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1982 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle

To start off, 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Volkswagen Jetta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Volkswagen Jetta would be higher. At 1,982 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle weights approximately 555 kg more than 1982 Volkswagen Jetta.

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:

1982 Volkswagen Jetta 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Jetta New Beetle
Year Released 1982 2004
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1270 cc 1982 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 115 HP
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 845 kg 1400 kg
Vehicle Length 4200 mm 4100 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2470 mm


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