1982 Chevrolet Cavalier.
People don’t fuss over subcompacts like they do supercars and halo models, but they should. It is the volume sellers that pay the bills, and that most of them will drive.
So it is easy to laugh at the Cavalier (and its J-body cousins the Pontiac Sunbird, Oldsmobile Firenza, Buick Skyhawk, and Cadillac Cimarron; in the case of the Cimarron, the laughter is difficult to stifle). After all, at the front of the ‘82 and ‘83 models is a face only a child of the nineteen-eighties could love. However, the four-door sedans and wagons would remain largely as seen here through the 1994 model year. In that light the humble Cavalier comes out looking rather good.