1982 Pontiac J2000 Hatchback (Best)
Look too fast and you might mistake the Pontiac J2000 for a Japanese hatchback from this era, but it was one of Pontiac’s most popular models. The hunt for a fuel-efficient flagship was never ending in the 1980s, and GM rolled out several models. The J2000 was the compact hatchback model Pontiac offered. It was available in four trim levels, including a convertible. The car proved to be a sales success and the performance wasn’t bad either (via Classic Car Database).
Enthusiasts who seek something unique from the 1980s could do worse than the J2000. The car had a lot of potential and there are quite a few aftermarket parts makers for the car. The J2000 came with a four-on-the-floor gear shifter and a noteworthy interior. Although the performance was not all that great, the car did have a stylish look at the time.