1968 Buick Riviera vs. 1984 Dodge Colt
To start off, 1984 Dodge Colt is newer by 16 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. At 7,050 cc (8 cylinders), 1968 Buick Riviera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 Buick Riviera (305 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 218 more horse power than 1984 Dodge Colt. (87 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 1984 Dodge Colt. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 750 kg more than 1984 Dodge Colt. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.
Because 1968 Buick Riviera 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 1968 Buick Riviera. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1984 Dodge Colt, 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, 1968 Buick Riviera (645 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 499 more torque (in Nm) than 1984 Dodge Colt. (146 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1984 Dodge Colt.
Compare all specifications:
|1968 Buick Riviera||1984 Dodge Colt|
|Engine Size||7050 cc||1997 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||8 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||305 HP||87 HP|
|Engine RPM||5000 RPM||5000 RPM|
|Torque||645 Nm||146 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3200 RPM||3600 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1900 kg||1150 kg|
|Vehicle Length||5370 mm||4490 mm|
|Vehicle Width||2020 mm||1650 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1370 mm||1530 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||3030 mm||2630 mm|