We love the 1990s
The decade’s cheap classics
0n the face of it, future classics from the 1990s have the potential to be a bit of a let-down. The 1980s, with their accessible hot hatches, monstrous homologation specials and ballistic supercars, were a tough act to follow, and with insurance premiums biting, you’d be forgiven for thinking cars from the ’90s failed to pass muster.
But don’t write them off too quickly. This was the era in which the widespread adoption of fuel injection, ABS and power steering improved dependability, safety and usability. Yet it was also a time before electronics and emissions controls robbed us of crisp-feeling throttles and steering with feel. In short, these cars are modern enough to be reliable and accessible, but old enough – and, now, rare enough – to be interesting.
Happily, the buying public hasn’t yet cottoned onto this, meaning that many of the best cars from the ’90s are still very much within reach. So join us as we take you on a journey through the cars launched in the decade of Britpop and Tony Blair that you should be buying now – while you still can afford to.