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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2003 Fiat Punto

To start off, 2003 Fiat Punto is newer by 35 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 222 more horse power than 2003 Fiat Punto. (83 HP @ 3500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Buick Riviera should accelerate faster than 2003 Fiat Punto. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 860 kg more than 2003 Fiat Punto. 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, 2003 Fiat Punto, 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 449 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Fiat Punto. (196 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Fiat Punto. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2003 Fiat Punto has manual transmission. 2003 Fiat Punto 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.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Buick Riviera 2003 Fiat Punto
Make Buick Fiat
Model Riviera Punto
Year Released 1968 2003
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1901 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 83 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 3500 RPM
Torque 645 Nm 196 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 1500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 106.2 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.4 mm 90.4 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 193 km/hour 173 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1040 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 3850 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 49 L


 

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