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2003 Daihatsu YRV vs. 1979 Daihatsu Charade

To start off, 2003 Daihatsu YRV is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Daihatsu Charade. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Daihatsu Charade would be higher. At 1,298 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Daihatsu YRV is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Daihatsu YRV weights approximately 130 kg more than 1979 Daihatsu Charade.

Because 2003 Daihatsu YRV is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1979 Daihatsu Charade. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Daihatsu YRV will offer significantly more control. 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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2003 Daihatsu YRV 1979 Daihatsu Charade
Make Daihatsu Daihatsu
Model YRV Charade
Year Released 2003 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1298 cc 993 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 85 HP 0 HP
Engine Bore Size 72 mm 76 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79.7 mm 73 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 21.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 890 kg 760 kg
Vehicle Length 3770 mm 3560 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1560 mm
Vehicle Height 1560 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2360 mm 2330 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 36 L 34 L


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