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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1970 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback

To start off, 1970 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Buick Riviera. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Buick Riviera would be higher.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 1970 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback has manual transmission. 1970 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1968 Buick Riviera will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1968 Buick Riviera 1970 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback
Make Buick Volkswagen
Model Riviera Type 3 Squareback
Year Released 1968 1970
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors


 

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