Cars of the 90’s

Updated August 3, 2012

We as car people love particular cars as we grew up. There are cars from various years that came along1995 BMW M3 and made people stop and stare. Cars like the 67 Dodge Charger, or the 57 Chevy Bel Air, and what about the 67 Pontiac GTO? These are classic cars that will never go away, let alone ever be forgotten about. But before you go and get too, too, happy, we’re going go over a few cars of another time frame. Let’s look at some of the cars of the 90’s shall we? The 90’s cars had hard lines, boxy shapes, and gave us some unforgettable memories. Here we go.

First off, let’s visit the Germans and revel in their glorious days of power, and style. Our first inductee is the fabulously sturdy 1995 BMW M3. With its 250hp motor, and five speed hydraulic manual transmission the M3 was a 1998 VW Jetta VR6 GLXcoveted car among car guys everywhere. It’s bold, and widen fender flares, gave this BMW a stance that has been mimicked for years to come.

Our next subject, hails from the same region of Germany, and is a cousin of the BMW, about 3 times removed. The 1998 Volkwagen Jetta VR6 GLX. The VW Jetta was an extremely popular car to begin with, but there was something needed to make it that much more interesting. The GLX VR6 was the ultimate upgrade to the standard Jetta. It came with supple black leather seating, a simple, and extremely reliable 5spd manual syncro-mesh gearbox, 16” BBS wheels, and a rear deck lid spoiler. Since the early 90’s the Jetta has been tuned, 1998 Honda Civic EX Coupetweaked, reworked, and face lifted, by every V-Dub head in the world.

For our next section, we’re going to skip over the pond to Japan, to go over the world’s favorite tinker toy. The 1998 Honda Civic. Honda has been making cars for over 30 years now, and the Civic was/has been one of its number one sellers for years. The 1998 Civic like most, has always come to you in stock form, and then begged to modified. Tuners from all over the world have been submitting pictures of their blood, sweat, and tears to internet sites, and magazines for years, and it doesn’t look like it will stop anytime soon.                    Gen. 3 1998 Toyota Supra                                                                                                  

Sticking with the Japanese theme for another moment we gather our condolences for a car that has been discontinued, but its legacy will forever live on in the minds of tuners everywhere. This car I speak of is the 1998 Toyota Supra. The Gen 3 Supra was the last of its brand, and it has been sorely missed. Since the line’s termination, independent tuners have been able to pull tons of power from the JZA80 motor. There’s even been a 1200hp drag Supra that was made for the sake of making a powerful beast that would own the strip.

These cars, and many more were, and still are cars of the 90’s that we love. So join me on the next segment, and maybe you too can share some of your ideas of what was hot back in the day. 

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Calvin Escobar
About Calvin Escobar

The Car scene is so diverse Where I come from, most enthusiasts recognize the amazing engineering (particularly the engines). The bulk of the ridicule originates from the manner in which many of the vehicles are modded/maintained. Thus, the jokes and or hate tends to be aimed more at the owner rather than the machine. All of which makes seeing properly sorted old Toyota's and Hondas at car meets, auto shows, and track days all the more refreshing.

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