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1977 Nissan Violet vs. 2003 Renault Megane

To start off, 2003 Renault Megane is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Nissan Violet. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Nissan Violet would be higher. At 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Renault Megane is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Renault Megane (111 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 37 more horse power than 1977 Nissan Violet. (74 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Renault Megane should accelerate faster than 1977 Nissan Violet. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Renault Megane weights approximately 430 kg more than 1977 Nissan Violet. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1977 Nissan Violet 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 1977 Nissan Violet. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Renault Megane, 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, 2003 Renault Megane (153 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 1977 Nissan Violet. (113 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2003 Renault Megane will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1977 Nissan Violet.

Compare all specifications:

1977 Nissan Violet 2003 Renault Megane
Make Nissan Renault
Model Violet Megane
Year Released 1977 2003
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1397 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 74 HP 111 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 113 Nm 153 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4200 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 875 kg 1305 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4360 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2740 mm


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