Classic Cars Which Defined The 90s

The cars in the 1990’s saw major changes in terms of design and safety. The cars of this decade focused on safety needs and thus introduced ABS and passenger airbags.
Technological advancements were made and newer and better engines were incorporated. The 1990s began with a drop in car sales but by the mid-1990s things began to pick up and the automobile market began to surge. The three big automakers in the USA were Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler. Below is a glimpse of three classic American cars between 1990 and 2000.
Ford Mustang
The fourth generation Mustang underwent major design changes. The 1998 Ford Mustang came with V6, 3.8 L engine. It had 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission. This generation saw improvement in noise handling, vibrations, and harshness over the previous versions.
Both exterior and interior got new styling. The Mustang’s cabin featured “dual-cockpit” which had sweeping curves. The convertibles were back and the notchback and hatchback were no longer available. This period saw a huge pick up in sales for Mustang across the US.
Toyota Camry
The third generation model came with a standard engine of 130 horsepower, 2.2 liters 4 cylinder. In addition to standard driver side air bag, this model came with passenger side airbag and increased sound insulation. Anti-lock brakes became optional. V6 engine was redesigned. The gas tank was 18.5 gallons. This was the first time it was able to do 0-60 mph in less than 8 seconds. The body of the car had straight lines and looked bulky. This car was made to cater to American’s love for large cars. To beat Honda’s Accord Coupe a two-door version was released. This car was value for money in every sense, which is why it is still sought after to this day.
BMW E34 5 series 540i M Sport
The BMW 5 series is a medium size luxury car. This model saw its highest sale volume in the years 1995, 1996 and 1997. The model came with 4.0 L DOHC V8 cylinder engine with nearly 300 horsepower. It went from 0-62 mph in 6 seconds. In the US alone, at least 200 of these models were sold. It had 6-speed manual transmission. It was called a sports model because it has sports seats and M-technic suspension. It also had dual air bags. The car also had external features that made it stand out. These external striking features of this model were its mirror, spoilers/side skirts, and an M540i rear badge.
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The period after 1990 defined new standards in terms of safety, technology, comfort, feature and looks. This period saw many failures but also gave some exclusive and classy cars which are still a benchmark for newer generations.