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1950 Peugeot 203 vs. 1965 Peugeot 204

To start off, 1965 Peugeot 204 is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1950 Peugeot 203. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1950 Peugeot 203 would be higher. At 1,290 cc (4 cylinders), 1950 Peugeot 203 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1965 Peugeot 204 (54 HP) has 10 more horse power than 1950 Peugeot 203. (44 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1965 Peugeot 204 should accelerate faster than 1950 Peugeot 203. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1965 Peugeot 204 weights approximately 12 kg more than 1950 Peugeot 203. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1950 Peugeot 203 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 Peugeot 203. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1965 Peugeot 204, 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, 1965 Peugeot 204 (89 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 9 more torque (in Nm) than 1950 Peugeot 203. (80 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1965 Peugeot 204 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1950 Peugeot 203.

Compare all specifications:

1950 Peugeot 203 1965 Peugeot 204
Make Peugeot Peugeot
Model 203 204
Year Released 1950 1965
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1290 cc 1130 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 54 HP
Torque 80 Nm 89 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 78 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 71 mm 64 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 924 kg 936 kg
Vehicle Length 4360 mm 3980 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 50 L


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