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1983 Skoda Rapid R vs. 1969 Volkswagen 181

To start off, 1983 Skoda Rapid R 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 1,584 cc (4 cylinders), 1969 Volkswagen 181 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1969 Volkswagen 181 weights approximately 50 kg more than 1983 Skoda Rapid R.

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 Skoda Rapid R 1969 Volkswagen 181
Make Skoda Volkswagen
Model Rapid R 181
Year Released 1983 1969
Engine Position Rear Rear
Engine Size 1289 cc 1584 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 62 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 850 kg 900 kg
Vehicle Length 4170 mm 3790 mm
Vehicle Width 1600 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2410 mm


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