wildmanjoe

The Year Is: 1988

The Year Is: 1988  

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  1. 1. Which one would you choose?

    • 1988 Pontiac LeMans
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    • 1987 Buick Skyhawk T-Type
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    • 1987 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport VR
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    • 1987 Chevrolet Sprint Turbo
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    • 1987 Dodge Charger
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    • 1987 Dodge Lancer Shelby
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    • 1987 Dodge Shadow Shelby
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    • 1987 Ford Tempo Sport GL
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    • 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass GMO Quad 4
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    • 1987 Oldsmobile Firenza GT
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    • 1987 Plymouth Turismo
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    • 1987 Pontiac Grand Am SE Turbo
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    • 1987 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo
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    • 1988 Buick Electra T-Type
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    • 1988 Buick LeSabre T-Type
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    • 1988 Buick Reatta
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    • 1988 Buick Riviera T-Type
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    • 1988 Cadillac Allante
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    • 1988 Cadillac Cimarron
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    • 1988 Chevrolet Beretta
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    • 1988 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24
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    • 1988 Chevrolet Nova Twim Cam
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    • 1988 Chevrolet Spectrum Turbo/Express/Sport
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    • 1988 Chrysler Lebaron GTS Turbo
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    • 1988 Dodge Colt GT Turbo
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    • 1988 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z
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    • 1988 Eagle Premiere
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    • 1988 Ford Escort EXP
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    • 1988 Ford Tempo GLS
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    • 1988 Mercury Topaz XR5
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    • 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible
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    • 1988 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo
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    • 1988 Plymouth Sundance RS
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    • 1988 Pontiac 6000 STE AWD
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    • 1988 Pontiac Bonneville SSE
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    • 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix
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    • Other (Post a pic!)
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wildmanjoe    21

The Year Is: 1988

The year is 1988. You've recently moved to Minnesota and just now learned it occasionally snows there. Since you don't want your current daily driver to get rusty with all the road salt,

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you decide a domestic front wheel drive car with sporty pretensions would fun to drive in the winter without the risk of ruining your extra-magnum sized Suburban. Whether it's a left over 1987 or one of the new 1988s doesn't make any difference to you. What does though, is which one?

1988 Pontiac LeMans

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1987 Buick Skyhawk T-Type

1987BuickSkyhawkT-Type.jpg

1987 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport VR

1987ChevroletCelebrityEurosportVR.jpg

1987 Chevrolet Sprint Turbo

1987ChevroletTurboSprint.jpg

1987 Dodge Charger

1987DodgeCharger.jpg

1987 Dodge Lancer Shelby

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1987 Dodge Shadow Shelby CSX

