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1973 Nissan Bluebird vs. 2005 Nissan Quest

To start off, 2005 Nissan Quest is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Nissan Bluebird. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Nissan Bluebird would be higher. At 3,507 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Nissan Quest is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Nissan Quest (238 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 162 more horse power than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. (76 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Nissan Quest should accelerate faster than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Nissan Quest weights approximately 865 kg more than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1973 Nissan Bluebird is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1973 Nissan Bluebird. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Nissan Quest, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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. Let's talk about torque, 2005 Nissan Quest (328 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 193 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. (135 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Nissan Quest will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. 2005 Nissan Quest has automatic transmission and 1973 Nissan Bluebird has manual transmission. 1973 Nissan Bluebird will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Nissan Quest will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1973 Nissan Bluebird 2005 Nissan Quest
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Bluebird Quest
Year Released 1973 2005
Body Type Coupe Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1595 cc 3507 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 76 HP 238 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 135 Nm 328 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 955 kg 1820 kg
Vehicle Length 4220 mm 5190 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1980 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1830 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 3160 mm


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