Monday, April 6, 2009
What was your favorite 1980s subcompact?
The 1980s offered a variety of subcompact car choices in the U.S. The early part of the '80s offered up vehicles like the Toyota Starlet and Tercel; the Plymouth Champ (which was essentially a Mitsubishi Colt), and the venerable VW Rabbit. The mid-'80s had vehicles such as the Mitsubishi Mirage, the Chevrolet Sprint, and Ford Festiva. The late '80s subcompacts thinned out a bit, but vehicles like the Suzuki Swfit/Geo Metro appeared as did the Subaru Justy. Heck, you could probably include the Suzuki Samurai in there, too.
In the '80s, my family owned a Plymouth Champ, Mitsubishi Mirage, and a Dodge Omni. Yes, they were pretty neat little cars, but there were a few vehicle that I've always thouth were just uber cool. For instance, a few of my favorites include the late 1980s Suzuki Swift GT; the Chevrolet Sprint Turbo; the Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo; and of course the Subaru Justy with it's three-cylinder engine and four-wheel drive.
So what's your favorite 1980s subcompact? Give your answer in the comments section.