Why are 80s cars less loved than those from other eras?
This is quite an interesting article from the Beeb: BBC News - Why are 80s cars less loved than those from other eras?
Primarily focused on British built cars my initial reaction to the question was 'Because British built 80's cars are rubbish', but that is not strictly true. Mainly it was British marques (British Leyland etc.) and not Fords/GM (Vauxhall) IMO.
Mind you, it did put a smile on my face last weekend when I saw what was some kind of 80's hot-hatch owners club on an outing. Lovely mix of Golfs, 205's, Metros and XR 2's amongst others.