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2003 Fiat Punto vs. 1976 Ford Taunus

To start off, 2003 Fiat Punto is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Ford Taunus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Ford Taunus would be higher. At 1,993 cc (6 cylinders), 1976 Ford Taunus is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 Ford Taunus (89 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 2003 Fiat Punto. (70 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1976 Ford Taunus should accelerate faster than 2003 Fiat Punto. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Ford Taunus weights approximately 150 kg more than 2003 Fiat Punto. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1976 Ford Taunus 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 Ford Taunus. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Fiat Punto, 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, 2003 Fiat Punto (180 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 31 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ford Taunus. (149 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2003 Fiat Punto will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ford Taunus.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Fiat Punto 1976 Ford Taunus
Make Fiat Ford
Model Punto Taunus
Year Released 2003 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1251 cc 1993 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 70 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 180 Nm 149 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 965 kg 1115 kg
Vehicle Length 3810 mm 4450 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2590 mm


 

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