Poll: Heroes Of The ’90s

Not too long ago, one our commenters suggested the idea of putting together a poll featuring the great Japanese performance cars of the 1990s. Today we are doing just that, with a selection of four world-famous machines from Toyota, Honda, Mazda, and Nissan.

Each one of them is very different, but for many these are the cars that defined the glory days of the high performance Japanese car. The fact that they are still so desirable today says lots about them.

Assume you it was your lucky day and someone said you could have one of these cars in your garage. For comparison’s sake, let’s say each is in totally original, showroom condition.

Would it be the AWD and RB26 muscle of the legendary R32 Skyline GT-R?

Would it be the Honda/Acura NSX with its mid-engine chassis layout and perfectly balanced handling?

Will you choose the FD3S RX-7 with its great looks, light weight, and highly unique rotary powerplant?

Or would you go with the JZA80 Supra and its bulletproof 2JZGTE inline six and world famous reputation among tuners.

Now, let the fanboy wars begin.

Feelfree to explain your choice in the comments section.

-Mike

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1

This has to be the most difficult poll ever.

2

Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo Z32 - Because true early 90's Nissan sports car.  Everyone else jumped on board. 

3

Or Would it Be:  Z32 TT 300ZX
 
Yes please!!!
 

4

Evo? WRX? 

5
MariusEngenSkinnes

The GT-R is unbeatable.. RB26 and AWD ftw.

6

Id refuse politely ... it's all, or none.
 
My heart would yearn for the RX7 and the local run to be free from traffic.

7

Damn you for making me choose Mike! I'll take Godzilla - please break it to the rest of them gently tho.
Oh and like being pregnant, unique is an absolute value so can't have (and needs no) further adjectives!

8

my hero of the 90's -> Subaru 22B

9

Going to have to voter FD3. Non of the others are as relevant and timeless as this 1. 
 
they have all been replaced. (Skylines AWD System while the awesome has been outdone by modern day AWD systems seen in the evos, quatro's, and r35s)
Supra's have hit a point where they are more relevant for their motors (thats being swaped into everything now a days) than their actual cars...
 NSX as awesome as it is, just wont cut it with the oem power in todays world where a caddy sedan makes more HP
 
but RX-7 timeless design, infinite possibilities for power. a chassis that meets even todays standards, and a driving experience only zoom zoom could offer... 

10

Woulda picked either the FD or the GTR but since i've owned both ill go for the NSX

11

I had this tough choice in the 90s i test drove a supra, Mitsubishi 3000gt, RX7 and 300ZX TT in the uk.  NSX was too expensive plus a 2 seater. So i eventually bought the 300ZX TT in 1992 and still have it

12

Well, it's obvious which one I'm gonna vote, but I would kill to have ANY of those four.

13

I would go for the skyline, witch for me has the best looks + the fact that it can do about everything from drift and drag to rallyX.

14

Mazda GTX

15

Best Car of the 90,s The Subaru WRX STI Impreza ST201

16

Had there been a Subaru 22B in there (my childhood hero car) the. My decision would've been MUCH more difficult. But for me the NSX just has those perfect super car looks but with an efficient Japanese level of understatement - perfect! :)

17

Toyota MR2 SW20, Celica GT-FOUR/All-Trac? Z32 300ZX? Mitsu 3000GT VR-4, Evolution 2,3,4,5,6, DSM triplets? Subaru 22b STi?  Come on guys, get with the program!

18

Gemini JT191F and JT191S
Rally Japan Champion 1990 (1st, 2nd, 4th), 1991 (1st, 2nd, 3rd), and 1992 (1st, 2nd, 6th).
N1 Champion for inaugural season of 1991 (1st, 2nd, 4th).
Repeated top finisher in JTC.
Excelled in circuit and rally.  Proved the 4X to be more reliable than Nissan's RB engines.
Handling equal to the Miata in a four seat sedan with transverse mounted engine.
Mike is blind and ignorant.

19
OysteinTeigland

making me choose betwen these cars are cruel, i want them all

20

Since you couldn't put the 300ZX in, I went with the Acura.

21

WTF?
 
seriously?
 
where's lancia Integrale Evoluzione II????
22b?evo 6 tme?
 
gtr,supra,rx7 ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
 
what the significant contribution all those(gtr,supra,rx7) carsmade? ewwwwww.....
 
this is RICE HERO! NOT 90'S HERO!
 
 

22

rs2?b5 rs4?e30 sports evo?

