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1979 Buick Century vs. 1984 Seat Ibiza

To start off, 1984 Seat Ibiza is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Buick Century. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Buick Century would be higher. At 3,214 cc (6 cylinders), 1979 Buick Century is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1979 Buick Century (104 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 51 more horse power than 1984 Seat Ibiza. (53 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1979 Buick Century should accelerate faster than 1984 Seat Ibiza. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1979 Buick Century weights approximately 520 kg more than 1984 Seat Ibiza. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1979 Buick Century 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 1979 Buick Century. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1984 Seat Ibiza, 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, 1979 Buick Century (218 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 120 more torque (in Nm) than 1984 Seat Ibiza. (98 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1979 Buick Century will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1984 Seat Ibiza.

Compare all specifications:

1979 Buick Century 1984 Seat Ibiza
Make Buick Seat
Model Century Ibiza
Year Released 1979 1984
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3214 cc 1714 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 104 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 98 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1430 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4990 mm 3640 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2460 mm


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