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BMW E36 ranks 1st in top 10 cars of the 1990s

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The BMW 3-Series E36, formerly king of the fast lane and sweetheart of the corporate parking lot, has been crowned the greatest inexpensive car of the 1990s by readers of Car Mechanics Bargain Cars, the new automotive publication honoring the UK’s most coveted, fascinating, or best-value vehicles.

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Following Affordable Cars on Facebook and Instagram, readers chose the bargain Beemer as the best car, just defeating the Mazda MX-5 for the top place. Prior to the opulent Jaguar XJ saloon, the MGF, the MX-5’s fiercest rival, came in third.


The Fiat Bravo and Brava made an appearance in the final top 10, demonstrating that excitement for Nineties vehicles of all shapes and sizes remains there and being appreciated by fans. However, other strange automobiles also got a look in.

Fiat Brava And Bravo


“Bargain Automobiles is about legendary vehicles that represent the best value they ever will, and it’s cars from the 1990s that offer the most in terms of future classic appeal and investment potential, yet they’re still able to be maintained at home and used everyday,” said Peter Simpson, editor of Bargain Cars. There is a great upsurge in interest in vehicles from this era, and the variety of the top models chosen by our readers and followers demonstrates how intense the desire is for all varieties of Nineties classics.

The complete top 10 was:

  1. BMW E36
  2. Mazda MX-5
  3. MGF
  4. Jaguar XJ
  5. Ford Mondeo
  6. BMW E39
  7. Alfa Romeo 156
  8. Citroen Saxo
  9. Peugeot 306
  10. Fiat Bravo/Brava

A new monthly publication called Bargain Cars has been introduced by Kelsey Media, the company that publishes Car Mechanics, the oldest practical automotive magazine in Britain. Beginning in the 1990s, Bargain Automobiles, in partnership with CM, concentrates on the ownership of contemporary classics and high-quality used automobiles.

A group of professional auto journalists, photographers, and publishers put it together.

Bargain Cars’ debut issue is currently available on newsstands and online at https://shop.kelsey.co.uk. It includes a variety of features, such as how to enjoy a Jaguar XF for only £5k, why the Mercedes R129 SL is a vehicle to keep for life, how to purchase a vintage Mk1 Freelander, a road test on the storied BMW 5-Series “E39,” a roundup of the best £3k estates, and why the Mk2 Mazda MX-5 is as inexpensive as it will ever be.


Keep up with the most recent developments in the discount vehicle market by searching “Car Mechanics Bargain Cars” on Facebook. Like or follow the page to get information and exclusive deals, as well as to become a part of the vibrant new Bargain Cars community.


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