Jack Telnack was a talented designer, penning such hits as the ’79 Mustang and ’86 Taurus, but this was not one of his finer efforts. Looking rather like an angry reptile, the 1982 Ford EXP had a bizarrely shaped exterior cloaking an interior seemingly stuck in the mid ’70s. The ’82 Cavelier and Omnirizon had more convincing buckets than those, and one can see shades of Granada in the dashboard. Of course, this is a very easy car to pick on but suffice it to say, the slogan, “Brand-new two-seat, movin’ to the upbeat,” was suitably corny.
– February 19, 2014