More than 100 years of cars has meant a lot of win. But what was the best model year? And we don't just want a number. We want evidence.
We're going to go waaaaaay out on a limb here and knowingly welcome the wrath of the world by saying MY1986. Our proof? What's our favorite Audi? That would be a 1986 Audi Quattro. One of our all-time favorite Mercedes is the 1986 Mercedes Benz 190e 2.3-16-Valve. You know our favorite Volvo is a 1986 Volvo 245, but what about American cars? Can you say 1986 Buick Grand National — the first available with intercooling? Favorite European-American hybrid car? Merkur XR4ti. High on our list of lovable Alfas is the Alfa Romeo GTV-6, also with a 1986 MY. First year for the Ford Taurus? Model Year 1986. Get out your Don Henley tapes and throw on your Don Johnson jacket. 1986 is where it is at.