Re: Big 3 Battle: The 80's
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 06:01:49 PM »
You could

but what kind of sick fuck would want to compare poo

EDIT: I just realized you could conceivably add AMC to the 70's, 60's and 50's.

I was thinking about that too, and probably will.

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Re: Big 3 Battle: The 80's
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2011, 06:38:45 PM »

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Re: Big 3 Battle: The 80's
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2011, 06:49:04 PM »
Well if you're including AMC, I think you're missing a few other manufacturers

Then it's staying the big 3. Thanks.

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Re: Big 3 Battle: The 80's
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2011, 07:08:35 PM »
Well if you're including AMC, I think you're missing a few other manufacturers

A ton of manufacturers who either failed before 1950 or are already represented in the list by being one of the big three's goon companies.

Since AMC actually had a bit of a place in the American car market until the 1980's, I don't get it.

EDIT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaylord_(automobile) i didnt know they named a car after you jd  :-*
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Re: Big 3 Battle: The 80's
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2011, 05:45:51 AM »
80's got to go with the a body's monte carlo and cutlass, nuff said.

One of my favorite cars is the 85 ss monte carlo. Also, almost had a 80's cutlass with a swapped 454 as my first car, light blue slightly lower than stock and it was sexy.

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Re: Big 3 Battle: The 80's
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2011, 01:41:55 AM »
Had 2 1984 cavaliers.  Both went 200,000 miles with me putting them through hell :lol:  Kept them tuned up and the fluids changed regularly though.  Loved my 84 cavalier hatch.  That was a fun little car.

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Re: Big 3 Battle: The 80's
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2011, 02:14:41 PM »
Wrong choices. Should be: GNX, SVO, GLH.

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Re: Big 3 Battle: The 80's
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2011, 04:00:56 PM »
Wrong choices. Should be: GNX, SVO, GLH.

That's what YOUR post could have been...