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1999 Renault Megane vs. 1982 Ford Meteor

To start off, 1999 Renault Megane is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Ford Meteor. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Ford Meteor would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Renault Megane is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Renault Megane (140 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 68 more horse power than 1982 Ford Meteor. (72 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1999 Renault Megane should accelerate faster than 1982 Ford Meteor. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Renault Megane weights approximately 430 kg more than 1982 Ford Meteor. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 Renault Megane (200 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 89 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Ford Meteor. (111 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1999 Renault Megane will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Ford Meteor.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Renault Megane 1982 Ford Meteor
Make Renault Ford
Model Megane Meteor
Year Released 1999 1982
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1490 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 140 HP 72 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 200 Nm 111 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1315 kg 885 kg
Vehicle Length 4140 mm 4160 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2370 mm


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