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1992 Vauxhall Carlton vs. 2005 Vauxhall Corsa

To start off, 2005 Vauxhall Corsa 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 40 more horse power than 2005 Vauxhall Corsa. (74 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton should accelerate faster than 2005 Vauxhall Corsa. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1992 Vauxhall Carlton weights approximately 300 kg more than 2005 Vauxhall Corsa. 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, 2005 Vauxhall Corsa, 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 47 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Vauxhall Corsa. (110 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1992 Vauxhall Carlton will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Vauxhall Corsa.

Compare all specifications:

1992 Vauxhall Carlton 2005 Vauxhall Corsa
Make Vauxhall Vauxhall
Model Carlton Corsa
Year Released 1992 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1796 cc 1199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 114 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 157 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 4600 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1235 kg 935 kg
Vehicle Length 4690 mm 3830 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2500 mm


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