Cars of the 90’s

Published: 04th August 2010
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In an era that admittingly wasn't as striking as the 1980's, the 90's still however produced some memorable cars. Here is a list of cars that helped define the decade, standing out from the rest.

Unlike the 1980's, 90's car adverts demonstrated slick marketing, targeting female car buyers and reflecting on what was a changing era in terms of the sociological make-up of the UK. To be honest, 90's car adverts were downright weird, funny, and definitely eye-catching, however, they did spark nostalgic memories. The major change in the way that 90's cars adverts were produced was the way they focussed on single women rather than single men and families. Here's a look at some of the cars that helped define the 1990's:

Subaru Impreza Turbo
The Impreza Turbo seems to have sparked a motoring cult, and although it wasn't the first four-wheel drive sports car, it is definitely one of the greatest. Since its introduction to the UK in 1994, the Impreza Turbo morphed into various faster versions but it was the original Turbo that offered great reliability, practically, speed and of course fun!

Land Rover Discovery
Initially introduced to the UK in 1989, the Discovery had the same chassis and drive train used in the Range Rover; however, it was targeted at a larger market and was lower priced. The 5-door Discovery became available the following year and Land Rover appointed Conran Design Group in London to design its interior. With five seats as standard and the option to add a further two in the boot area, the Discovery was designed in order to ignore the current car interior design of the time and to act as a lifestyle accessory.

Ferrari 355
An evolution of the Ferrari 348, the 355 was produced in Italy between 1994 and 1999. A 3.5-litre V8, the 355 featured a 5-value per-cylinder head that was exceptionally more powerful than the 348 producing 375bhp. The F355 was more common than other Ferraris, with 11,273 being produced in its lifetime.

Classic Car Insurance
Although these are just a handpicked selection of some of the most memorable cars from the 90's, there are plenty more that are extremely collectable today, such as the BMW E39 5 Series and the Essex boy's favourite, the Vauxhall Calibra. It won't be too long before these collectors pieces will be insured under classic car insurance, which can be much more suitable than standard policies for these older cars.

About the author:
Charlotte Walker writes for MediaVest (Manchester) on a number of topics including classic car insurance.

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