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1968 Buick Riviera vs. 2008 Fiat Siena

To start off, 2008 Fiat Siena is newer by 40 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. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Buick Riviera weights approximately 830 kg more than 2008 Fiat Siena.

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, 2008 Fiat Siena, 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 543 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Fiat Siena. (102 Nm @ 3250 RPM). This means 1968 Buick Riviera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Fiat Siena. 1968 Buick Riviera has automatic transmission and 2008 Fiat Siena has manual transmission. 2008 Fiat Siena 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 2008 Fiat Siena
Make Buick Fiat
Model Riviera Siena
Year Released 1968 2008
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7050 cc 1242 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 305 HP 0 HP
Torque 645 Nm 102 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 193 km/hour 159 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1900 kg 1070 kg
Vehicle Length 5370 mm 3830 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2380 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 54 L


 

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