Throughout the 90's the RX-7, 3000GT/Dodge Stealth, 300ZX, and Supra were the cars to have. Those cars gave a HUGE BLOW to Porsche because they were faster, more reliable, (arguably better looking), and much cheaper. Things changed however from the mid 90's onward. Those cars became more expensive and the baby boomers got older. Are those the primary reasons why those cars died off? Or was it because of the SUV craze? I think it was because worthy sport sedans like the M3, GS400, and BMW 540i could handle just as well (or better in the case of the M3), keep up in the straight-aways, and offer the practicality of a sedan without giving up style. I guess cars like the IS300, BMW 3-series, and Audi's S4 are some of the reasons why those Japanese high performance Sports Cars can only be found in the used market here in the US.