By Steven Symes on February 09, 2018
Clinton was in office, big hair was out, grunge was in, and cars were reflecting these changes and more. How well do you know vehicles from the 1990s? Test out your knowledge now!
After the weak performance attempts of the 1980s, automakers were ready to bounce back into the game with some fun rides. The 1990s were full of American muscle, JDM screamers and some thunderous European vehicles. It was a great time to be an enthusiast, even as the SUV craze was starting to wind up, because plenty of sports cars, GTs, and other fun options abounded.
We had put aside the all-flash, no-substance days of the '80s and consumers were looking for vehicles with something under the hood and some technological gadgets convenient to the driver's seat.
Thanks to various technological innovations, automakers were getting creative with squeezing more performance from cars, without violating the strict emissions regulations. That meant designs like Honda's VTEC variable valve system, turbocharging, and other advanced trickery. But these innovations meant some four-cylinder cars from Europe or Japan were able to go toe-to-toe with revered American models, and not everyone liked that. The 1990s were a time of automotive upheaval, helping us to get where we are today.
Just how well do you know the rides from this decade? Are you an automotive Vanilla Ice or MC Hammer? Take this quiz and find out just how much you really know.