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Sep 2, 2012 3:03AM
Where is the 1988 Ford Taurus?! It's jelly bean shape changed the automotive styling for every manufacturer and it should definitely be on this list! You writers must be smoking crack to have left it off this list!
Aug 29, 2012 9:29AM

WOW The Grand National the best car Buick ever made is 25 years later and this car

is capable of making 800 HP, I'm up  to my 3rd Grand National check out Turbobuick

website for more info. on this awsome car.

Aug 29, 2012 12:25PM

The Grand National... Buick got everything right with that car. It's beautiful. It's as much fun to drive today as it was back then. Though there are plenty of cars today, even in base trim, that have more horsepower and better handling capabilities, this was the car to beat and to have in it's day.

A friend of mine has his father's Grand National. He has kept it in mint condition. It's still stock, just as his father bought it brand new. Whenever we want to get away from the wives, he picks me up in it, and we cruise around the mountains for a while. Makes everything better.

Sep 13, 2012 4:13PM
the 60s were the best years of cars
Aug 29, 2012 9:19AM
anthony, that is a bunch of BS. There are a ton of Vette from the 80's that are still on the road today. I bought my first one, a 1986, with 100K miles, and drove another 35k miles with no problems. I bought it in 2002. I sold it, and the car is still on the road to this day, 10 years later. In 1998 I also bought a 1984 Porsche 924 with 115k miles on it. Ran fine as well. In 1996 I bought a 1986 Mustang 5.0 with 135k miles on it. Three Vastly different cars, all with over 100K miles.
Aug 29, 2012 11:30AM
Obviously the 1960's ruled as far as the introduction of stylish great cars, the only good thing about the 1970's was 1970 and a few 1971 models but the gas squeeze put the nail in the coffin and by 1973 almost all cars were gutless trash. 1980's were horrible as far as cars were concerned. The 1960's offered so many great cars that are still cherished today.
Aug 29, 2012 9:03AM
Lord, the LT4 was not a base Corvette. The base Corvette in 1996 was still the LT1 @ 330HP. Also, the article was talking about the 1980's which shouldn't have even included the ZR-1 since the first year ZR-1 was 1990. I still believe the 1980's Corvette belonged on this list because of the techno goodies the car had for its time. The digital dash was something out of Start Wars back then. The tune port engine was so popular that every hot rodder was installing them in their '32 Fords, '57 Chevy's, and so on.
Aug 29, 2012 8:16AM

The C4 Corvette Peaked with 405 horsepower in the 93-95 ZR-1.

The base Corvette peaked at 330 hp with the LT4 engine that was only available in 1996 and only if you got the 6 speed manual.


I guess MSN can't take a few minutes to google this info.   Journalism today is kinda sad.   A nobody like me can find facts in mins but journalist can't take the same few mins to verify their facts.

Aug 29, 2012 8:37AM
I agree that MSN could research more on articles, especially in the autos section.  But the horsepower numbers in the 80's are often +- 10hp.  The Grand National wasn't exactly 235, it was more like 265-270 in stock form.  In 87 it was advertised at  245.  The Vette also advertised with a few different numbers. 
All in all, this was a pretty good article with some nice cars. 
Aug 29, 2012 9:42AM

Come on Vette Guru. I worked for a Chevy dealer as a ac/elect tech in the 80's. I know what I'm taliking about. And any car will stay running if you put enough money into it

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