Best-Selling Car When You Graduated High School


Toyota Camry
The Toyota Camry appears the most on a list of best-selling cars from 1978 through the end of 2019. Credit: Toyota.


Can you remember back to when you were in High School? Sure you can, but do you remember what the most popular car in America was that year? Even though I was in the car business part-time when I graduated, I canít remember what the #1 seller was.

If you graduated in the past 40 years, here were the best-selling cars in America the year you walked across the stage and got that sheepskin.

Here are the top sellers from 1978 through the end of 2019:


  • 1978: Olds Cutlass
  • 1979: Olds Cutlass
  • 1980: Olds Cutlass
  • 1981: Olds Cutlass
  • 1982: Ford Escort
  • 1983: Olds Cutlass
  • 1984: Chevy Cavalier
  • 1985: Chevy Cavalier
  • 1986: Chevy Celebrity
  • 1987: Ford Escort
  • 1988: Ford Escort
  • 1989: Honda Accord
  • 1990: Honda Accord
  • 1991: Honda Accord
  • 1992: Ford Taurus
  • 1993: Ford Taurus
  • 1994: Ford Taurus
  • 1995: Ford Taurus
  • 1996: Ford Taurus
  • 1997: Toyota Camry
  • 1998: Toyota Camry
  • 1999: Toyota Camry
  • 2000: Toyota Camry
  • 2001: Honda Accord
  • 2002: Toyota Camry
  • 2003: Toyota Camry
  • 2004: Toyota Camry
  • 2005: Toyota Camry
  • 2006: Toyota Camry
  • 2007: Toyota Camry
  • 2008: Toyota Camry
  • 2009: Toyota Camry
  • 2010: Toyota Camry
  • 2011: Toyota Camry
  • 2012: Toyota Camry
  • 2013: Toyota Camry
  • 2014: Toyota Camry
  • 2015: Toyota Camry
  • 2016: Toyota Camry
  • 2017: Toyota Camry
  • 2018: Toyota Camry
  • 2019: Toyota Camry
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