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2003 Daihatsu YRV vs. 1981 Daihatsu Charmant

To start off, 2003 Daihatsu YRV is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Daihatsu Charmant. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Daihatsu Charmant would be higher. At 1,298 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Daihatsu YRV is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Daihatsu YRV (85 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 18 more horse power than 1981 Daihatsu Charmant. (67 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Daihatsu YRV should accelerate faster than 1981 Daihatsu Charmant. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Daihatsu YRV weights approximately 60 kg more than 1981 Daihatsu Charmant. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2003 Daihatsu YRV is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1981 Daihatsu Charmant. 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. Let's talk about torque, 2003 Daihatsu YRV (120 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 17 more torque (in Nm) than 1981 Daihatsu Charmant. (103 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2003 Daihatsu YRV will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1981 Daihatsu Charmant.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Daihatsu YRV 1981 Daihatsu Charmant
Make Daihatsu Daihatsu
Model YRV Charmant
Year Released 2003 1981
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1298 cc 1290 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 85 HP 67 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 120 Nm 103 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 890 kg 830 kg
Vehicle Length 3770 mm 4100 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1530 mm
Vehicle Height 1560 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2360 mm 2340 mm


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