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1950 Peugeot 203 vs. 1983 Peugeot 305

To start off, 1983 Peugeot 305 is newer by 33 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 1,905 cc (4 cylinders), 1983 Peugeot 305 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1983 Peugeot 305 (65 HP) has 21 more horse power than 1950 Peugeot 203. (44 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1983 Peugeot 305 should accelerate faster than 1950 Peugeot 203. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1983 Peugeot 305 weights approximately 61 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, 1983 Peugeot 305, 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, 1983 Peugeot 305 (122 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 42 more torque (in Nm) than 1950 Peugeot 203. (80 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1983 Peugeot 305 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1950 Peugeot 203.

Compare all specifications:

1950 Peugeot 203 1983 Peugeot 305
Make Peugeot Peugeot
Model 203 305
Year Released 1950 1983
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1290 cc 1905 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 65 HP
Torque 80 Nm 122 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 78 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 71 mm 88 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 924 kg 985 kg
Vehicle Length 4360 mm 4250 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2630 mm


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