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1950 Holden FX vs. 1999 Holden Astra

To start off, 1999 Holden Astra is newer by 49 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1950 Holden FX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1950 Holden FX would be higher. At 2,165 cc (6 cylinders), 1950 Holden FX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Holden Astra (120 HP) has 69 more horse power than 1950 Holden FX. (51 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Holden Astra should accelerate faster than 1950 Holden FX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Holden Astra weights approximately 180 kg more than 1950 Holden FX. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1950 Holden FX is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1950 Holden FX. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1999 Holden Astra, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1999 Holden Astra (165 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 29 more torque (in Nm) than 1950 Holden FX. (136 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1999 Holden Astra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1950 Holden FX.

Compare all specifications:

1950 Holden FX 1999 Holden Astra
Make Holden Holden
Model FX Astra
Year Released 1950 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2165 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 120 HP
Torque 136 Nm 165 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 970 kg 1150 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1580 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2610 mm


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