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1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia vs. 2005 Volkswagen Caddy

To start off, 2005 Volkswagen Caddy is newer by 43 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia would be higher. At 1,983 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Volkswagen Caddy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Volkswagen Caddy (104 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 61 more horse power than 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. (43 HP @ 4100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Volkswagen Caddy should accelerate faster than 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Volkswagen Caddy weights approximately 726 kg more than 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 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 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Volkswagen Caddy, 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, 2005 Volkswagen Caddy (250 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 164 more torque (in Nm) than 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. (86 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Volkswagen Caddy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia.

Compare all specifications:

1962 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 2005 Volkswagen Caddy
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Karmann-Ghia Caddy
Year Released 1962 2005
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 1285 cc 1983 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 43 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 4100 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 86 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 7.3:1 19.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 840 kg 1566 kg
Vehicle Length 4200 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1840 mm
Wheelbase Size 2430 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L 60 L


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