Royal Smart Person
- Jan 25, 2017
This! The author comes off as a ignorant…obviously didn’t live through the 80s…I didn't read it. I already lived it. The last thing I need is to listen to some punk azz "kid" who was what, was just getting his driver's license when I bought my last new 442?
Suck it, Jalopnik.
Lets not forget the domestic alternatives to a G-Body:Because they were great! And fairly reasonable in price. And GM had a better market share. Can't forget that little nugget. At the time, Japanese imports sucked. Absolutely SUCKED. Yeah, a few set up shop in Ohio, etc., but they already had the reputation of rust buckets. Little did the G-body buyer realize at the time, they too would fall prey to mother nature...
I think too, during those days, you could actually BUY a Cutlass base car with nothing on it if that's all you could afford, or spend to the moon on options/packages, etc., if your wallet could stand it. Meaning that they covered a wide spectrum of financial situations for people. Plus, being snazzy looking. Small enough to fit in any garage or parking space, and roomy enough for luggage and golf clubs and reasonable mileage and dependability. They fit a lot of situations for a "right-sized" car. Being that there were wagons and 4 doors as well as the sportier 2-doors, there was a seat for every azz and every size family without busting budgets.
Don't forget, they made a BUTT-TON of A/G-body cars from 78-88. Because people WANTED and could afford them.
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