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1970 Citroen Ami vs. 1999 Citroen Xsara

To start off, 1999 Citroen Xsara is newer by 29 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 1,398 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Citroen Xsara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Citroen Xsara (74 HP) has 39 more horse power than 1970 Citroen Ami. (35 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Citroen Xsara should accelerate faster than 1970 Citroen Ami. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Citroen Xsara weights approximately 460 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 1999 Citroen Xsara
Make Citroen Citroen
Model Ami Xsara
Year Released 1970 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 602 cc 1398 cc
Engine Cylinders 2 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 35 HP 74 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 620 kg 1080 kg
Vehicle Length 3880 mm 4170 mm
Vehicle Width 1530 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1530 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2550 mm


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