Things were different in Austria in 1989. Japanese brands were stronger then than they are now. They were cheap, value for money, interesting and of course reliable. How things have changed for them. The Yen is more realistically valued, making them more expensive. They are for the most part conservative and dull. They are still reliable but the competition has made up ground in that area.
Other changes are premium brands are doing better now and the Koreans have arrived. Both Land Rover and MINI are no longer part of Rover, which has gone. However, the biggest change is how the Japanese brands have slipped back.
The first two columns are ranking for 1988 and 1999. The extreme right column is market share for '89 and the second from last column is percentage change from '88 to '89.