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THE TEN BEST OF 1990 PART 5

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TOM: OK, car fans. This is it. The final chapter in the seemingly unending saga of the Click and Clack Ten Best cars of 1990. Today we have the final five runners-up.

RAY: In case you haven't been clipping our columns and framing them, these are the cars we have named the Ten Best of 1990:

TOM: The Dodge Caravan/Plymouth Voyager, the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable, the Toyota Camry V-6, the Mazda Miata, the Jaguar XJS V-12 Convertible (Dark Blue), the Ford Explorer, the Ford Thunderbird, the Nissan Sentra, the Lexus LS-400 and the Infiniti Q-45.

RAY: Our runners-up have included the Mazda MPV, the Toyota Previa, the Honda Accord, the Volkswagen Passat, the BMW 535i, and the Nissan Maxima.

TOM: Here are the rest of the runners-up.

LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

TOM: Finally, a great handling American luxury car that doesn't need assistance from a tug boat to get it into a parking space.

ALFA ROMEO 164

TOM: A great handling, great looking performance car from Alfa. The 164's price is in the high $20's, but it looks, feels, and handles like a car that costs ten thousand dollars more. It also had the second most awesome dashboard illumination of any car on the market (Lexus' 3-D scheme is number one).

VOLVO 740

TOM: People who drive Volvo's love them. They're sturdy, solid, stodgy, safe, spacious sedans. Also great to have in case a monster-truck tries to run you over.

TOYOTA LAND CRUISER

RAY: Talk about fun! If you've ever wondered what it would have been like to be IN those Tonka toys that you used to push up the leg of the table and down the side of the couch, this is it!

TOM: This is a real four wheel drive vehicle. It even comes with an optional Rhino-Repulsion Package. All it needs is a bigger, more up-to-date engine.

FORD F-150 PICK UP

RAY: If we had been choosing 1990's Ten Best Cars AND Trucks, the F-150 definitely would have made the top ten. Since we limited ourselves to cars, we're naming it a runner up.

TOM: The Ford F-150 is the best pickup truck on the market. It's a great vehicle, even if you don't have anything to pick up.
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