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2003 Alfa Romeo 166 vs. 1975 Chrysler Valiant

To start off, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Chrysler Valiant. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Chrysler Valiant would be higher. At 3,522 cc (6 cylinders), 1975 Chrysler Valiant is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 (217 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 1975 Chrysler Valiant. (138 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 should accelerate faster than 1975 Chrysler Valiant. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 weights approximately 145 kg more than 1975 Chrysler Valiant. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1975 Chrysler Valiant 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 1975 Chrysler Valiant. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166, 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, 1975 Chrysler Valiant (272 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 7 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Alfa Romeo 166. (265 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 1975 Chrysler Valiant will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Alfa Romeo 166.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Alfa Romeo 166 1975 Chrysler Valiant
Make Alfa Romeo Chrysler
Model 166 Valiant
Year Released 2003 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 3522 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 217 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 265 Nm 272 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 1800 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1405 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4900 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2830 mm


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