23

RX7. There's a spirit about that car that is absolutely undeniable 

24

 @teamsleepnine "...a poll featuring the great Japanese performance cars of the 1990s." Lancia is not japanese i suppose.  Maybe the 22b/subaru/mitsubishi isn't so famous in tuning world since the car listed above are all made their name there but still... v_v

25

R32 GTR, the foundation which killed the FIA Group A category.
 
 

26

I like photo of Supra. But voted for RX-7

27

 @teamsleepnine why with the haterade comment?  like polls, they give you a range of answers to choose from and you pick the best case scenario.
 
there's plenty of cars from the 90's that made massive impressions on the world that they left out, not to say that these cars aren't as capable and didn't leave an equal amount of their mark on the world.
 
granted i'm sure many viewers of this post are also fans of numerous other cars, but you dont see them saying something juvenile as ewwwww ... what are you in fifth grade or something?
 
and what is so rice hero about this?  the cars are stock and they come from japan.  are they rice cos of where they're from, or because they're associated with tacky modifications?  
 
I don't know why i was moved to reply to you ... if you can't appreciate other cars, or at least contribute to a discussion about cars without resorting to primary school style whinging, then maybe you should stop looking at speedhunters?

28

This is too tough...

29

voted for the supra, wasnt expecting the 300zx to be on the list, its japan's finest underdog, i own a Z32 and it feels great breaking jaws since people its not used to these cars.

30

 @teamsleepnine  "this is RICE HERO! NOT 90'S HERO!"
You are the most closed minded and ignorant person I have ever met...

31

So where are the other 90's icons?
 
Pulsar GTi-R
Evo 4/5/6
22b
GT4 195 and 205?
 
this pole is lacking majorly.
 

32

As far as I know, the true 90's Skyline would be the R33 since both the 32 and 34 were made also outside the 90's (89-94 and 99-02, respectively) so I vote Skyline R33 GT-R.
 

33

God, I'm so torn between the RX-7 and the NSX

34

Is there an all above option because I love all of them

35
FDwishihadasupra

I personally like the R33 better than the R32 (body style) Too bad Its hard to acquire here in the states.
The nsx never really appealed to me. The iron man Nsx I would definitely take. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zsd_xtJSrw)
I own a 93 Rx7 myself. (turning heads everywhere I go)
But I wish I had a supra. (one day) My vote went to the supra.

36
FDwishihadasupra

I personally like the R33 better than the R32 (body style) Too bad Its hard to acquire here in the states.
The nsx never really appealed to me. The iron man Nsx I would definitely take. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zsd_xtJSrw)
I own a 93 Rx7 myself. (turning heads everywhere I go)
But I wish I had a supra. (one day) My vote went to the supra.

37
FDwishihadasupra

I personally like the R33 better than the R32 (body style) Too bad Its hard to acquire here in the states.
The nsx never really appealed to me. The iron man Nsx I would definitely take. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zsd_xtJSrw)
I own a 93 Rx7 myself. (turning heads everywhere I go)
But I wish I had a supra. (one day) My vote went to the supra.

38

I love them all, but the R32 is arguably the best looking of the skylines and it wasn't offered here.  A Z32 TT should be on this poll also.

39

555 Impreza WRX, driven by McCrae.

My brother and I had never seen rally before, and all of a sudden, to see a car fly through the air sideways, land on only the right 2 wheels, and make the corner!!! If not for that performance, we'd have had no interest in cars.

Since that's not here, godzilla will have to do...

40

FD3S for its lasting allure and relevance. It wouldn't stay stock for long though! If I HAD to keep it stock, MAYBE I would choose the NSX

41

AWD and RB26 power-- Next question...

42

How do you leave out the one car that's in the same class as all the vehicles & has a huge racing heritage, & in most cases has more HP than all of these with the exception of the Supra.  How do you leave out the Nissan 300zx/Z32 Twin Turbo?

43

You always want what you can not have. The 90's forbidden fruit. The R32 Nissan Skyline.

44

 @teamsleepnine  "great Japanese performance cars of the 1990s"  really dude? Did you not read?

45

The rx7 has my vote. Though this was a tough decision. All these cars were over engineered and absolutely amazing looking machines. I chose the rx7 because of its timeless shape, and a perfect 50/50 weight. The supra is an amazing machine, just built for destruction. The NSX and gtr are amazing machines but lack the brute muscle of the supra and rx7. Overall these are all amazing machines and would love to be able to take anyone of them for a midnight run.

46

I've owned both an fd and a r32 gtr it would bea tough decision between those two, but I think my vote goes to gtr.

47

Supra. Big ass for good boy.

