1983 Oldsmobile Omega vs. 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight

To start off, 1983 Oldsmobile Omega is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight would be higher. At 5,736 cc (8 cylinders), 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight (160 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 71 more horse power than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. (89 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight should accelerate faster than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight weights approximately 805 kg more than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 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 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1983 Oldsmobile Omega, 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, 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight (380 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 197 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. (183 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight has automatic transmission and 1983 Oldsmobile Omega has manual transmission. 1983 Oldsmobile Omega will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Oldsmobile Omega 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight
Make Oldsmobile Oldsmobile
Model Omega Ninety-Eight
Year Released 1983 1973
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2474 cc 5736 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 160 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 183 Nm 380 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 2400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1130 kg 1935 kg
Vehicle Length 4610 mm 5900 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 3230 mm


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