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1994 Daihatsu Rocky vs. 1980 Daihatsu Charmant

To start off, 1994 Daihatsu Rocky is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Daihatsu Charmant. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Daihatsu Charmant would be higher. At 2,765 cc (4 cylinders), 1994 Daihatsu Rocky is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1994 Daihatsu Rocky (72 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 5 more horse power than 1980 Daihatsu Charmant. (67 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1994 Daihatsu Rocky should accelerate faster than 1980 Daihatsu Charmant. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1994 Daihatsu Rocky weights approximately 660 kg more than 1980 Daihatsu Charmant. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1994 Daihatsu Rocky is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1980 Daihatsu Charmant. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1994 Daihatsu Rocky will offer significantly more control. 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, 1994 Daihatsu Rocky (173 Nm @ 2200 RPM) has 70 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Daihatsu Charmant. (103 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1994 Daihatsu Rocky will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Daihatsu Charmant.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Daihatsu Rocky 1980 Daihatsu Charmant
Make Daihatsu Daihatsu
Model Rocky Charmant
Year Released 1994 1980
Body Type SUV Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2765 cc 1290 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 72 HP 67 HP
Engine RPM 3600 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 173 Nm 103 Nm
Torque RPM 2200 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 830 kg
Vehicle Length 3850 mm 4100 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1530 mm
Vehicle Height 1860 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2540 mm 2340 mm


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