22. Mercedes SL R129
When you think of the best cars of the 1990s, the famous Mercedes SL R129 stands out. The SL roadsters were always fantastic driving machines. But the R129 was the symbol of the decade and the automotive personification of success, power, speed, and quality.
The mid-’90s SL 600 with a V12 engine had an MSRP of over $120,000, around $200,000 in today’s rate. Today, these cars are significantly cheaper. But that may not last for long since more drivers are realizing how good the SL 600 is. If you want a bit lower price and maintenance costs, look for the V8-powered SL 500 (via Mercedes).