I didn't even know the Challenger was made in '82. Seriously cool car. Its black, bricky slab-sided design reminds me of the Buick Grand National, which is definitely a good thing.
From a quick surveying of Wikipedia (thank goodness it's up again), This generation of Challenger was apparently based on a Mitsubishi Galant, which gives some explanation for its lack of popularity.
Still a wicked-sick car. Full ad