"What is your favorite car from the 80's?"
Wow. What a great question! The answer is not a simple one. I don't have a one-car, single favorite from the 80's. Rather, I have several that stand out to me that I would consider my "favorites" from the cars produced during that decade.
Being a Corvette fan, I have to say that the mid-80's Vettes certainly had their problems, but the body style was so completely different from what we had seen before, they rank very high on my list. The cars went from curvy, wavy lines to the straight-edge, hard-lined vehicles that define the basic shape of the Vette for decades afterward.
Buick Grand National (GNX):
Monte Carlo SS:
1984 Cadillac Seville:
Others worth noting:
Delorean - Yes, we all know this one from the "Back to the Future" series of movies in the 80's. Though iconic in its own right, it is not really one of my "favorites" from that decade.
Lotus Esprit - This was "James Bond's Car" to most folks in the 80's. It was sleek and wedged like the Countach and the Ferrari. Of course, we all wanted the cool gizmos and gadgets it had on it.
Ford Mustang - Definitely NOT one of my favorites. I hated the design and that horrible idea to come up with the Mustang-II just seemed to amplify everything I did not like about the 80's Mustangs.
Camaro - The only Camaros I liked in the 80's were the IROC-Z versions. At least they had skirts, spoilers, and louvers. And if you don't know, louvers were everything in the 80's. Though, I preferred to spell it "Louvres" instead.
Yugo 45 - There were a LOT of crap cars that came out in 80's. But, the Yugo is one I would put on my "favorite cars that sucked" list. Holy cow. These things were awful. So much so, the street slogan became "Yugo: You Go Faster If You Walk!"