We’re unsure what the scientific term for them is but let’s call them fanfare heroes… entering our market with a huge bang only to go straight down the slippery slide of obscurity. Y’all know what we mean, right? Here, allow us to explain.
As a belated happy birthday to Namibia, we’ve made a wee list of some cars which were also born in 1990.
The refined baby
Honda veered off in a new direction a few years ago which saw the demise of Formula One, NSX and other high-revving monsters in favour of smooth, friendly, green products. Yawn. Like many people I miss the old VTEC screamers but have to admit that their new cars are incredibly refined, especially the CR-V.
The impossible dream
Four years, eight months and sixteen days ago I tested a car that made such a lasting impression on me that I not only dedicated a mixed CD to it but also counted the days until we were reunited. That day finally came when the Honda Civic Type-R arrived this week for a last hurrah.
The important progression
Do you still remember the pop-up headlight Honda Ballade? What about the square one before that? These dependable and practical cars were uniquely named for South Africa and were actually called Honda Civic everywhere else – of which the ninth generation was just launched.