It’s no secret that automotive fans are a nostalgic bunch. Of course, remembering simpler times in high school and your first car are some of car fans’ most treasured memories. Do you ever wonder what car was the best-selling car was when you graduated high school?
Common cars that come to mind are the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, but they weren’t always at the top of the food chain. Hold on tight and take a look back at the best-selling cars from the year that you graduated high school via Car and Driver.
30. 1980: Oldsmobile Cutlass – 469,573 units sold
Oldsmobile was at one time one of the most popular automotive brands in the world, but that crown was slowly taken by Japanese brands. However, back in its prime the Cutlass was a family car and one that sold well. For a long time, the Oldsmobile Cutlass was as popular as the Toyota Camry is with consumers today.
The 1980 model was a mid-sized personal luxury coupe and one that sold quite well. The interesting thing about the car was the fact that it was decent on gas mileage and comfortable on the inside. With a modest 469,573 units sold, it was the best-selling car of 1980 and there were definitely consumers who enjoyed this car quite a lot.