Popular Mechanics compiled a list of the most popular cars every year from 1918 to the present. i don't think we need to go back to 1918, so we'll start the list at 1947. BTW, the most popular car the year I was born was the Corvette Stingray.

The automobile of any given year is truly a picture of the time period. Cars are excellent look at trends and styles in American culture. What cars were the big deal the year you were born?

 

 

1947: Chevrolet Fleetmaster
1948: Tucker 48
1949: Mercury 8
1950: VW Beetle
1951: Hudson Hornet
1952: Bentley Type-R Continental
1953: Chevrolet Corvette
1954: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
1955: Citroen DS
1956: Continental Mark II
1957: Chevrolet 150/210/Bel Air
1958: Ford Edsel
1959: BMC Mini
1960: Chevrolet Corvair
1961: Jaguar E-Type
1962: Studebaker Avanti
1963: Buick Riviera
1964: Pontiac GTO
1965: Porsche 911
1966: Lamborghini Miura
1967: Chevrolet Camaro
1968: Dodge Charger
1969: Ford Mustang Boss 429
1970: Datsun 240-Z
1971: Stutz Blackhawk
1972: Ford Ranchero
1973: Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1974: Lamborghini Countach LP400
1975: Volvo 242/244/245
1976: Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Coupe
1977: Pontiac Trans AM
1978: Subaru BRAT
1979: Saab 900 Turbo
1980: AMC Eagle
1981: DeLorean
1982: Buick Grand National
1983: VW GTI
1984: Plymouth Voyager/Dodge Caravan
1985: Ferrari Testarossa
1986: Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL
1987: Ford Mustang GT
1988: BMW M5
1989: Lexus
1990: Mazda Miata
1991: Toyota MR2
1992: Ford Taurus SHO
1993: Chrysler LH Sedans
1994: Acura Integra
1995: Subaru Legacy Outback
1996: Dodge Viper GTS
1997: Porsche Boxster
1998: Lincoln Town Car
1999: Lexus RX300
2000: Pontiac Aztek
2001: Toyota Prius
2002: BMW 7-Series
2003: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
2004: Scion xB
2005: Ford Mustang
2006: Audi R8
2007 Honda Fit
2008: Dodge Challenger SRT8
2009: Nissan GT-R
2010: Toyota Prius
2011: Chevy Volt
2012: Tesla Model S
2013: Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S
2014: Chevrolet Corvette
2015: Hyundai Genesis
2016: Honda Civic
2017: Chevy Bolt EV
2018: Tesla Model 3