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1950 Peugeot 203 vs. 1971 Peugeot 304

To start off, 1971 Peugeot 304 is newer by 21 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. Both 1950 Peugeot 203 and 1971 Peugeot 304 are equipped with a 1,290 cc engine. In terms of performance, 1971 Peugeot 304 (64 HP) has 20 more horse power than 1950 Peugeot 203. (44 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1971 Peugeot 304 should accelerate faster than 1950 Peugeot 203. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1950 Peugeot 203 weights approximately 9 kg more than 1971 Peugeot 304.

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, 1971 Peugeot 304, 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, 1971 Peugeot 304 (94 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 14 more torque (in Nm) than 1950 Peugeot 203. (80 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1971 Peugeot 304 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1950 Peugeot 203.

Compare all specifications:

1950 Peugeot 203 1971 Peugeot 304
Make Peugeot Peugeot
Model 203 304
Year Released 1950 1971
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1290 cc 1290 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 64 HP
Torque 80 Nm 94 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 78 mm 76 mm
Engine Stroke Size 71 mm 71 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
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 915 kg
Vehicle Length 4360 mm 4150 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1580 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 42 L


 

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