Was 90s the best automotive decade?

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Not sure what you are talking about here, the 90's is when the Japanese really came into their own with sports cars, aside from the NSX none of them were supercars. As far as boring every day stuff being good to drive, I can't think of any decade where that was the case. When I'm thinking boring everyday stuff I'm thinking Camry not MR-2, sure Honda did relatively well with their regular cars not being a complete snooze fest but that's very uncommon.
the things opel had on offer in the 70s and 80s were a whole lot more interesting than what they have today
same for ford
 
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the things opel had on offer in the 70s and 80s were a whole lot more interesting than what they have today
same for ford
i'll give you Opel but Ford? (To clarify, not that Ford didn't make interesting stuff in the 70's and 80's but rather that they make pretty cool stuff now)
 
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In Europe, and Belgium especially, we buy VW, Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Volvo. Others include the Frenchies (Citroen, Peugeot, Renault), Opel and Ford. And only then we get to the japanese brands (Nissan, Honda, etc...)
 

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i'll give you Opel but Ford? (To clarify, not that Ford didn't make interesting stuff in the 70's and 80's but rather that they make pretty cool stuff now)
escort, cortina, granada, capri wherea whole lot cooler than a fiesta, focus or mondeo!

In Europe, and Belgium especially, we buy VW, Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Volvo. Others include the Frenchies (Citroen, Peugeot, Renault), Opel and Ford. And only then we get to the japanese brands (Nissan, Honda, etc...)
based on nothing, i'm pretty sure honda and toyota sell more cars than citroen or peugeot

and general consensus among everyone who knows a bit of cars, still tends to be: "whatever you do, don't buy french!!"
and most tend to stick to that...
 
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never said it was my advise. just what anyone who expects anything more from a car than just moving from spot A to spot B, will advise you.
but you got a C1, pretty obvious you're not one of those...

i am surprised about that top 10 though, didn't expect that
(besides a few kangoo/partners (and those don't count - they're not cars), i don't know anyone who drives a french car)

civics on the other hand...
 
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My C1 isn't French either but actually Japanese since it's made by Toyota
 

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escort, cortina, granada, capri wherea whole lot cooler than a fiesta, focus or mondeo!
Fiesta ST and new Focus RS would like a few words with you :p

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In Europe, and Belgium especially, we buy VW, Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Volvo. Others include the Frenchies (Citroen, Peugeot, Renault), Opel and Ford. And only then we get to the japanese brands (Nissan, Honda, etc...)
So you guys are completely backwards is what you are saying :p
 

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Going to Necro this thread because just read this on car throttle.
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The 90s might just be the golden era for performance cars, with technology evolving to the point where cars were fast, reliable, and more engaging to drive than any of today's motors could dream of
The writer essentially explains how I feel about the decade but better than I could. To sort of add to that, while there were plenty of good driver's cars around from the "usual suspects" (BMW, Porsche, Ford, GM, etc...) 90's is where Japanese manufacturers really came into their own as far as driver's/performance cars go, thereby expanding options drastically.
 

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Before you go too nuts with the rose tinted glasses.
A wonderful time when even an S class didn't have AC as standard.
I have an old (Swedish) car magazine where they test the W126 against the Rover SD1 and Citro?n CX. The Merc scored points because it didn't have frivolous things like electric windows.
 

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