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> Audi Quattro, BMW E30, Porsche 959, Ferrari 288, Nissan Skyline R32, DeLorean DMC
Ugly, ugly, looks like every other Porsche, ugly, normal-looking, ugly.
These cars might be amazing powerhouses or icons from the 80’s, but that doesn’t change the fact the car styling in the 80’s was small, boxy, and had too many vents/lines everywhere.
That’s because steel and iron prices were spiking massively along with gas prices coming out of the 70’s and cars were becoming more expensive to make and run. People wanted smaller gas sippers so car companies put the majority of their efforts into that.
That square and boxy phase trickled into the early 90’s also, until most car companies tried to turn away from it completely and make everything as curvy as possible as the headed into the “future” of the new millennium. This gave us terrible-looking cars such as the [late-nineties Ford Taurus,](http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/wmarti7/2010-10-12_165735_98Taurus.jpg) which was a design challenge to literally put as many ovals on a car as they possibly could. Gross.
I wouldn’t say cars really started to look good again until the mid-00’s when we started to really come out of that 90’s funk. Before that, cars just hadn’t really looked great design-wise since the 60’s/70’s.
Keep in mind this is obviously all subjective, but cars are something I am particularly passionate about.