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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia

To start off, 2002 Chrysler Sebring is newer by 36 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia would be higher. At 2,343 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Chrysler Sebring is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Chrysler Sebring (149 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 97 more horse power than 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. (52 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring should accelerate faster than 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 592 kg more than 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia 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 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring, 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. 2002 Chrysler Sebring has automatic transmission and 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia has manual transmission. 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Chrysler Sebring will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2002 Chrysler Sebring 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia
Make Chrysler Volkswagen
Model Sebring Karmann-Ghia
Year Released 2002 1966
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2343 cc 1493 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 149 HP 52 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 860 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4200 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2430 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 40 L


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