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1969 Volkswagen 181 vs. 2006 Volvo V70

To start off, 2006 Volvo V70 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 2,401 cc (5 cylinders), 2006 Volvo V70 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Volvo V70 weights approximately 750 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 Volvo V70, 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.

Compare all specifications:

1969 Volkswagen 181 2006 Volvo V70
Make Volkswagen Volvo
Model 181 V70
Year Released 1969 2006
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 1584 cc 2401 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 161 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 900 kg 1650 kg
Vehicle Length 3790 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2760 mm


 

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