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1999 Daihatsu Charade vs. 1974 Renault 12

To start off, 1999 Daihatsu Charade is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Renault 12. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Renault 12 would be higher. At 1,296 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Daihatsu Charade is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Daihatsu Charade (83 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 30 more horse power than 1974 Renault 12. (53 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1999 Daihatsu Charade should accelerate faster than 1974 Renault 12. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Renault 12 weights approximately 105 kg more than 1999 Daihatsu Charade.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear 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. Let's talk about torque, 1999 Daihatsu Charade (105 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 9 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Renault 12. (96 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1999 Daihatsu Charade will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Renault 12.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Daihatsu Charade 1974 Renault 12
Make Daihatsu Renault
Model Charade 12
Year Released 1999 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1296 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 83 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 105 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 845 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 3790 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2400 mm 2450 mm


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