48

This is a real tough decision. Its between the Skyline Gtr, Nsx and Rx7(sorry Supra). With the Skyline Gtr it just completely dominated racing. The Nsx gave Ferrari a run for their money, it was a supercar but didn't break down like the supercars back then. The Rx7 was transformed into an amazing vehicle in its 3rd generation. It had really killer looks and a sweet rotory engine. In the end we never did get the legendary Skyline Gtr here in the Usa which is still an extreme letdown, the Nsx was just too expensive for most of us, but the Rx7 was sold here for only 3 years(93-95) which makes finding them in good unmolested condition a real pain. In my eyes i'd vote for the Fd Rx7.

49

If someone offered me the choice of all of the above id go with the only one i couldnt own anyway - the NSX.

R32 gtrs, supras and rx7s are all cheap these days and common.

50

Supra! Here's a link to a battle with these cars http://youtu.be/nZ5EK1tBOsI (R32 is replaced with R33 though).

51

Supra! Here's a link to a battle with these cars http://youtu.be/nZ5EK1tBOsI (R32 is replaced with R33 though). 

52

The FD RX7 is arguably one of the greatest cars ever made. I kick my self almost everyday for selling mine. Even after owning an M3 and a STI I still miss the FD.
 
If you voted for anything else you just haven't driven all these cars, and are going off aesthetics or nostalgia. GTR's understeer, NSX's engine isn't deserving of it's chassis, and the Supra is a GT Boat, not a true sports car.

53

 @mattz32
 I must agree with you, even though my name clearly states what car I would choose,  the Z32 should be in the listing.  I own a Z32 and it is AMAZING, even though its an NA.

54

mike asked which of the 4 you like best. not what else should have been included. 

56

I can't choose! I literally love them all too much.

57

I love the NSX and the RX7, but my favourite car of all time and my choice in this poll is the legendary Godzilla! :D

58

As much as I love all of them, I would say the GT-R is the best choice for me - lightest of all the godzillas, with the legendary bulletproof rb26 under and an amazing awd system, it's a killer of a machine. A built engine with a Nitto 2.7 stroker kit, Trust T88H-38GK turbo and a Holinger 6 speed sequential gearbox - that sums pretty much a dream project for me. :)

59

fact of the matter is there is good and bad about all of them
 
The GTR is heavy, not a particularly great handling car out of the box.  But the powertrain is sublime and has so much modification potential.  Certainly can't deny it's motorsport legacy if that means anything to anyone.
 
NSX engine not worthy of the chassis?  Perhaps in the first few years yes, but the later gen cars were simply on another level than any other Japanese sports car before or after.  It's a car that does many things very very well.  Not the least of which is look nowhere near it's age.
 
The FD RX7 is also still a beautiful car even compared to modern cars.  But it's achilles heel is the engine.  While highly moddable, it has no torque, and nothing will change it's somewhat disposable nature vs more conventional piston engines.  But that is also what makes it a cult hero, and why people still lust after them all these years later.
 
The Supra was never my personal cup of tea, as it's essentially a Japanese muscle car.  It is looking rather long in the tooth now, but once again, what a powertrain.
 
I've driven them all, both stock and modded.  If I were to pick one as a weekend toy/project car, it would be the NSX but only the later version with the slightly larger engine, chassis revisions and exterior changes.  Not a cheap car even today, but it does everything I'd want a weekend toy to do, and looks the best of the bunch for my tastes.
 
Are there other iconic cars from Japan from this era?  Sure - everyone will have their own favorite.  I'd put the 300ZX TT on par with any of the above as well, and overall, it's probably the least costly in total ownership cost.   But it's also not nearly as 'rare' as the cars shown here

60

To me, the NSX and the RX7 have timeless looks. The two make the R32 GTR and MKIV Supra look dated. 
 
 
 

61

Godzirra!

Author62

 @mattz32 Z32 is a good choice as well, but for sake of the poll we limited it to one car from each manufacturer.

Author63

This is limited to the "top of the line" sports cars or coupes that competed directly against each other all around the world. Otherwise there could be dozens of possible choices :)

Author64

Haha. You've got to pretty hardcore to take a lighthearted reader poll and turn it into a personal attack. Nice one!
 
 

65
admiral snackbar

There really isn't a bad choice. For me it's the NSX. 20 years ago this car blew me away and it's stull just as special today. The R32 and FD are still amazing cars and I'd argue that the FD is probably the best looking car in the poll.

66

EVO any model apart from 4

67

Each of All this 4 cars are Heroes of the century. Since 2000, In America, There are no real cars like that; pure street sport car !

68

Each of All this 4 cars are Heroes of the century. Since 2000, In America, There are no real cars like that; pure street sport car !

