Best of the decade

In the world of automobiles, a decade is a very long time. With each passing year, technology and innovation improve the breed; cars keep getting better and better. And while every year has its gems, when it comes to an entire decade, it's a tremendously tough task to whittle away a list of great cars and select just one.

It should come as no surprise that when MSN Autos' contributors selected their favourite car of the decade, that the resulting list was about as diverse as they come - only one car chosen twice. Despite this, each of the vehicles named share a few things in common: superior engineering, stellar performance and the ability to stir emotions - even among our well-driven contributors.

See which cars stood out on the as the best vehicles of the decade, and find out what made them so special by watching the slideshow.