On July 4th 1976, America celebrated its bicentennial. In that same summer, a small company known for selling fun motorcycles introduced a car that will later dominate the mid-size sedan segment. Take a break from your cookouts and say happy 4oth birthday to the Honda Accord.
Are you the fine makers of a small, practical hatchback automobile? Do you feel the need to tack on a stubby little trunk for said car to appeal to the hatch-averse American market? Let me stop you right there, because nothing makes a car look more like a garbage penalty box like an obvious afterthought of a trunk.
Jalopnik's passing the decade mark tomorrow, and so are some great cars. First to my mind is the third-gen Acura TL; a crisp six-speed manual option and NSX seats sprinkled just enough spice on Honda's luxury lineup to be interesting without ruffling the feathers of beige buyers. What else was awesome from that era?
Cracker Jack is a tasty treat that comes with a toy surprise inside the box. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe BMW E34 looks pretty tasty, and the surprise 6-speed inside makes it ready to play. Will its price however, make you think the seller is just toying with you?