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2003 Opel Meriva vs. 1999 Opel Meriva

To start off, 2003 Opel Meriva is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Opel Meriva. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Opel Meriva would be higher. At 1,796 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Opel Meriva is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Opel Meriva (129 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 28 more horse power than 2003 Opel Meriva. (101 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Opel Meriva should accelerate faster than 2003 Opel Meriva. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Opel Meriva weights approximately 58 kg more than 2003 Opel Meriva. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1999 Opel Meriva (220 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 70 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Opel Meriva. (150 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1999 Opel Meriva will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Opel Meriva.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Opel Meriva 1999 Opel Meriva
Make Opel Opel
Model Meriva Meriva
Year Released 2003 1999
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 101 HP 129 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 80.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 88.2 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.5:1
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.3 seconds 11.3 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1380 kg 1438 kg
Vehicle Length 4050 mm 4050 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 53 L


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