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1979 Hyundai Pony vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1979 Hyundai Pony is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Renault 12. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Renault 12 would be higher. At 1,439 cc (4 cylinders), 1979 Hyundai Pony is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Renault 12 weights approximately 10 kg more than 1979 Hyundai Pony.

Because 1979 Hyundai Pony 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 Hyundai Pony. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Renault 12, 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.

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1979 Hyundai Pony 1974 Renault 12
Make Hyundai Renault
Model Pony 12
Year Released 1979 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1439 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 53 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 940 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4000 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1580 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2350 mm 2450 mm


 

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