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Most influential cars: The '80s

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Automotive triumphs of the '80s whose effects are still felt today

The auto industry really took it on the chin in the 1970s. Inflation was high, gas prices were high, and cars like the Yugo were in vogue. That all changed in the 1980s. Technology really started to affect the automobile, leading to a number of legitimate groundbreakers — vehicles that created entire segments within the industry, signaled coming trends and laid the technological foundation for features we take for granted today. Click through to see some of the most important vehicles of the '80s.
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