These cars took us to the supermarket, took us to school and were packed to the rafters on trips across the UK.\n\nHere are some of the classic family cars of the 80's that took us all places.\n\nThey may not be the most exotic cars of the 80s or the cars we wanted to have from our favourite 80's TV shows are sure to evoke some fuzzy feel-good memories of happy days growing up.\n\nWhilst being mass produced these 80's cars are sadly getting rarer to see on the roads as each year goes by.\n\nLet's invoke some happy nostalgia filled memories and see if you're family had one of these classic family cars of the 80's.\n\nLet's go...\nAustin Metro\n\n\nMade famous by Princess Diana who had one.\n\nThe Metro was the 80\u2019s alternative to the long-running Mini.\n\nSportier models include the MG Metro Turbo which had a bit more poke to it.\nRenault 5\n\n\nThe boxy Renault 5 was a Mum\u2019s school run favorite.\n\nEvery kid wanted their parents to get GT Turbo though because they are awesome.\n\nIt was replaced by the Renault Clio in the mid 90's after a long production run starting in the 70's.\nFord Cortina\n\n\nThe early 80\u2019s family car.\n\nThe Cortina had been in production in various forms since the 1960\u2019s.\n\nEven after their replacement came out they were still on the roads in big numbers until the late 80\u2019s, especially in that browny gold colour.\n\n\nFord Granada\n\n\nA more executive version of the Cortina. A more mid-management level version anyway. Slightly bigger than the Cortina.\nFord Fiesta\n\n\nA school-run regular alongside the Metro.\n\nThe fiesta is still in production today after its late 70\u2019s debut.\n\nThe XR2 was the sporty version and was a firm favourite with boy racers a few years later with attached cherry bomb exhaust and 6x9's blasting out the tunes.\nVauxhall Nova\n\n\nVauxhall\u2019s rival to the Fiesta.\n\nA popular car for the school and supermarket runs as well.\n\nThe 1.3 SR was the sporty alternative to the MG Metro and Fiesta XR2.\n\nIt was later replaced by the Vauxhall Corsa.\n\n\nRover 3500 (SD1)\n\n\nA honking great 3.5 lite V8 adorned the Rover 3500.\n\nBig and definitely one for executives. A favorite for the Police in the early 80\u2019s too.\nVolvo 740\n\n\nSafety came first with this classic Swedish car. A very middle-class car to be in. Your family were doing alright if you had one of these.\n\nYou probably had an estate version too\u2026 which leads on to\u2026\nSaab 900\n\n\nA bit of yuppie family car.\n\nExpensive and tad rarer and mysterious on the school run but you were probably quite well off if you had one these to take you to school in.\n\n\nVauxhall Astra\n\n\nThe Astra was a mid-sized favourite with families all across the UK and Europe.\n\nPretty curvy too and a rival to the\u2026\nAustin Maestro\n\n\nThe Brit contender to the mid-sized throne.\n\nAustin Maestro\u2019s were quite popular back in the day.\n\nThere's hardly any about now\u00a0as well.\n\nIf we've featured the Meastro then we should feature the...\nAustin Montego\n\n\nThe Montego was in the same category as the Cavalier and Sierra but wasn\u2019t a great car overall compared to these two.\n\nEven rarer to see one nowadays than its siblings the Metro and Maestro.\n\n\nFord Escort\n\n\nAhh the Ford Escort.\n\nThere were so many of these about back in the day.\n\nThe mid-sized classic and rival to the Astra.\n\nIf your parents had the XR3i you were really cool. If you had the cabriolet then even more so.\nPeugeot 205\n\n\nIf you had the hot hatch GTi version then well done you.\n\nYou were probably the envy of your playground peers.\n\nIf your mum had the convertible CTi version then everyone wanted to come round your house after school for a ride in it.\n\n\nVauxhall Cavalier\n\n\nThe family saloon car market was pretty much taken by Vauxhall and Ford in the 80's.\n\nThere were loads these about in the 80's but not many left nowadays which leads to our final car and its main rival\u2026.\nFord Sierra\n\n\nThe Cortina replacement came out in 1983 and took the market by storm.\n\nThe car was curvy and was the fleet car and therefore the family car of choice for many people.\n\nIf you were one of the rare kids whose parents had an RS Cosworth version that didn\u2019t end up being stolen and used for ram raiding the local Dixons then you were automatically the coolest kid in school.\nFeeling Nostalgic?\nWhich classic family cars of the 80's did your family have? Was it on this list? If not what did you have? Share your memories of the cars your family had in the comments below.