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1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vs. 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt

To start off, 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt is newer by 38 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo would be higher. At 7,442 cc (8 cylinders), 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt weights approximately 395 kg more than 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Because 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 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 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, 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:

1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Monte Carlo Cobalt
Year Released 1970 2008
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7442 cc 2201 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 148 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1805 kg 2200 kg
Vehicle Length 5260 mm 4590 mm
Vehicle Width 1930 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2960 mm 2630 mm


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