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1970 Citroen Ami vs. 1998 Citroen Xsara

To start off, 1998 Citroen Xsara is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Citroen Ami. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Citroen Ami would be higher. At 1,909 cc (4 cylinders), 1998 Citroen Xsara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Citroen Xsara (89 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 54 more horse power than 1970 Citroen Ami. (35 HP @ 5750 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1998 Citroen Xsara should accelerate faster than 1970 Citroen Ami. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Citroen Xsara weights approximately 480 kg more than 1970 Citroen Ami. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 Citroen Ami 1998 Citroen Xsara
Make Citroen Citroen
Model Ami Xsara
Year Released 1970 1998
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 602 cc 1909 cc
Engine Cylinders 2 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 35 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Weight 620 kg 1100 kg
Vehicle Length 3880 mm 4180 mm
Vehicle Width 1530 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1530 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2550 mm


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