1977 Opel Rekord vs. 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass

To start off, 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Opel Rekord. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Opel Rekord would be higher. At 2,260 cc (4 cylinders), 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 1977 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 1977 Opel Rekord. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 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:

1977 Opel Rekord 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Make Opel Oldsmobile
Model Rekord Cutlass
Year Released 1977 1989
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1979 cc 2260 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 159 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Length 4580 mm 4930 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2740 mm


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