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1982 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2008 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 2008 Volkswagen Golf is newer by 26 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 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Volkswagen Golf is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Volkswagen Golf weights approximately 412 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 2008 Volkswagen Golf
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Jetta Golf
Year Released 1982 2008
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1270 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 108 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 845 kg 1257 kg
Vehicle Length 4200 mm 4400 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2520 mm


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