69

Can I stick with my 92 Legacy Turbo? haha!

70

Can I stick with my 92 Legacy Turbo? haha!

71

Although my vote goes for the FD. Always been high on my dream car list, and always will be.

72

Although my vote goes for the FD. Always been high on my dream car list, and always will be.

73

You just can't go wrong with the Supra.Bulletproof engine unlimited aftermarket support...... The Supra needs to come back.......soon. nsx is second followed by r32 gt-r and then the fdrx-7
 

74

You just can't go wrong with the Supra.Bulletproof engine unlimited aftermarket support...... The Supra needs to come back.......soon. nsx is second followed by r32 gt-r and then the fdrx-7
 

77

godzilla ftw!!

78

godzilla ftw!!

79

 @Mike Garrett 
Isn't it amazing that people writing about "sports cars" often do not know what a "sports car" is?
Supra and Skyline have four seats, and are by definition excluded from being sports cars, which are limited to two seats.  Supra and Skyline are Grand Touring (GT) cars.
 
A "sporty" four seat car is not a "sports car".
 

80

 @Mike Garrett 
Isn't it amazing that people writing about "sports cars" often do not know what a "sports car" is?
Supra and Skyline have four seats, and are by definition excluded from being sports cars, which are limited to two seats.  Supra and Skyline are Grand Touring (GT) cars.
 
A "sporty" four seat car is not a "sports car".
 

83

I don't know why I'm even bothering to even reply at this point but:
These four cars are cars that can be taken anywhere to represent Japan. They all possess an amalgamation of style, power, and spirit. Some have ore power or style than others but they are all up there.
Why not the 22b? Wonderful car, but isn't really an easily obtainable car, even if you had the money.
The MR-2 is another great car, but doesn't fully represent Japan's capability at making a world class sports car (please don't argue with me over the GT/Sports car nomenclature, I really don't care).
Why not the Evo? Yet another awesome car, but not world class. It looks great and is very fast, but isn't timeless like the NSX and RX-7. The 90's evo is comparable to an EsCos (Ford Escort Cosworth). As ridiculously cool an EsCos is, Britain would not send one out to represent them on a world stage; they would send out their Jaguars and Astons and Bentleys. 
I will admit though, the 300ZX TT has an argument.
 
So please, in simple terms, quit bitching because your EVO V isn't on the list and just vote in the poll.

84

I don't know why I'm even bothering to even reply at this point but:
These four cars are cars that can be taken anywhere to represent Japan. They all possess an amalgamation of style, power, and spirit. Some have ore power or style than others but they are all up there.
Why not the 22b? Wonderful car, but isn't really an easily obtainable car, even if you had the money.
The MR-2 is another great car, but doesn't fully represent Japan's capability at making a world class sports car (please don't argue with me over the GT/Sports car nomenclature, I really don't care).
Why not the Evo? Yet another awesome car, but not world class. It looks great and is very fast, but isn't timeless like the NSX and RX-7. The 90's evo is comparable to an EsCos (Ford Escort Cosworth). As ridiculously cool an EsCos is, Britain would not send one out to represent them on a world stage; they would send out their Jaguars and Astons and Bentleys. 
I will admit though, the 300ZX TT has an argument.
 
So please, in simple terms, quit bitching because your EVO V isn't on the list and just vote in the poll.

85

as project gotham racing put it, these are the Pacific Muscle cars.

86

as project gotham racing put it, these are the Pacific Muscle cars.

87

Shamelessly copying and pasting my comment from last weeks JNC competition as it fits pretty well..
 
 
 
In terms of sports cars (which is why we’re all here, right?) it would undoubtedly be the NSX.
 
It’s the late 1980s, every European “supercar” manufacturer is spitting out what are essentially road-going race cars with some carpet laid down over the bare metal interior. They’re all expensive, prone to failure and impossible to live with on a daily basis.
 
Along comes Honda, who’s experience with RWD production sports cars includes… a sub 1-liter convertible. Then they changed the world.
All aluminium body construction, titanium connecting rods, and a cockpit that was designed to resemble an F-16 fighter. Technology bred straight out of Honda’s F1 campaign. It was a supercar, except it was a Honda. So naturally, it had almost 360 degree visibility, a fairly low price, incredible reliability. And even a boot space designed to accommodate two golf bags.
 
