1986 Ford Escort vs. 1979 Holden Gemini
To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Holden Gemini. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Holden Gemini would be higher. At 1,751 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Ford Escort is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1979 Holden Gemini (66 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 7 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1979 Holden Gemini should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1979 Holden Gemini weights approximately 35 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.
Because 1979 Holden Gemini 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 1979 Holden Gemini. 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. Let's talk about torque, 1979 Holden Gemini (113 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 3 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1979 Holden Gemini will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.
Compare all specifications:
|1986 Ford Escort||1979 Holden Gemini|
|Engine Size||1751 cc||1584 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||59 HP||66 HP|
|Engine RPM||4800 RPM||5200 RPM|
|Torque||110 Nm||113 Nm|
|Torque RPM||2500 RPM||3600 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||910 kg||945 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4090 mm||4240 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1650 mm||1580 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1380 mm||1340 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2520 mm||2410 mm|