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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2001 Skoda Octavia

To start off, 2001 Skoda Octavia is newer by 33 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 206 more horse power than 2001 Skoda Octavia. (99 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2001 Skoda Octavia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 620 kg more than 2001 Skoda Octavia. 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, 2001 Skoda Octavia, 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 497 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Skoda Octavia. (148 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Skoda Octavia.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2001 Skoda Octavia
Make Buick Skoda
Model Riviera Octavia
Year Released 1968 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1594 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 99 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 148 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1280 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 55 L


 

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