It kicked the sh*t out of the Ferrari 348 in every way and the marks that it left on the supercar industry are still so easily visible. Examples running over 200,000 miles, still fairly priced and easy to find parts for and easily maintainable by owners. And then you look at the post-NSX supercars. A totally different machine to the pre-1990s Ferrari, with much more emphasis on a comfortable ride, mass produced parts and occasionally some boot space. Honda, the makers of refrigerators, generators and postman bikes, had successfully scared the socks off of the Italians so much so that they began to copy the fundamental principles of the car, and I think that alone makes it incredible.
It was Soichiro’s legacy, finally seeing production in the year of his death.
 
“We only have one future, and it will be made of our dreams, if we have the courage to challenge convention.”

88

Shamelessly copying and pasting my comment from last weeks JNC competition as it fits pretty well..
 
 
 
In terms of sports cars (which is why we’re all here, right?) it would undoubtedly be the NSX.
 
It’s the late 1980s, every European “supercar” manufacturer is spitting out what are essentially road-going race cars with some carpet laid down over the bare metal interior. They’re all expensive, prone to failure and impossible to live with on a daily basis.
 
Along comes Honda, who’s experience with RWD production sports cars includes… a sub 1-liter convertible. Then they changed the world.
All aluminium body construction, titanium connecting rods, and a cockpit that was designed to resemble an F-16 fighter. Technology bred straight out of Honda’s F1 campaign. It was a supercar, except it was a Honda. So naturally, it had almost 360 degree visibility, a fairly low price, incredible reliability. And even a boot space designed to accommodate two golf bags.
 
It kicked the sh*t out of the Ferrari 348 in every way and the marks that it left on the supercar industry are still so easily visible. Examples running over 200,000 miles, still fairly priced and easy to find parts for and easily maintainable by owners. And then you look at the post-NSX supercars. A totally different machine to the pre-1990s Ferrari, with much more emphasis on a comfortable ride, mass produced parts and occasionally some boot space. Honda, the makers of refrigerators, generators and postman bikes, had successfully scared the socks off of the Italians so much so that they began to copy the fundamental principles of the car, and I think that alone makes it incredible.
It was Soichiro’s legacy, finally seeing production in the year of his death.
 
“We only have one future, and it will be made of our dreams, if we have the courage to challenge convention.”

89
MarcelKoolkicksRobertson

R32 gtr no question's asked i can never ever get rid of looking at that car

90
MarcelKoolkicksRobertson

R32 gtr no question's asked i can never ever get rid of looking at that car

Author91

@TJ As I said above "sports car or coupe". Whether they have back seats or not, these cars occupied a very different place in the market than am Impreza or Evo, etc.

Author92

@TJ As I said above "sports car or coupe". Whether they have back seats or not, these cars occupied a very different place in the market than am Impreza or Evo, etc.

93

No Silvia (13, 14 or 15)?!  What a lackluster list and horrible pictures to represent the NSX and Supra....

94

No Silvia (13, 14 or 15)?!  What a lackluster list and horrible pictures to represent the NSX and Supra....

95

Edit, others have also mentioned no Lancer Evo, Impreza, Civic, Integra, Miata, 300ZX, these were all great cars of the 90s..

96

Edit, others have also mentioned no Lancer Evo, Impreza, Civic, Integra, Miata, 300ZX, these were all great cars of the 90s..

Author97

Again, the idea was to do a "what if" scenario with four flagship performance cars from four different makers that largely competed head to head with each other. If you would prefer the keys to a Silvia or a Civic over a GT-R or NSX in this fantasy scenario, I would guess that could be arranged...

Author98

Again, the idea was to do a "what if" scenario with four flagship performance cars from four different makers that largely competed head to head with each other. If you would prefer the keys to a Silvia or a Civic over a GT-R or NSX in this fantasy scenario, I would guess that could be arranged...

99

rb26 pur + awd, i think yes

100

rb26 pur + awd, i think yes

101

R32 GT-R, everyday. Its looks and delicious RB sound just move the automotive part of my soul.
 
The FD3S comes very close, I think it's one of the most beautiful cars ever made, and of course its brapy-brapy rotary engine is a bliss to hear. The NSX is amazing, so balanced, pure and competitive against supercars from its era.
 
The Supra... meh. I would say the 2JZ-GTE is one of the best engines ever made and its Getrag 6-speed is tough piece of machinery, but I don't consider it beautiful and I don't think its handling capabilities are extraordinary. It has an incredible drivetrain, but the rest of the car doesn't keep up with it.

102

R32 GT-R, everyday. Its looks and delicious RB sound just move the automotive part of my soul.
 
The FD3S comes very close, I think it's one of the most beautiful cars ever made, and of course its brapy-brapy rotary engine is a bliss to hear. The NSX is amazing, so balanced, pure and competitive against supercars from its era.
 
