Can We Guess What Car You Really Would Have Driven in the '80s?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

The 1980s stood at the turn of history. They began with the new order in the Middle East, then a strange spate of small wars, and ended with the fall of the Soviet Union, and the dismantling of The Berlin Wall. Those were the big events. It was also the age that saw the mantle of James Bond handed from Roger Moore to Timothy Dalton, the popularization of New Wave, Glam Rock, early Hip-Hop and Die Hard.

The 1980s were simultaneously recklessly optimistic, and totally paranoid. It was the zenith of style, and yet no enduring classics were born from the '80s. The '80s were all about materialism. Everything was big. Shoulder pads were big. Speakers were big. Watches were big. There was even a store called Think Big that specialized, selling only huge baseball gloves that worked as chairs, or huge crayons that were just sort of weird decor.

You may have lived through part of the '80s, but that doesn't mean you are of that time. You exist in the here and now, and were this version of you to go back in time, to the age when "Turbo" was such a new term that it became a byword for cool, what car would you drive? Would it be one of the classics of the '80s, or a forgotten relic? A tight German sedan, or a Japanese econobox? Take this quiz, and we will give you the answer!

What cool gizmo do you brag to your friends about?

What 1980s TV show are you most likely to quote?

How big are your shoulderpads?

How do you wear your jeans?

What layer do you wear between your jacket and your shirt?

Which kind of music do you have playing on your car's cassette deck?

Do you upgrade to a CD player for your home?

How many components is your home stereo system?

How much metal is attached to your jacket?

What do you wear on your head?

How are you saving money for your retirement?

How do you date?

What is your wallet like?

What kind of shoes do you wear when you get dressed up?

What font is your business card?

How do you get around, when not in a car?

What's the fanciest technology you have at home?

What haircut do you have?

How would you describe your overall style?

Who is the best athlete?

What was the best movie of all time?

What athletic sneakers do you wear?

Where do you like to hang out with your friends?

What was the best Bond movie?

What's your life plan?

How would you rid a golf course of a gopher?

Who gives you nightmares?

When do you think we'll have flying cars?

How do you carry your music around?

What's your favorite fast food joint?

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