27. Honda CRX
The market for affordable performance models in the early 1980s was almost fully dominated by Japanese brands. And the Honda CRX is the perfect example of one of the most memorable cars from that era. Honda produced the CRX between 1983 and 1991, basing it on the Civic but with a lower body and only two seats (Via Motor1).
Since it was light, nimble, and came with precise steering, the CRX was a true sports car but with front-wheel drive and up to 140 HP. The biggest selling points of this model were the extremely light body at 1,800 pounds and a high revving four-cylinder engine. Honda never repeated the success of the CRX so many fans still remember the car as a blast to drive.