The Supra... meh. I would say the 2JZ-GTE is one of the best engines ever made and its Getrag 6-speed is tough piece of machinery, but I don't consider it beautiful and I don't think its handling capabilities are extraordinary. It has an incredible drivetrain, but the rest of the car doesn't keep up with it.

103

Early RB oiling issues and the s13-like interior are the reasons why the R32 isn't the car to own. The Supra  and the NSX are the best choices. I chose the Supra because of the turbos but it was close.

104

Early RB oiling issues and the s13-like interior are the reasons why the R32 isn't the car to own. The Supra  and the NSX are the best choices. I chose the Supra because of the turbos but it was close.

105

I know it doesn't really hold a hair to any of those cars, but what bite me and got me interested in Japanesse sports cars was the 92 Civic Si. It was small affordable and fun to drive. All of those cars were totally out of reach for me in the 90s, but I was able to get my hands on a 92 Si. It is one of the only cars I wish I would have never gotten rid of.

106

I know it doesn't really hold a hair to any of those cars, but what bite me and got me interested in Japanesse sports cars was the 92 Civic Si. It was small affordable and fun to drive. All of those cars were totally out of reach for me in the 90s, but I was able to get my hands on a 92 Si. It is one of the only cars I wish I would have never gotten rid of.

107

I think these are the right cars to have in this poll. No other cars come close in terms of reliability, performance and aesthetics.
 

108

I think these are the right cars to have in this poll. No other cars come close in terms of reliability, performance and aesthetics.
 

109

 @Mike Garrett 
I count at least nine Japanese car manufacturers in operation in the 1990's.
Where are the other five cars in the poll?

110

Can I please have a 1200p version of that R32?That is the PERFECT example, gunmetal gray with carbon fiber hood and those awesome wheels!

111

I just can't make a choice ! it's impossible, I'd pick up one, but it isn't that I prefer it to the others, I'd like to have them all !

112

R32 no since I prefer R33. NSX will be 'abnormal' since its mid-engined. Supra is superb but I prefer a 'younger' version, 1996 prehaps. So it's the FD for me. :)

113

my vote is for the RX7 since I have one

114

Acura NSX, even though I've been in love with Supras since I was in junior high. The NSX just has this exotic super car-esque feel to it that the others don't in my opinion. I saw one sitting on a luxury car dealer's lot about a year ago, pulled a U-turn and went back to drool over it for a fw minutes. Such a sexy car in pretty much every way.

115

Supra all the way it's been my dream car for as long as i can remember.

116

Can I vote for the ND32SX ?

117

NSX or death. :) The RX-7 as a second! :3

118

No gto/3000gt !!??
 

119

I can't decide! Those are my top 4 favorite cars from the 90's era, each unique and perfect in it's own way. But for pure aesthetics it's a tie between the nsx and rx-7. Curse you for making me try and pick!

120

I really like them all, but the FD gets my(rotary biased) vote.
 

121

If you look around you see the GTR, RX7 and Supra much more then the NSX. That`s why I Iike it more then the rest, it`s very exclusive and the looks are amazing. I want a poster of that car on my wall just to look at it every night before I go to sleep.

122

Behind the steering wheel of the NSX I'd feel like Senna. Very, very cool car. :)

123

All incredible machines. But the NSX holds a very special place in my heart.

124

NSX 1st, RX-7 2nd, Supra 3rd for me. Let's say I'm more biased toward lightweight and balance :P

125

Best era of cars ever. Stock- I choose the NSX, if I can mod it I'm going for the Supra.
 

126

You are cruel to make us choose just one, Mike.

127

I'll take the one that spanked all the others.  SUPRA.

128

 @thriller Of course the Supra spanked the NSX.

129

priced a Supra lately?

130

 @teamsleepnine 
where's lancia Integrale Evoluzione II????
Not in this poll.  It does not belong.

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Since the 90's GTR did not make it to America and based on years of owning and street racing many fast cars both domestic and imports. The only car in this group I ever worried about was the Supra and to this day is hard to beat but still expensive for a almost 20 year old car.
 
NSX great car expensive but slow and not mod friendly like others but exotic.
300Z sweet should be on this list but was not very reliable.
RX7, i owned two (thought I had a lemon) both junk, worst cars I ever owned.
 
 

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Steve Outterbridge

Can you post a better looking supra picture? Here is my supra if you want to use the image:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/hurrakaine/6309812693_af179dc811_b.jpg

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Steve Outterbridge

Can you post a better looking picture of a supra please? Here is my car if you need an image:
 
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v203/hurrakaine/6309812693_af179dc811_b.jpg/img]

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No Impreza or Evo? What's going on there?
Scooby FTW!

