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1981 Renault 20 vs. 2012 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 2012 Volkswagen Golf is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Renault 20. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Renault 20 would be higher. At 2,500 cc (5 cylinders), 2012 Volkswagen Golf is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Volkswagen Golf weights approximately 161 kg more than 1981 Renault 20.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 Renault 20 2012 Volkswagen Golf
Make Renault Volkswagen
Model 20 Golf
Year Released 1981 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1645 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 170 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual 5-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1185 kg 1346 kg
Vehicle Length 4530 mm 4199 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1786 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2578 mm


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