I come from the best city to test the durability of a car. IMHO these are the top 3.
1. Toyota. Mid 90's corolla's and camry's are still very common, and in good shape.
2. VW. Early mk4's are on every corner, mk3's and mk2's are still fairly common.
3. Honda. Old Civics are still running but bodies are rotten.
It ends there, everything else of that era is very rare, including some of the best sellers at the time, like the taurus and grand am. If you live in a rusty, pot hole filled city, tell me if it's any different.