1981 Opel Rekord vs. 2010 Honda Jazz

To start off, 2010 Honda Jazz is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Opel Rekord. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Opel Rekord would be higher. At 1,689 cc (4 cylinders), 1981 Opel Rekord is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1981 Opel Rekord weights approximately 52 kg more than 2010 Honda Jazz.

Because 1981 Opel Rekord 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 1981 Opel Rekord. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2010 Honda Jazz, 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.

Compare all specifications:

1981 Opel Rekord 2010 Honda Jazz
Make Opel Honda
Model Rekord Jazz
Year Released 1981 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1689 cc 1245 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 77 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1100 kg 1048 kg
Vehicle Length 4630 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2460 mm


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