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300ZX Twin Turbo. The 2 seater ofcourse. The 2+2 has no place in this.

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Mazda RX-7. The most beautifull of all, unique in its own way, perfect weight distribution and a small 1300cc engine that can make power and hang with the best.

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After owning all of the cars listed above with exception of the GTR, The Supra is the one that is still in my garage after 10 years of ownership.  Do not underestimate the Supra in the turns.  It does everything very well... especially when modified.

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WHY YOU NO BCNR33?
 
The NSX is a piece of art... but I don't want a car to hang on a wall. I need something built like an anvil. They might not be the sexiest car ever made but the JZA80 sure is menacing.

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Also, can we officially and finally kill the pimpmaster edition gold rim NSX from the SH image library? Seriously, no pictures of a Zanardi/Mugen/JGTC/Spoon/TypeR? 

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 @milkplus
 UHM NO

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I chose the skyline, because I already have a JZA80

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98 NSX - Pure sex, exotic, rear engine, unique, lightweight, great handling, reliable.
Cost $85k new, excellent 36k low mileage car today $50k =  $30k loss not too bad.
Real world 150k mile car today $25k=60K loss hurts but still an awesome car.
 
98 Supra - Menacing brute, bullet proof, highly modifiable 700hp+ stock block, very capable,  unique, rare, reliable.
Cost $40k new, excellent 36k low mileage car today still $40k=$0 loss in 14 years is priceless if you can find one.
Real world 150k mile car today $22k=18k Loss over 14 years is a excellent value.
 
95 RX7 - Nice design, good steering and balance, lightweight, bad reputation, little problems & many engine failures, serious reliability issues.
Cost $40k new, excellent 36k low mileage car today $20k= $20k loss 17 years not good for Rotary parts and your asking for it.
Real world 150k mile car today $10k = 30k loss and more keeping it running, FAIL, buy one for 7k and do a LS1 conversion.
 
Owned a 95 RX7 and within 3 years had numerous problems and ultimately blew engine, covered under warranty. Sold the car in 98 for a new NSX which I still own and love. Supra is also a great value, not cheap but excellent go fast potential.
 
Skyline -  Great car but you can’t buy one in the US, but the most capable with 4wd. Should have included the 300z for 3 place.

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Ah, the 90's, when sports coupes continued to become more and more bloated and overweight with luxury features and appointments, to the point that the entire genre was completely killed off.
The true HEROs of the 90's were the sporting versions of the four door compacts.  The Protege, Sentra, and Civic among others.  For a few short summers, the manufacturers lavished four wheel disk brakes, independent rear suspension, and potent engines on light weight chassis' and provided us with pocket rockets.  And then as the century turned, these too became bloated and were detuned and defanged of disks, suspension, and power.

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98 NSX - Pure sex, exotic, rear engine, unique, lightweight, great handling, reliable.
Cost $85k new, excellent 36k low mileage car today $50k =  $30k loss not too bad.
Real world 150k mile car today $25k=60K loss hurts but still an awesome car.
 
98 Supra - Menacing brute, bullet proof, highly modifiable 700hp+ stock block, very capable,  unique, rare, reliable.
Cost $40k new, excellent 36k low mileage car today still $40k=$0 loss in 14 years is priceless if you can find one.
Real world 150k mile car today $22k=18k Loss over 14 years is a excellent value.
 
95 RX7 - Nice design, good steering and balance, lightweight, bad reputation, little problems & many engine failures, serious reliability issues.
Cost $40k new, excellent 36k low mileage car today $20k= $20k loss 17 years not good for Rotary parts and your asking for it.
Real world 150k mile car today $10k = 30k loss and more keeping it running, FAIL, buy one for 7k and do a LS1 conversion.
 
Owned a 95 RX7 and within 3 years had numerous problems and ultimately blew engine, covered under warranty. Sold the car in 98 for a new NSX which I still own and love. Supra is also a great value, not cheap but excellent go fast potential.
 
Skyline -  Great car but you can’t buy one in the US, but the most capable with 4wd. Should have included the 300z for 3 place.
 

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Cost $85k new, excellent 36k low mileage car today $50k =  $30k loss not too bad. my bad 35k

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My Supra has a window sticker of $55k. Just purchased it for $35k, could probably be sold for $45k if I sat on a high price.
 
My FD I am not sure what the sticker was, but it would be lucky to sell for $10k, and it has a 600hp V8 in it!

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 @DemonFD I'll buy the Supra for 40k and Im sure the FD is awesome with 600hp. i loved my RX7 but it truly tried my last nerve.

