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1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vs. 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

To start off, 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 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. 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo weights approximately 544 kg more than 2008 Chevrolet Silverado.

Because 2008 Chevrolet Silverado is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Chevrolet Silverado will offer significantly more control. 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. 2008 Chevrolet Silverado has automatic transmission and 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo has manual transmission. 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 Chevrolet Silverado will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2008 Chevrolet Silverado
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Monte Carlo Silverado
Year Released 1970 2008
Body Type Coupe Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7442 cc 4800 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 0 HP 295 HP
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1805 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 5260 mm 5850 mm
Vehicle Width 1930 mm 2040 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1880 mm
Wheelbase Size 2960 mm 3650 mm


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