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1982 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 1969 Volkswagen 1600

To start off, 1982 Volkswagen Jetta is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Volkswagen 1600. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Volkswagen 1600 would be higher. At 1,584 cc (4 cylinders), 1969 Volkswagen 1600 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1969 Volkswagen 1600 weights approximately 165 kg more than 1982 Volkswagen Jetta.

Because 1969 Volkswagen 1600 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 1969 Volkswagen 1600. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1982 Volkswagen Jetta, 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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1982 Volkswagen Jetta 1969 Volkswagen 1600
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Jetta 1600
Year Released 1982 1969
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 1270 cc 1584 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 Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 845 kg 1010 kg
Vehicle Length 4200 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2410 mm


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