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 @DemonFD I looked at buying a supra last summer from a guy at work he wanted 45k but I was not serious and he sold it for 44k to another coworker and I got the Zo6. We played a few times and I got molested by a 17 year old toyota but not to much worried about the others. 

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 @DanielSantana With Mazda cutting production of the rotary engine, its going to become very expensive to maintain those motors.

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Not really expensive if you consider a stock engine can handle excess of 800hp. There are people running arond with 1000rwhp on stock engines and 1200rwhp with just Eagle rods.

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 @CraigLaw First time I have heard RX-7 and reliability in the same sentence.

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Honda Acura is the best.

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98 NSX - Pure sex, exotic, rear engine, unique, lightweight, great handling, reliable.
Cost $85k new, excellent 36k low mileage car today $50k =  $30k loss not too bad.
Real world 150k mile car today $25k=60K loss hurts but still an awesome car.
 
98 Supra - Menacing brute, bullet proof, highly modifiable 700hp+ stock block, very capable,  unique, rare, reliable.
Cost $40k new, excellent 36k low mileage car today still $40k=$0 loss in 14 years is priceless if you can find one.
Real world 150k mile car today $22k=18k Loss over 14 years is a excellent value.
 
95 RX7 - Nice design, good steering and balance, lightweight, bad reputation, little problems & many engine failures, serious reliability issues.
Cost $40k new, excellent 36k low mileage car today $20k= $20k loss 17 years not good for Rotary parts and your asking for it.
Real world 150k mile car today $10k = 30k loss and more keeping it running, FAIL, buy one for 7k and do a LS1 conversion.
 
Owned a 95 RX7 and within 3 years had numerous problems and ultimately blew engine, covered under warranty. Sold the car in 98 for a new NSX which I still own and love. Supra is also a great value, not cheap but excellent go fast potential.
 
Skyline -  Great car but you can’t buy one in the US, but the most capable with 4wd. Should have included the 300z for 3 place.
 

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I'm too late~ Definitely choose Supra

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I've never had the pleasure with any one of these :( :( :( but can i still vote?
 
N S seX.

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Typical winners... Awd turbo "almighty" Skyline (untouchable in the states), and the best HONDA ever made... I think the Supra and FD are simply overlooked to due popularity.. most people don't see em as they really are.. or what they really could be..

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You forgot the Z32

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Honda all the way boys. The True N/a monster.

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honestly the RX-7 is one of the MOST WINIEST cars japan has ever had....even in the USA in IMSA GTO/GTU the damn thing was a beast...the Skyline is an incredible machine, but look at the Touge.....Look at Tsukuba SuperLap....who came back and came out ontop? Rotary Powered FD3S.....Japan wouldn't covet them if they weren't worth a damn.....in america they are TOO forgotten....

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the engine is perfectly reliable....its the owners (and i say this because i repair the cars on a daily basis for a living.....im not biased I have an RB26 sitting on the stand and it leaves me in awe all the time...) its just poor maintenance on a car that was too affordable and should have been owned by richer people that take care of the skylines the same way...if GTR was as affordable as the FD.....it would be owned by similar people and considered unreliable too...when the oil isn't changed for 20k and the filter not replaced and running on same plugs since it left the factory (i see it all) those are all issues that would plague any car and i have yet to see a OH rotary died because rotary....its always because lack of oil, lack of fuel, lack of maintenance....and the "lack of torque" if you compare power figures from an RB and an EVO the FD's REW engine isn't really behind the curve....its DEFINITELY not LS1 or 2JZ but nor is the 4G63 or the RB26 and you don't hear them being called "torque-less"  

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I own both the R32 and R33 GTRs and a targa supra MKIV. I cannot say anything about the NSX and RX7 as I have never driven them. In my humble opinion both the GTR's of the 90's and the supra are easy to maintain and modify. As a track weapon the GTR prevails above the supra, but the supra, if you can handle the unthinkable power and the tail happy characteristics of the car it is immensely fun to drive. Both engine are true master pieces of  engineering from that era. I wish the cars nowadays had half the personality and tune-ability of the ones about as well as the other that weren't mentioned. I truly wish that the manufactures would again make them like they used to and and appreciate what those cars had done for their companies and brand reputations. These cars all deserve a place on our walls and to be remembered. Long live inline6's!!

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apologies for not spell checking :) and I know this is quite late but NSX I chose you!

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What??!! No 3000GT VR-4 here? I have driven a GT-R, NSX, RX-7 and a Supra but the 3000GT is the best car I've ever driven by far!!

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