1960 Morris Minor vs. 2008 Nissan Primera

To start off, 2008 Nissan Primera is newer by 48 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1960 Morris Minor. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1960 Morris Minor would be higher. At 1,870 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Nissan Primera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Nissan Primera (119 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 84 more horse power than 1960 Morris Minor. (35 HP @ 4750 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Nissan Primera should accelerate faster than 1960 Morris Minor. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Nissan Primera weights approximately 660 kg more than 1960 Morris Minor. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1960 Morris Minor 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 1960 Morris Minor. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Nissan Primera, 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, 2008 Nissan Primera (270 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 204 more torque (in Nm) than 1960 Morris Minor. (66 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2008 Nissan Primera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1960 Morris Minor.

Compare all specifications:

1960 Morris Minor 2008 Nissan Primera
Make Morris Nissan
Model Minor Primera
Year Released 1960 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 948 cc 1870 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 35 HP 119 HP
Engine RPM 4750 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 66 Nm 270 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 62.9 mm 80 mm
Engine Stroke Size 76.2 mm 93 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.3:1 19.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 828 kg 1488 kg
Vehicle Length 3770 mm 4680 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1530 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2190 mm 2690 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 62 L


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