10 car things only people who grew up in the 80s and 90s will remember
RIP cassette player – we’ll never forget your unique way of simultaneously playing and eating our mixtapes.
Nothing to do with you not chewing your food properly, this little thing controlled the air flow in the car.
2. Cassette player
Those were the days, when you could drop the hottest mixtape and understood the important relationship between these two objects:
3. The hot desire to own a car with wing doors
Solely blaming Back to the Future for this of course – but who DIDN’T want this highly impractical door design?!
I mean… it’s still pretty cool.
4. Having no power steering
You really had to whip it to park your car. On the plus side, it was a solid bit of exercise.
5. Roll-down windows
Who thought having to crank the window down was a safe thing to do while you were driving?
6. Lack of seatbelts in the back
Seatbelts are a great invention, but it was only in the early 90s where it became compulsory for rear adult passengers to wear them. Crazy right?
7. No air con
All windows were rolled down and it still felt like the pits of hell. Air con wasn’t standard then. And if you had one, you were considered rich.
Back in the day when smoking in cars was generally accepted.
Though often they’d only ever house spare change.
9. Boiled sweets
A cornerstone of any road trip. These powdery treats made a long trip with the ‘rents bearable, sort of.
10. Cigarette lighter
Similar to the ashtray, it met its maker when we finally realised that a glowing-hot piece of metal is probably not the best thing to have near you while you drive.