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1974 Renault 12 vs. 1975 Buick Century

To start off, 1975 Buick Century is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Renault 12. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Renault 12 would be higher. At 3,788 cc (6 cylinders), 1975 Buick Century is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Buick Century (110 HP) has 57 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1975 Buick Century should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12.

Because 1975 Buick Century 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 1975 Buick Century. 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 1975 Buick Century
Make Renault Buick
Model 12 Century
Year Released 1974 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 3788 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 53 HP 110 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear


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