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1985 Reliant Scimitar vs. 1969 Volkswagen 181

To start off, 1985 Reliant Scimitar is newer by 16 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 1,597 cc (4 cylinders), 1985 Reliant Scimitar is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1969 Volkswagen 181 weights approximately 13 kg more than 1985 Reliant Scimitar.

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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1985 Reliant Scimitar 1969 Volkswagen 181
Make Reliant Volkswagen
Model Scimitar 181
Year Released 1985 1969
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 1597 cc 1584 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 0 HP
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 887 kg 900 kg
Vehicle Length 3890 mm 3790 mm
Vehicle Width 1590 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1250 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2140 mm 2410 mm


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