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2000 Holden HRT vs. 1974 Mercury Monterey

To start off, 2000 Holden HRT is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Mercury Monterey. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Mercury Monterey would be higher. At 5,769 cc (8 cylinders), 1974 Mercury Monterey is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 1974 Mercury Monterey 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 1974 Mercury Monterey. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2000 Holden HRT, 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. Let's talk about torque, 2000 Holden HRT (815 Nm) has 432 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Mercury Monterey. (383 Nm). This means 2000 Holden HRT will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Mercury Monterey. 1974 Mercury Monterey has automatic transmission and 2000 Holden HRT has manual transmission. 2000 Holden HRT will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1974 Mercury Monterey will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2000 Holden HRT 1974 Mercury Monterey
Make Holden Mercury
Model HRT Monterey
Year Released 2000 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5000 cc 5769 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 0 HP 163 HP
Torque 815 Nm 383 Nm
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic


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