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bongobro

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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2008 10:36:37 AM

Considering that a 1983 Chevrolet Citation can be now legally registered as an antique vehicle in most states (!), it's now time we honor the survivors of the dullest decade in American motoring...now this may take some doing since most models didn't change very radically from one year to the next...

I'll start the ball rolling with:

1985 Chevrolet El Camino; medium blue metallic; not bad for a Camino! Seen in Collinsville, IL
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85 K5 Blazer
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bongobro
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1990 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser station wagon; blue with wood-grain siding; in Collinsville, IL. The driver bought the car from a woman who'd had it stored for years and is gettin' special Route 66 license plates for it (it's one of the nicest lookin' wagons of that make and model I've seen in years!)
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1986 Toyota 2WD pick-up
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85 Plymouth Caravelle, excellent condition, silver on blue
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1983 Crown Victoria
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1983 Honda Accord
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Well ????
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1982 Pontiac Trans Am
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1988 Dodge 600, black, nice daily driver
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1984 Chevy Monte Carlo
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mullingspices
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1981 BMW 320i, beige, nice
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1990 190E 2.6 - drive it almost every day in the winter. Still a great old car, and the best winter car I have ever owned (including a couple of 4WD trucks)
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89 Honda Prelude, red on black
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bongobro
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1984 Dodge 600 ES convertible; triple black; in Collinsville, Illinois;
1983 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door station wagon; two-tone gray; in Pontoon Beach, Illinois;
1986 Chevrolet Celebrity 4-door station wagon; black and gray; in Granite City, IL

[Edited by: bongobro at 3/15/2014 8:06:13 PM EST]
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BartandLisa
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88 Lebaron convertible, for sale.
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 5:55:09 PM

Hyundai Pony - I kid you not. Think they were built in 84-87 only.
Have not seen one for years. I don't miss them either.
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mullingspices
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Plymouth Reliant K
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bongobro
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1985 Pontiac Parisienne 4-door sedan; light metallic green; in Granite City, IL
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mullingspices
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82 Buick Regal
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1981 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue
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Dodge Caravan
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I saw a LeCar last night in Duluth. I was amazed.
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1990 Dodge Dynasty
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a mid '80's 4runner.
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81 Dodge Aries K
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1986 Pontiac Bonneville (G-body) 4-door sedan; Cameo White; in Granite City, IL
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82 Buick Century
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86 corolla
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1989 Chevy K10 reg cab stepside.
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bongobro
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1982 Chevrolet Malibu Classic 4-door sedan; cream yellow and metallic brown two-tone; in Granite City, Illinois
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Toyota Cressida, not sure exactly which year (somewhere around 82), dropped, with a loud exhaust, in great shape.
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81 Camaro Z/28, wine on red
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84 Firebird, white with blue stripe
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85 Dodge 600 in nice shape
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1990 Plymouth Horizon
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early 80's VW truck - the type that looks like a Rabbit with the back seat and trunk cut out.
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83 280ZX
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87 Mercedes 420 SEL
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 7:19:00 PM

We got a 1990 Suburban traded into us at a dealership I work for. Clean and in pretty good shape. It went to auction due to the age and mileage. The only trades we keep for resale are newer cars with low miles (under 100,000K).

We still get a 80's car traded in once in awhile but it is rare.
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87 Chrysler LeBaron
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85 Dodge D250 truck - in nice shape
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86 BMW 528e... looked like the original plates driven by an older dude going 50mph down the freeway not in the slow lane. He had the audacity to honk me for riding his butt with a line of cars behind me. Moron
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Black '85 Fiero GT, for sale (now if only I had more parking space...)
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bongobro
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2013 11:34:59 AM

Speaking of Dodge Aries, I saw a 1986 4-door sedan; maroon, gracing a Walmart parking lot...

and a 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 sports car; stainless steel and gullwing doors, as always; this one at an auto show in Granite City. I'm trying to remember if this was standard equipment, but this DMC had a little square box on top of the windshield between the doors.

Could this have been a flux capacitor (snicker)?
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Dodge Aries second generation
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1987 Ford Thunderbird
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1990 Suzuki Sidekick
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Why I drove my '83 Chevy Silverado just this past Monday to work....

=)
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1981 Mercury Lynx
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2013 1:43:33 AM

Dodge Caravan. They pretty much all looked the same.
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