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1973 Nissan Bluebird vs. 2009 Nissan Versa

To start off, 2009 Nissan Versa is newer by 36 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 1,798 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Nissan Versa is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Versa (123 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 47 more horse power than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. (76 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Versa should accelerate faster than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Versa weights approximately 374 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, 2009 Nissan Versa, 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, 2009 Nissan Versa (172 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 37 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. (135 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Versa will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Nissan Bluebird.

Compare all specifications:

1973 Nissan Bluebird 2009 Nissan Versa
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Bluebird Versa
Year Released 1973 2009
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1595 cc 1798 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 76 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 135 Nm 172 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 955 kg 1329 kg
Vehicle Length 4220 mm 4300 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2610 mm


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