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1992 Vauxhall Carlton vs. 2005 Skoda Octavia

To start off, 2005 Skoda Octavia is newer by 13 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 1,796 cc (4 cylinders), 1992 Vauxhall Carlton is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton (114 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 2005 Skoda Octavia. (99 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton should accelerate faster than 2005 Skoda Octavia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Skoda Octavia weights approximately 20 kg more than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton.

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, 2005 Skoda Octavia, 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, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton (157 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 9 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Skoda Octavia. (148 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 1992 Vauxhall Carlton will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Skoda Octavia. 2005 Skoda Octavia has automatic transmission and 1992 Vauxhall Carlton has manual transmission. 1992 Vauxhall Carlton will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Skoda Octavia will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1992 Vauxhall Carlton 2005 Skoda Octavia
Make Vauxhall Skoda
Model Carlton Octavia
Year Released 1992 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1796 cc 1594 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 114 HP 99 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 157 Nm 148 Nm
Torque RPM 4600 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1235 kg 1255 kg
Vehicle Length 4690 mm 4580 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2580 mm


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