It isn't surprising that American models make up nearly 60% of the searches for 1980s vehicles on Google and that Japanese models comprise 34%. After all, the two nations probably captured a similar market share that decade. The specific models that are being searched, however, show how the cars from that decade are split in the public's mind. After all, cars from the 1980s include models old enough to strike a nostalgic chord among younger collectors while also being new enough to encompass many amenities and sensible options for folks seeking affordable transportation and daily drivers.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2015/04/17/Graph-of-the-Week-Google-Traffic-for-80s-Vehicles