It’s hard to get more stereotypically 80s than this car. Weird Japanese styling, headache-inducing upholstery patterns, and— most important— TURBO! I was 20 years old when this car was new, and the sight of this Crusher-bound example gave me terrible A-Ha flashbacks.
While not quite as gloriously ridiculous as the Mitsubishi Cordia Turbo, and not as fast as the Dodge Omni GLH, the 200SX Turbo came with a respectable-for-the-time 120 force-fed horses under the hood.
Well, maybe not so respectable when you consider the 200SX’s curb weight: 2,734 pounds.
So it was a bit sluggish for an alleged sporty car. So what? Check out the seats!
You see, the word “Turbo” had magical connotations during the middle 1980s. Major Motion!