Plush interior, European styling, and seating for five—if that is what you were looking for in a car Hyundai wanted you to believe their Excel for 1988 was the same as a 1988 BMW 325i. Plus it had FWD!
A guilty pleasure is by definition something you like, but feel guilty about liking because you are aware your fondness for said thing is a little embarrassing or not so great. This weekend we want to know about your automotive guilty pleasure.
Sure to bring some warmth to these short and cold December days, this 1988 BMW 325i Commercial is half suggestive sun screen endorsement and half E30 sales pitch. Nothing like 80s BMWs and sun worship to cure the winter blues.
This footage of 1988 Rally Isle of Man (formerly Manx International Rally) winner Patrick Snijers shows an unbelievable amount of driving skill. Best of all, there is no music to block out his screaming BMW E30 M3 engine.
The Malaise Era was followed by the Turbo Era, and nobody got more into the entire Turbo Way Of Life™ than the Mitsubishi team responsible for the Starion. Even as it prepares for crushing, this '88 radiates turbo-osity!
GM's Quad Four was such an orders-of-magnitude improvement over the Early Industrial Revolution technology of the creaky Iron Duke that it seemed impossible to believe that The General could have been behind it. Drop it in the Cutlass Ciera!
The Reatta had a lot going for it, with its super-futuristic touch-screen dash and all, but Buick's core buyer demographic hadn't quite adjusted to the radical look of the Model 71 Roadmaster back in '46, much less this… this spaceship!
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We've seen a 164 and twoGraduates, but the complete set of 80s Alfas requires a Milano.