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1983 Lancia Beta vs. 1969 Volkswagen 181

To start off, 1983 Lancia Beta is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Volkswagen 181. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Volkswagen 181 would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1983 Lancia Beta is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1983 Lancia Beta weights approximately 144 kg more than 1969 Volkswagen 181.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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.

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1983 Lancia Beta 1969 Volkswagen 181
Make Lancia Volkswagen
Model Beta 181
Year Released 1983 1969
Engine Position Middle Rear
Engine Size 1995 cc 1584 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 116 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1044 kg 900 kg
Vehicle Length 3820 mm 3790 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1200 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2310 mm 2410 mm


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