This is a response post inspired by Trapped In The 80's Moms blog.
When I was a kid, my parents bought a Pacer in the early 80's. Even before we owned one, I always thought they were the coolest car! My brothers and I used to pretend it was a space ship, and would climb in an out of it via the hatchback (cockpit).
It was a dependable car, and had a wide wheel base for safety. But because of all the glass, they tended to be heavy and would guzzle up a lot of gas for a smaller car.
This picture looks a lot like the Pacer we had. One of these days I'm going to buy and restore a Pacer!
If your interested in Pacers, check out this awesome website! AMCPacer.com