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.
Compare all specifications:
|1985 Reliant Scimitar||1969 Volkswagen 181|
|Engine Size||1597 cc||1584 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||95 HP||0 HP|
|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|