1974 Renault 12 vs. 1955 Renault Fregate
To start off, 1974 Renault 12 is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Renault Fregate. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Renault Fregate would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 1955 Renault Fregate is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1955 Renault Fregate weights approximately 320 kg more than 1974 Renault 12.
Because 1955 Renault Fregate 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 1955 Renault Fregate. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12, 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.
Compare all specifications:
|1974 Renault 12||1955 Renault Fregate|
|Engine Size||1289 cc||1997 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||53 HP||0 HP|
|Vehicle Weight||950 kg||1270 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4410 mm||4710 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1640 mm||1730 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1460 mm||1540 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2450 mm||2810 mm|