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1979 Buick Century vs. 2003 Mitsubishi Pajero

To start off, 2003 Mitsubishi Pajero is newer by 24 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, 2003 Mitsubishi Pajero (118 HP @ 5250 RPM) has 14 more horse power than 1979 Buick Century. (104 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Mitsubishi Pajero should accelerate faster than 1979 Buick Century. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1979 Buick Century weights approximately 220 kg more than 2003 Mitsubishi Pajero.

Because 2003 Mitsubishi Pajero is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1979 Buick Century. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Mitsubishi Pajero will offer significantly more control. 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 44 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Mitsubishi Pajero. (174 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1979 Buick Century will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Mitsubishi Pajero.

Compare all specifications:

1979 Buick Century 2003 Mitsubishi Pajero
Make Buick Mitsubishi
Model Century Pajero
Year Released 1979 2003
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3214 cc 1834 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 104 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 174 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1430 kg 1210 kg
Vehicle Length 4990 mm 4040 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1740 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2460 mm


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