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1979 Buick Century vs. 2005 Saab 03-Sep

To start off, 2005 Saab 03-Sep is newer by 26 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, 2005 Saab 03-Sep (247 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 143 more horse power than 1979 Buick Century. (104 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Saab 03-Sep should accelerate faster than 1979 Buick Century. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 260 kg more than 1979 Buick Century. 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, 2005 Saab 03-Sep, 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, 2005 Saab 03-Sep (350 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 132 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Buick Century. (218 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2005 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Buick Century.

Compare all specifications:

1979 Buick Century 2005 Saab 03-Sep
Make Buick Saab
Model Century 03-Sep
Year Released 1979 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3214 cc 2792 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 104 HP 247 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 350 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1430 kg 1690 kg
Vehicle Length 4990 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2680 mm


 

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