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1989 Alfa Romeo Spider vs. 2002 Alfa Romeo 166

To start off, 2002 Alfa Romeo 166 is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider would be higher. At 1,970 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Alfa Romeo 166 is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider 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 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Alfa Romeo 166, 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.

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1989 Alfa Romeo Spider 2002 Alfa Romeo 166
Make Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo
Model Spider 166
Year Released 1989 2002
Body Type Roadster Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1570 cc 1970 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 148 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2260 mm 2600 mm


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