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1969 Holden Belmont vs. 2006 Volkswagen Jetta

To start off, 2006 Volkswagen Jetta is newer by 37 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Holden Belmont. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Holden Belmont would be higher. At 3,034 cc (6 cylinders), 1969 Holden Belmont is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1969 Holden Belmont (129 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 2006 Volkswagen Jetta. (104 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1969 Holden Belmont should accelerate faster than 2006 Volkswagen Jetta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Volkswagen Jetta weights approximately 1 kg more than 1969 Holden Belmont.

Because 1969 Holden Belmont 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 1969 Holden Belmont. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, 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, 2006 Volkswagen Jetta (250 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 3 more torque (in Nm) than 1969 Holden Belmont. (247 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2006 Volkswagen Jetta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1969 Holden Belmont.

Compare all specifications:

1969 Holden Belmont 2006 Volkswagen Jetta
Make Holden Volkswagen
Model Belmont Jetta
Year Released 1969 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3034 cc 1896 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 129 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 247 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1275 kg 1276 kg
Vehicle Length 4700 mm 4560 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2580 mm


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