1983 Oldsmobile Omega vs. 1979 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

To start off, 1983 Oldsmobile Omega is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight would be higher. At 3,790 cc (6 cylinders), 1979 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1979 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (108 HP @ 3400 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. (89 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1979 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight should accelerate faster than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1979 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight weights approximately 495 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 1979 Oldsmobile Eighty-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 1979 Oldsmobile Eighty-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, 1979 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (251 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 68 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. (183 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 1979 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. 1979 Oldsmobile Eighty-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. 1979 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Oldsmobile Omega 1979 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
Make Oldsmobile Oldsmobile
Model Omega Eighty-Eight
Year Released 1983 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2474 cc 3790 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 89 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 3400 RPM
Torque 183 Nm 251 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1130 kg 1625 kg
Vehicle Length 4610 mm 5550 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1950 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2960 mm


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