I remember back in 1995/96 when the company I worked for at the time got in hire cars for us to go to site.
I remember driving a Lagoona 2.2 non-turbo diesel - slow as hell but could eventually get up to some kind of decent motorway speed.
Then I remember driving turbo diesel Golfs and turbo diesel Citroen Xantias. Now they felt quite quick in comparison. Some of the first of the "quicker" earlier turbo diesels.