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1995 Alfa Romeo 164 vs. 1976 Ford Taunus

To start off, 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Ford Taunus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Ford Taunus would be higher. At 2,959 cc (6 cylinders), 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 weights approximately 367 kg more than 1976 Ford Taunus.

Because 1976 Ford Taunus 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 1976 Ford Taunus. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1995 Alfa Romeo 164, 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. 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 has automatic transmission and 1976 Ford Taunus has manual transmission. 1976 Ford Taunus will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1995 Alfa Romeo 164 1976 Ford Taunus
Make Alfa Romeo Ford
Model 164 Taunus
Year Released 1995 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 1993 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 0 HP 89 HP
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1482 kg 1115 kg
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2590 mm


 

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