Some people may still think of the 1990s like the decade just ended, but the truth is that time flies. In fact, the ’90s concluded almost 20 years ago. It may not seem like a long time, but those ’90s cars, some still on the roads today, are moving to classic car territory. In fact, they have attracted the attention of avid car collectors.
The good news is, those ’90s cars are still obtainable, and their parts are quite available. So, this is the right time to make a list of the best ’90s cars for future generations. The ’90s were an interesting decade in history. Not only it was the last decade of the 20th century, it was also the first decade without the Cold War. East Europe and Russia opened to the West, along with China and some other counties. The culture changed and new trends in music and fashion swept the global audience.
The cars of the ’90s reflect those changes. The technology was far more advanced than in the ’80s, with electronics playing a major role in engine management, safety and stability. The ’90s cars are as fast as today’s models, thanks to powerful engines and intelligent engineering.
So, if you are feeling nostalgic for those times, this list will take you back to the ’90s. What was your favorite model? There are a lot of potentially great classics from this era, but here are some car fan favorites.
Nissan Skyline R32
Everybody who played racing games in the last 20 years knows about the R32. This powerful all-wheel drive Japanese coupe was on top of many American car enthusiast’s wish lists for a quarter of a century. But now it is finally eligible to import. They introduced the model in 1989, but the best versions emerged in the early ’90s.
This makes the GT-R version a ’90s car. The R32 was a two-door coupe with intelligent all-wheel drive, a 2.6-liter turbocharged engine pumping 276 HP stock and lots of tuning potential. Unfortunately, all R32s are right-hand drive models since they mostly produced them for the Japanese and Australian markets.
But for true JDM fans, this just adds to their appeal. American fans of the Skyline R34 will be pleased to know that they can now import this car legally to the U.S. But you’d better hurry up since the prices will probably go up.