If 20-25 years ago you dreamed of buying a “cool car”, then perhaps you should take a closer look at the secondary market. After all, right now is the best time to realize your dream
Of course, the 1990s were not the easiest time for motorists. First, the purchase of cars was not available to most citizens. Secondly, the quality of fuel at the gas station and maintenance in the workshops left much to be desired. Well, and thirdly, the roads were not a safe place: in the absence of MTPL, dismantling and arranging were not uncommon.
Despite this, it was in the 90’s that our people really tried foreign cars. For many, the possession of such a machine has become a true synonym for success in life. Well, some models have a real cult status. With the fact that most Russians in the 90’s such cars are not what they did not drive, but even in them they never sat.
It is curious that now such cars no longer surprise anyone. But it is in our days they can be bought at more than reasonable prices. Let’s take a look at the “heroes of the 90”, which today stand as budget foreign cars.
Jeep grand cherokee
Perhaps, one of the most popular “gangster” (read – “popular”) cars of the 90s was the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The off-road car, equipped with motors from 190 to 245 hp, was characterized by good cross-country ability, toughness and brutal style. Such a “wheelbarrow” simply could not help but win the love of those living in the “dashing” decade.
Now the Jeep Grand Cherokee of the first generation no longer evokes such vivid feelings. In the flow of cars on it, most likely, just do not pay attention. But if you have a strong sense of nostalgia, and you want to still become the owner of this SUV, then prepare from 200 000 to 500 000 rubles. It is in such a cost to buy a similar car in 1993 – 1999 release.
BMW 5 Series (E34)
Another subject of lust in the 90s was the “Bee Five” – BMW E34. This car got to Russia mainly thanks to the drivers who delivered the car straight from Germany. At home, the new BMW 5 Series in those days cost from 48 650 marks. It is clear that already second-hand copies were brought to Russia, several of them fell in price. But even such cars were not affordable for most of our citizens. Why – it is not difficult to understand. Just the average salary in the Russian Federation from 1990 to 2000 did not exceed the $ 200 mark.
If you are in the 90s dreaming to get behind the wheel of the “Bavarian beauty”, then today your dream can come true. To do this you will need from 100 000 to 300 000 rubles – it is in this amount that the BMW E34 is valued in the secondary market. It is clear, with such a purchase will have to pay special attention to the technical condition and legal cleanliness of the car.
Lincoln Town Car
“The real American car” – in the 90s this phrase sounded really proud. At least in the beginning of the last decade. However, even now, if you switch to the “American” of those years, you will almost certainly provide yourself with attention from neighbors in the stream.
Take, for example, Lincoln Town Car. In the 90s, this machine was loved by all those who could afford such a purchase for their impressive sizes, soft sofas and smooth running. And this one limousine even beat the popularity of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, although it did not last long. In general, if Lincoln Town Car is the “wheelbarrow” you dreamed of in your youth, then prepare from 400 000 to 800 000 rubles, and it will be yours. The only problem is that now these cars in Russia have actually become rarities, and you will have to try very hard to find a worthy copy.
However, do not think that in the 90’s people only dreamed of the machines that the bandits used to drive. Fast sports cars enjoyed no less popularity of fans. Well, as enjoyed – they were very nice to watch in various Hollywood films, or at special exhibitions. Well, to see such a car as, for example, Chevrolet Corvette, in the street was generally a great success.
If your heart does not extinguish the fire that has arisen, when a cool Corvette appeared on the screen, then be ready to lay out a minimum of 1.1 – 1.5 million rubles. This is the number of the fourth-generation Corvette in our country, equipped with a 5.7-liter engine from 205 to 330 hp. Although the main problem with the purchase of such a “Corvette” is not money at all. Just such machines in our country is extremely small.
Nissan Skyline GT-R
If you want to buy a more common cult sports car from the 90’s, then you should pay attention to the Nissan Skyline GT-R. This car got to our country primarily thanks to resellers from the Far East, who personally brought from Japan fast cars with an unusual body coupe.
The cost of the Nissan Skyline GT-R of one of three generations (R32, R33, R34) in our country in the secondary market fluctuates between 600,000 and 1,500,000 rubles, and roughly corresponds to the price of a new foreign car. In general, if you are a true fan of motorsport, this price should suit you.
Another model Nissan, enjoyed a great love of fans – SUV Patrol. Unlike many of its competitors, Nissan Patrol began to be officially sold in our country back in late 1989. This is – not to mention the right-hand drive cars, which also poured the flow when it became allowed. The blessing to love Patrol was for what – here to you and impressive sizes, and a full drive, and engines with quite good for the time capacity from 115 to 183 hp
Nowadays we can buy a fourth generation Nissan Patrol for money that is ridiculous for a frame SUV – from 200 000 to 800 000 rubles. So if you once wanted to get behind the wheel of this car, but could not afford it, do not miss your chance.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W140)
Well, we want to complete our selection by a car that has every right to be considered a true symbol of the 90’s. It’s about the Mercedes-Benz W140, which at one time became a real synonym for luxury and wealth, combined with a criminal aura. At one time the price of the famous “Cabana” (that’s what this car was called) was about $ 130,000, which is why very few could afford to buy such a machine literally.
If you once too dreamed to sit behind the wheel of a large “Mercedes”, your desire can come true. For example, to buy a second-hand “Six-hundredth” with a six-liter 394-horsepower engine in Russia can be for the amount of 400 000 to 1.2 million rubles. Approximately the same number in our country is the average new car. However, if you choose W140 with the engine easier, you can find copies at a price of 350 000 rubles and below. In general, if you long to fulfill your old dream, dare. Do not forget only that the machine needs not only to buy, but also to contain. And given the technical parameters of the Mercedes-Benz S-class, insurance and transport tax will cost the owner a rather large sum. Yes, and spare parts are quite expensive, even non-original.