1999 Mercury Sable vs. 1982 Mitsubishi Celeste

To start off, 1999 Mercury Sable is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Mitsubishi Celeste. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Mitsubishi Celeste would be higher. At 2,986 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 Mercury Sable is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Mercury Sable weights approximately 657 kg more than 1982 Mitsubishi Celeste.

Because 1982 Mitsubishi Celeste 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 1982 Mitsubishi Celeste. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1999 Mercury Sable, 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. 1999 Mercury Sable has automatic transmission and 1982 Mitsubishi Celeste has manual transmission. 1982 Mitsubishi Celeste will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1999 Mercury Sable will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Mercury Sable 1982 Mitsubishi Celeste
Make Mercury Mitsubishi
Model Sable Celeste
Year Released 1999 1982
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2986 cc 1597 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1602 kg 945 kg
Vehicle Length 5100 mm 4160 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2350 mm


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