Top 10 Retro Reliability Modern Classics

10 – Nissan 350Z (2002-2009):

  • The 350Z brought the Z-car back to prominence with its muscular design and powerful V6 engine.

9 – Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series (2007-2009):

  • The CLK63 AMG Black Series is a rare and high-performance variant with a naturally aspirated V8 engine.

8 – Mazda MX-5 (NB Generation, 1998-2005):

  • The NB MX-5 continued the tradition of the lightweight and agile roadster, offering a pure driving experience.

7 – Honda S2000 (1999-2009):

  • The S2000 is praised for its high-revving naturally aspirated engine and excellent handling, making it a favorite among sports car enthusiasts.

6 – Subaru Impreza WRX STI (Bugeye, 2000-2002):

  • The “Bugeye” WRX STI gained a cult following with its rally-inspired performance and distinctive round headlights.

5 – Volkswagen Golf GTI (Mk4, 1997-2004):

  • The Mk4 Golf GTI continued the legacy of the hot hatch with a peppy turbocharged engine and agile handling.

4 – Ford Focus RS (Mk1, 2002-2003):

  • The first-generation Focus RS is a legendary hot hatch with a turbocharged engine and distinctive blue paint.

3 – Audi TT (First Generation, 1998-2006):

  • The Audi TT’s Bauhaus-inspired design and all-wheel drive system made it a standout in the sports coupe segment.

2 – BMW M3 (E46, 2000-2006):

  • The E46 M3 is celebrated for its inline-six engine, balanced handling, and timeless styling.

1 – Porsche 911 (996 Generation, 1997-2004):

  • The 996 is known for its distinctive design and water-cooled engine. It’s considered a great entry point into the world of Porsche ownership.