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1996 Mercury Cougar vs. 1966 Mercury Comet

To start off, 1996 Mercury Cougar is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1966 Mercury Comet. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1966 Mercury Comet would be higher. At 4,738 cc (8 cylinders), 1966 Mercury Comet is equipped with a bigger engine.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1996 Mercury Cougar 1966 Mercury Comet
Make Mercury Mercury
Model Cougar Comet
Year Released 1996 1966
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3798 cc 4738 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 0 HP 198 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 5000 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1880 mm


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