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1977 Chevrolet Citation vs. 1953 Opel Rekord

To start off, 1977 Chevrolet Citation is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1953 Opel Rekord. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1953 Opel Rekord would be higher. At 2,835 cc (6 cylinders), 1977 Chevrolet Citation is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1977 Chevrolet Citation weights approximately 214 kg more than 1953 Opel Rekord.

Because 1953 Opel Rekord 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 1953 Opel Rekord. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1977 Chevrolet Citation, 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.

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1977 Chevrolet Citation 1953 Opel Rekord
Make Chevrolet Opel
Model Citation Rekord
Year Released 1977 1953
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2835 cc 1488 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 44 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 936 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4250 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2490 mm


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