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|
|Engine Size||602 cc||1909 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||2 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||35 HP||89 HP|
|Engine RPM||5750 RPM||4000 RPM|
|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|