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1979 Austin Allegro vs. 2003 Saab 03-Sep

To start off, 2003 Saab 03-Sep is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Austin Allegro. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Austin Allegro would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Saab 03-Sep is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Saab 03-Sep (250 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 206 more horse power than 1979 Austin Allegro. (44 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Saab 03-Sep should accelerate faster than 1979 Austin Allegro. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 850 kg more than 1979 Austin Allegro. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 Saab 03-Sep (370 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 296 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Austin Allegro. (74 Nm @ 2900 RPM). This means 2003 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Austin Allegro.

Compare all specifications:

1979 Austin Allegro 2003 Saab 03-Sep
Make Austin Saab
Model Allegro 03-Sep
Year Released 1979 2003
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1098 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 250 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 74 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 2900 RPM 2700 RPM
Engine Bore Size 64.6 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.7 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 815 kg 1665 kg
Vehicle Length 3200 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 48 L 61 L


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