Originally posted by Toicontien I was a child of the 80s, so station wagons ruled the day. Our "family car" was (and is) a 1977 Chevy Malibu Classic station wagon. It went through a couple paint jobs before my mom finally settled on pitch black. The car looks kind of ominous, like something you'd see in a 1950s gangster movie, so we nicknamed it the Mafia Mobile.
After we put 225k on it, and it started burning as much oil as it did gas, we semi retired it in favor of a '94 Caprice Classic wagon. Purple pearl metalic paint coupled with a Corvet 350 V8 and locking posi rear end -- that car hauled balls! ... for a station wagon.
Those were my family's "family cars." What did all you have?
Originally posted by 10thAnnTA Mom drove my brother and I around in a 1959 Buick LeSabre Convertible...great fins! Dad drove a 1964 Chevy P/U.
Originally posted by 10thAnnTA Actually it was the reverse of that color scheme. White with red interior and a black top. Dad had bought his first new car two years earlier, a '57 Buick Special, but when the '59s came out he couldn't resist. He drove it 10 years and has regretted trading it every day since.