Which Car From The Early 1980s Would You Want To Own Today?Patrick George10/23/16 1:44pmFiled to: CountersteerShow UsMalaise71021EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkTHOSE WHEELS MAN. Photo credit SaabThe Malaise Era is often thought of as the worst time period for cars. This is generally accurate. But what car from that era is legitimately worth owning today?Here is why I ask. At Friday night’s Jalopnik F1 meetup in Austin, the conversation among a group of gearheads turned, as it often does, to MotorWeek. I make no secret about how much I love MotorWeek. Host John Davis is a gentleman, a true enthusiast and gearhead, and a friend of this website.