THEN AND NOW THURSDAY–80s week

Have you ever sat and reminisced about what was popular when you were a kid? Well…. “Then and Now” Thursdays is right up your alley.

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Ok, you HAVE to admit, KITT was the BEST CAR out there…in the 80s.  LOL

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Ok, on to some other cars in the 1980s….

According to this website: CLICK HERE, the BMW was $12,000 and the Mercedes 280 E was $14,800

But

Now…..

2009 BMW 4-door 528i sedan is $46,325.00

2009 Mercedes Bez S Class 4 door Sedan is $87,739.00

Yowsers.

Ahhh, the 80s….

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What kinda car did you drive in the 80s, if you weren’t driving then, how ’bout your parents?  We had a yellow hatchback Chevette, then a hatchback Nissan something or other. When I started driving (1988), I had a 1983 Honda Accord.

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10 thoughts on “THEN AND NOW THURSDAY–80s week

  1. Lynn,
    I have a really long story about the whole car thing, but won’t tell it here. Let’s just say my dad took me to get a car, a used one, and much to my surprise he let me get a Camaro!! Oh, was I thrilled. I bought it in 79–but drove it well into the 80’s. It was blue and I LOVED it.

  2. We pretty muched walked or took the bus everywhere (we were po’ folks), but as always, if given my choice, it would be a full sized pickup. I’m a pickup girl!

  3. My folks had a Pontiac, a Mirada and a Taurus. They upgraded every couple of years. (But that’s debatable because how do you upgrade from Pontiac?)

    I always wanted a black 1979 or 1980 Pontiac Firebird with t-tops and a gold chicken on the hood. (Like Smokey & the Bandit.) My husband is rebuilding one in the garage.

    My favorite TV car — I’m with Travis. It’s gotta be the Dolorian. That car has some interesting history behind it.

  4. I was a kid in the eighties, but I remember my parents driving a bulky Dodge van with a ladder up the back. It was a really large, ugly, beast of a van. In fact, I think we may have even called it “The Beast”.

  5. I wanted the green convertible that a girl at school owned. (I think it was a Chrysler Sebring, which shows you that I didn’t go to school with “money!”) I was overjoyed, however, when I got a used Ford Escort my senior year. I didn’t think I’d get a car at all, and the only reason I did was because of a bet with my dad. Long story.

  6. In 1985 my hubby and I bought our very first brand new car: a burgundy 1985 manual transmission Toyota Camry — for about $9,000. We drove that car nearly 300,000 miles, until the engine finally caught on fire on day in the grocery store parking lot. Then some other Camry fanatics bought the non-running car from us for $500 and lovingly towed it to their house to use for parts.

    From 1982-85, we drove a succession of clunkers we inherited from our parents: a blue 1969 Chevy Nova (2-speed; this was NOT a muscle car); “The Bomb” – a huge Ford Galaxy, and some kind of humongous station wagon (thankfully, it didn’t have fake wood paneling!).

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  7. Ok, so no one wanted KITT? man oh man. I was so into Knight Rider….. Did I say I was a tom boy? LOL. Wow. I love hearing about all the different kinds of cars you guys had, or your parent drove. What a TRIP!!! Wow, Laura, a car fire. HOLY Moly!! 🙂

  8. I loved Kitt- he was so cool!

    My first car was a 1986 2-door Subaru- hatchback if I remember correctly.

    Man, did that baby have issues!!! The back windows didn’t close, so they just flapped around when I drove. It didn’t go in reverse, so I had to either park on a hill or find a spot that I could pull through. And, of course, there were times when those options were impossible and I had to put it in neutral and push it out.

    Oh yeah, and the ignition was broken. My dad MacGyvered it by putting an on/off switch in down by my leg that I had to flip on, and a starter button in the glove box that I had to push to start it.

    When I got to college my friends named it The Deathmobile.

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