The fuel/oil crises' of the 70's (73 and 79) are the primary reason 80's cars are such garbage in the first place. Combined with The Clean Air Act amendments of 1963, 1977, 1979, and the Air Quality Act of 1967 are the reason cars of the 80's were so underpowered and unreliable other than a few rare exceptions, as industry lobbying stopped working due to money drying up (80's recession) and pressure from foreign automakers.
If anything the 70's (and lesser extent the 60's) are the cancer that killed the automobile industry. At least the automobile industry lobbyists kept the feds off their backs to allow the muscle/pony car era to be a thing for a while, albeit kneecapping lower market segments to meet quotas (much like they do now with electric car quotas).
At least 70's music is decent so long as you avoid that degenerate disco garbage.