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1973 Nissan Bluebird vs. 2008 Nissan Pathfinder

To start off, 2008 Nissan Pathfinder 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 3,954 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Nissan Pathfinder (266 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 190 more horse power than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. (76 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Nissan Pathfinder should accelerate faster than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Nissan Pathfinder weights approximately 175 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 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Nissan Pathfinder will offer significantly more control. 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 Pathfinder (391 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 256 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. (135 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Nissan Pathfinder will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. 2008 Nissan Pathfinder 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. 2008 Nissan Pathfinder will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1973 Nissan Bluebird 2008 Nissan Pathfinder
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Bluebird Pathfinder
Year Released 1973 2008
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1595 cc 3954 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 76 HP 266 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 135 Nm 391 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 955 kg 1130 kg
Vehicle Length 4220 mm 4900 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1850 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2860 mm


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