The 1980s stood at the turn of history. They began with the new order in the Middle East, then a strange spate of small wars, and ended with the fall of the Soviet Union, and the dismantling of The Berlin Wall. Those were the big events. It was also the age that saw the mantle of James Bond handed from Roger Moore to Timothy Dalton, the popularization of New Wave, Glam Rock, early Hip-Hop and Die Hard.
The 1980s were simultaneously recklessly optimistic, and totally paranoid. It was the zenith of style, and yet no enduring classics were born from the '80s. The '80s were all about materialism. Everything was big. Shoulder pads were big. Speakers were big. Watches were big. There was even a store called Think Big that specialized, selling only huge baseball gloves that worked as chairs, or huge crayons that were just sort of weird decor.
You may have lived through part of the '80s, but that doesn't mean you are of that time. You exist in the here and now, and were this version of you to go back in time, to the age when "Turbo" was such a new term that it became a byword for cool, what car would you drive? Would it be one of the classics of the '80s, or a forgotten relic? A tight German sedan, or a Japanese econobox? Take this quiz, and we will give you the answer!