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2001 Saab 03-Sep vs. 1969 Volkswagen 181

To start off, 2001 Saab 03-Sep is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Volkswagen 181. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Volkswagen 181 would be higher. At 2,290 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Saab 03-Sep is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 1969 Volkswagen 181 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 1969 Volkswagen 181. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2001 Saab 03-Sep, 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.

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2001 Saab 03-Sep 1969 Volkswagen 181
Make Saab Volkswagen
Model 03-Sep 181
Year Released 2001 1969
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2290 cc 1584 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 227 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 3790 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2410 mm


 

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