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1974 Renault 12 vs. 2004 GAZ 3111

To start off, 2004 GAZ 3111 is newer by 30 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 2,287 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 GAZ 3111 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 GAZ 3111 (148 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 95 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 GAZ 3111 should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 GAZ 3111 weights approximately 550 kg more than 1974 Renault 12. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2004 GAZ 3111 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 2004 GAZ 3111. 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. Let's talk about torque, 2004 GAZ 3111 (216 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 120 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2004 GAZ 3111 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12. 2004 GAZ 3111 has automatic transmission and 1974 Renault 12 has manual transmission. 1974 Renault 12 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2004 GAZ 3111 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Renault 12 2004 GAZ 3111
Make Renault GAZ
Model 12 3111
Year Released 1974 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 2287 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 53 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 96 Nm 216 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1500 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4950 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2810 mm


 

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