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1977 Chevrolet Citation vs. 1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

To start off, 1977 Chevrolet Citation is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight would be higher. At 4,293 cc (8 cylinders), 1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight weights approximately 550 kg more than 1977 Chevrolet Citation.

Because 1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 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 1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight. 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 1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
Make Chevrolet Oldsmobile
Model Citation Eighty-Eight
Year Released 1977 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2835 cc 4293 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 108 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 1700 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 5550 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1950 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2960 mm


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