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1983 Holden Gemini vs. 2003 Saab 03-Sep

To start off, 2003 Saab 03-Sep is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Holden Gemini. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Holden Gemini would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Saab 03-Sep is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Saab 03-Sep (250 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 184 more horse power than 1983 Holden Gemini. (66 HP @ 5400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Saab 03-Sep should accelerate faster than 1983 Holden Gemini. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 710 kg more than 1983 Holden Gemini. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1983 Holden Gemini 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 1983 Holden Gemini. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Saab 03-Sep, 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. Let's talk about torque, 2003 Saab 03-Sep (370 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 260 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Holden Gemini. (110 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2003 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Holden Gemini.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Holden Gemini 2003 Saab 03-Sep
Make Holden Saab
Model Gemini 03-Sep
Year Released 1983 2003
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1584 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 66 HP 250 HP
Engine RPM 5400 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 955 kg 1665 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1580 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2610 mm


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