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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier vs. 1969 Holden Belmont

To start off, 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier is newer by 34 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Holden Belmont. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Holden Belmont would be higher. At 3,034 cc (6 cylinders), 1969 Holden Belmont is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1969 Holden Belmont (129 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 9 more horse power than 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier. (120 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1969 Holden Belmont should accelerate faster than 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1969 Holden Belmont weights approximately 88 kg more than 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1969 Holden Belmont 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 Holden Belmont. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, 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, 1969 Holden Belmont (247 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 71 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier. (176 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1969 Holden Belmont will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 1969 Holden Belmont
Make Chevrolet Holden
Model Cavalier Belmont
Year Released 2003 1969
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2189 cc 3034 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 120 HP 129 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 247 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1187 kg 1275 kg
Vehicle Length 4600 mm 4700 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2830 mm


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