1987DodgeShadowShelbyCSX.jpg

1987 Ford Tempo Sport GL

1987FordTempoSportGL.jpg

1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass GMO Quad 4

1987OldsmobileCutlassGMOQuad4.jpg

1987 Oldsmobile Firenza GT

1987OldsmobileFirenzaGT.jpg

1987 Plymouth Turismo

1987PlymouthTurismo.jpg

1987 Pontiac Grand Am SE Turbo

1987PontiacGrandAmSE.jpg

1987 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo

1987PontiacSunbirdGTTurbo.jpg

1988 Buick Electra T-Type

1988BuickElectraT-Type.jpg

1988 Buick LeSabre T-Type

1988BuickLeSabreT-Type-1.jpg

1988 Buick Reatta

1988BuickReatta.jpg

1988 Buick Riviera T-Type

1988BuickRivieraT-Type.jpg

1988 Cadillac Allante

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1988 Cadillac Cimarron

1988CadillacCimarron.jpg

1988 Chevrolet Beretta GTU

1988ChevroletBerettaGTU.jpg

1988 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24

1988ChevroletCavalierZ24.jpg

1988 Chevrolet Nova Twin Cam

1988ChevroletNovaTwinCam.jpg

1988 Chevrolet Spectrum Turbo/Express/Sport

1988ChevroletSpectrumTurboExpressSport.jpg

1988 Chrysler Lebaron GTS Turbo

1988ChryslerLeBaronTurboGTS.jpg

1988 Dodge Colt GT Turbo

1988DodgeColtGTTurbo.jpg

1988 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z

1988DodgeDaytonaShelbyZ.jpg

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wildmanjoe    21

1988 Eagle Premiere

1988EaglePremier.jpg

1988 Ford Escort EXP

1988FordEscortEXP.jpg

1988 Ford Tempo GLS

1988FordTempoGLS.jpg

1988 Mercury Topaz XR5

1988MercuryTopazXR5.jpg

1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible

1988OldsmobileCutlassSupremeConvertible.jpg

1988 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo

1988OldsmobileToronadoTrofeo.jpg

1988 Plymouth Sundance RS Turbo

1988PlymouthSundanceRSTurbo.jpg

1988 Pontiac 6000 STE AWD

1988Pontiac6000STEAWD.jpg

1988 Pontiac Bonneville SSE

1988PontiacBonnvilleSSE.jpg

1988 Pontiac Grand Prix

1988PontiacGrandPrix.jpg

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z28luvr01    170

I have a hunch that Camino won't be voting in this thread.

Of these, I'd go with the Beretta or the Cutlass Supreme 'vert.

The ads for the Colt and Conquest are hilarious, given that they're both rebadged Mitsubishis.

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dfelt    1,865

I liked the Beretta and the Cavalier Z24, but the conquest was freakin awesome to drive. Which is why it beat out my other favorite the Beretta. I would have bought one of them, but the Chevy dealer who had a fully loaded white one at the end of the year was not willing to dicker on the price.

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ZL-1    160

The Allante, Cutlass Supreme Convertible and Grand Prix are the best looking ones; probably the only designs in that bunch that stand the test of time IMHO. Always loved the Allante's looks :yes:

On another note... L'ad for L' Pontiac LeMans is, at best, L'aughable (see what I did there??? :smilewide:)

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1988..that was a milestone year for me...i turned 18 that year...had my '87 Mustang GT for my fun car and an '84 Ford Escort diesel as my college car...the only time I had FWD car..a year later, got a used '86 Mustang LX 2.3 to use as the college car as my Dad wanted his Escort back for dinghy use (tow on the back of the Winnebago).

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The LeSabre T Type is pretty slick looking.

I remember liking the looks of those and the Electra T Type...it's too bad they never did a 2dr version of the FWD Bonneville using that roofline.

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ocnblu    773

Well, the Conquest and Pontiac 1000 were RWD, not FWD.

I would take the Cavalier Z24 I think.

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That must be a Canadian Pontiac 1000..the US ones had a distinct grille (the one in the pic has a Chevette grille).

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Drew Dowdell    5,159

Hasn't anyone else noticed a problem with two of the cars meeting the selection criteria? I'm not referring to the captive imports either....

Edit: Woops, OCN noticed it.

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bobo    91

I went new car shopping in the summer of 1987. My plan was to get the then brand new Beretta GT. But also on the short list were the Honda Prelude Si, Pontiac Firebird Formula 305, Pontiac Sunbird GT, Chevy Cavalier Z24, and the Acura Integra LS. I had even considered the Pontiac 6000 SE, Pontiac LeMans, Cadillac Cimarron, and Chevy Camaro IROC-Z. I ended up with the Integra.

Of the cars listed, I'd go with the Chevy Nova Twin Cam.

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wildmanjoe    21

This is Minnesota we're talking about here. You're not so much going to be driving in snow as you are 4" of accumlated road salt. If this were North/South Dakota I'd drive a 1974 98 Regency all year long and toss some snow tires on it in the winter; but I'd rather tool around for the duration of a lease in a Sprint Turbo than subject a decent car to a Minnesota winter.

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SAmadei    224

This is Minnesota we're talking about here. You're not so much going to be driving in snow as you are 4" of accumlated road salt. If this were North/South Dakota I'd drive a 1974 98 Regency all year long and toss some snow tires on it in the winter; but I'd rather tool around for the duration of a lease in a Sprint Turbo than subject a decent car to a Minnesota winter.

Same story in NJ. Inch of salt on roads for a storm that never comes... or driving in an unsalted 18" blizzard that comes out of nowhere with nothing but all season tires.

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I did 6 winters in NE Ohio and 3 in SE Michigan before moving to Colorado in '97....I used snow tires in Ohio, all the way around...1 winter w/ an '84 Ford Escort diesel, 5 with an '86 Mustang LX, and then my first SUV, an '88 Bronco II 4x4 for the Michigan winters..(which usually were milder than Ohio ones).

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I would take the Eurosport VR....since I have one! Most people have no idea what it is.

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