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1969 Volkswagen 181 vs. 2006 Acura RSX

To start off, 2006 Acura RSX is newer by 37 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Volkswagen 181. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Volkswagen 181 would be higher. At 1,999 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Acura RSX is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Acura RSX weights approximately 374 kg more than 1969 Volkswagen 181.

Because 1969 Volkswagen 181 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 Volkswagen 181. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Acura RSX, 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. 2006 Acura RSX has automatic transmission and 1969 Volkswagen 181 has manual transmission. 1969 Volkswagen 181 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Acura RSX will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1969 Volkswagen 181 2006 Acura RSX
Make Volkswagen Acura
Model 181 RSX
Year Released 1969 2006
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 1584 cc 1999 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 155 HP
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 900 kg 1274 kg
Vehicle Length 3790 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2580 mm


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