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1969 Volkswagen 181 vs. 2011 Citroen C3

To start off, 2011 Citroen C3 is newer by 42 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 1,584 cc (4 cylinders), 1969 Volkswagen 181 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Citroen C3 weights approximately 223 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, 2011 Citroen C3, 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. 2011 Citroen C3 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. 2011 Citroen C3 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1969 Volkswagen 181 2011 Citroen C3
Make Volkswagen Citroen
Model 181 C3
Year Released 1969 2011
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 1584 cc 1398 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 67 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 900 kg 1123 kg
Vehicle Length 3790 mm 3870 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2470 mm


 

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