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1973 Nissan Bluebird vs. 2008 Nissan Micra

To start off, 2008 Nissan Micra is newer by 35 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 1,596 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Nissan Micra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Nissan Micra (108 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 32 more horse power than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. (76 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Nissan Micra should accelerate faster than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Nissan Micra weights approximately 137 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, 2008 Nissan Micra, 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, 2008 Nissan Micra (153 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 18 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. (135 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Nissan Micra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Nissan Bluebird.

Compare all specifications:

1973 Nissan Bluebird 2008 Nissan Micra
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Bluebird Micra
Year Released 1973 2008
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1595 cc 1596 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 76 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 135 Nm 153 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 955 kg 1092 kg
Vehicle Length 4220 mm 3730 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1550 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2440 mm


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