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1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia vs. 1991 Volkswagen Passat

To start off, 1991 Volkswagen Passat is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia would be higher. At 1,595 cc (4 cylinders), 1991 Volkswagen Passat is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 1966 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 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1991 Volkswagen Passat, 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.

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1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 1991 Volkswagen Passat
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Karmann-Ghia Passat
Year Released 1966 1991
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 1285 cc 1595 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 38 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4200 mm 4580 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2430 mm 2630 mm


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