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2002 Hyundai Elantra vs. 1976 Buick Century

To start off, 2002 Hyundai Elantra is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Buick Century. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Buick Century would be higher. At 5,740 cc (8 cylinders), 1976 Buick Century is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 Buick Century (175 HP) has 38 more horse power than 2002 Hyundai Elantra. (137 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1976 Buick Century should accelerate faster than 2002 Hyundai Elantra.

Because 1976 Buick Century 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 1976 Buick Century. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Hyundai Elantra, 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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2002 Hyundai Elantra 1976 Buick Century
Make Hyundai Buick
Model Elantra Century
Year Released 2002 1976
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1996 cc 5740 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 137 HP 175 HP
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors


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