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1992 Vauxhall Carlton vs. 2003 Vauxhall Signum

To start off, 2003 Vauxhall Signum is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Vauxhall Carlton would be higher. At 2,958 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Vauxhall Signum is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Vauxhall Signum (175 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 61 more horse power than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. (114 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Vauxhall Signum should accelerate faster than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Vauxhall Signum weights approximately 215 kg more than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1992 Vauxhall Carlton 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 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Vauxhall Signum, 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, 2003 Vauxhall Signum (370 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 213 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. (157 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 2003 Vauxhall Signum will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton.

Compare all specifications:

1992 Vauxhall Carlton 2003 Vauxhall Signum
Make Vauxhall Vauxhall
Model Carlton Signum
Year Released 1992 2003
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1796 cc 2958 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 114 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 157 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 4600 RPM 1900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1235 kg 1450 kg
Vehicle Length 4690 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2840 mm


 

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