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Old 02-21-2012, 01:45 PM   #76
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This thread has really shaped up in the last few pages.
It started out like cars that were forgotten and should have been!
'cause the good ones are not really forgotten.

...the ones that have been deserve to be. The '90's produced some real dogs!

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Old 02-21-2012, 03:27 PM   #77
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:21 PM   #78
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Only 106 ever made. FACTORY LT4 Camaro SS 1997 cars. Done from the leftover production run of the LT4 GrandSport Corvette.

12's off the showroom floor.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:42 PM   #79
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I saw three worth mentioning, and that at least most could stretch to afford.

Mid 90's Camaro/Firebird:


The one I had.

Mazda RX7 twin turbo:



Mitsubishi 3000GT:



Generally the 90's were pretty sucky, with OK cars from all sides. Not much special in the price range the average guy could stretch to afford.

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Old 02-21-2012, 06:26 PM   #80
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wow you stole that $450!

My sister had the SC300 with the Supra 6 and a 5spd manual. The funny thing is they cost a fraction of what Supra does and you can put turbos on that motor and swap the ECU and have Luxo-Supra for way less than a turbo Supra would cost you.
Except that the supra turbo had a completely different engine, the 2JZGTE, which was exclusive (in the US) to the Supra. The N/A supra engine (2JZ-GE) that came in the SC had nothing close to the plug-and-play performance potential of the 2JZGTE, even with the addition of a turbo. Still a bargain at $450 and a very nice ride, though. I'd drive one. Supra equivalent, not so much.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:38 PM   #81
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I had one of these. I liked it a lot.


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Old 02-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #82
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I had one of these. I liked it a lot.


I heard regular Contours ate transmissions. Can't imagine what a supercharged version would do. Hopefully yours was reliable.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:03 PM   #83
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One of my favorite under-appreciated cars was the 1994-1996 Chevy Impala SS.



I don't think anyone's mentioned the Toyota Supra yet either. One of Toyota's last great sport cars. The MK III is really under appreciated but the MK IV was popular like the Mazda FD (RX-7)

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Old 02-21-2012, 09:05 PM   #84
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looking through this thread, the RX7 gen 3 really was ahead of its time in design... so organic... shame that the motor was so dodgy, reliability wise... but man were they fun to drive on a track... roommate back at the turn of the century had one and it was so fun... damn fun...
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:23 PM   #85
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The incredible Acura NSX. In Championship White.


I *loved* that car....except in blizzards.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:03 PM   #86
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A friend of mine had one of these in high school. I thought it was pretty "advanced". 1991 Subaru XT 4WD


The dash at night..
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:15 AM   #87
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Clearly a culture thing I suppose, but where Im from the Z34 was never and will never be cool, same for any Tempo's, Lumina's, Grand Prix's or anything else Domestic and Front wheel drive with an auto trans...




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Old 02-22-2012, 12:46 AM   #88
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Toyota Celica GT4, 4wd turbo... wanted one then, want one now!

But I always REALLY wanted the rally version...
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:05 AM   #89
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Yeah I hear you on the GT-Four.

Always wanted one of these too..



Or one of these...

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:05 AM   #90
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Generally the 90's were pretty sucky, with OK cars from all sides. Not much special in the price range the average guy could stretch to afford.

Jim
I'd have to disagree, I think that the performance car culture finally rebounded from the neutering that the epa gave it in the early 70's during the 90's. Ford finished developing the 5.0, then moved to 2,3,&4 valve mod motors, GM developed the lt1 and then the ls1. The power from smaller motors more than doubled, for example, The honda 4's went from 70ish hp to 160hp in some models. Suspension and brake technology increased also, just not quite at the same rate. The design of most factory hot-rod engines today are just developments of 90's designs. As for price, a 1990 v-8 mustang was around $12k, a new one is around $30k. Even after inflation, I wouldn't call $12k out of reach for the average guy.
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