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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1955 Opel Rekord

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Opel Rekord. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Opel Rekord would be higher. At 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Ford Escort (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 1955 Opel Rekord. (44 HP @ 3900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort should accelerate faster than 1955 Opel Rekord.

Because 1955 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 1955 Opel Rekord. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort, 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.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1955 Opel Rekord
Make Ford Opel
Model Escort Rekord
Year Released 1986 1955
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1488 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 44 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 3900 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4220 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1630 mm


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