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1984 Opel Rekord vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1984 Opel Rekord. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1984 Opel Rekord would be higher. At 2,204 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Honda Accord is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Honda Accord (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 49 more horse power than 1984 Opel Rekord. (89 HP @ 5400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1984 Opel Rekord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 530 kg more than 1984 Opel Rekord. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1984 Opel Rekord 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 1984 Opel Rekord. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord, 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, 2005 Honda Accord (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 204 more torque (in Nm) than 1984 Opel Rekord. (143 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1984 Opel Rekord. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1984 Opel Rekord has manual transmission. 1984 Opel Rekord will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Honda Accord will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1984 Opel Rekord 2005 Honda Accord
Make Opel Honda
Model Rekord Accord
Year Released 1984 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1796 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5400 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 143 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.2:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1115 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4630 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2630 mm


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