1970 Citroen Ami vs. 2006 Citroen Xsara
To start off, 2006 Citroen Xsara is newer by 36 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 1,560 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Citroen Xsara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Citroen Xsara (108 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 73 more horse power than 1970 Citroen Ami. (35 HP @ 5750 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Citroen Xsara should accelerate faster than 1970 Citroen Ami. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Citroen Xsara weights approximately 772 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||2006 Citroen Xsara|
|Engine Size||602 cc||1560 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||2 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||35 HP||108 HP|
|Engine RPM||5750 RPM||4000 RPM|
|Number of Seats||5 seats||5 seats|
|Vehicle Weight||620 kg||1392 kg|
|Vehicle Length||3880 mm||4280 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1530 mm||1760 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1530 mm||1640 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2410 mm||2770 mm|