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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1983 TVR Tasmin

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 TVR Tasmin. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 TVR Tasmin would be higher. At 1,993 cc (4 cylinders), 1983 TVR Tasmin is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1983 TVR Tasmin weights approximately 60 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort.

Because 1983 TVR Tasmin 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 1983 TVR Tasmin. 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 1983 TVR Tasmin
Make Ford TVR
Model Escort Tasmin
Year Released 1986 1983
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1993 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 970 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4020 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1200 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2390 mm


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