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2003 Opel Meriva vs. 2000 Opel Astra

To start off, 2003 Opel Meriva is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Opel Astra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Opel Astra would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 2000 Opel Astra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2000 Opel Astra (158 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 2003 Opel Meriva. (101 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2000 Opel Astra should accelerate faster than 2003 Opel Meriva. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Opel Meriva weights approximately 170 kg more than 2000 Opel Astra.

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, 2000 Opel Astra (188 Nm @ 4300 RPM) has 38 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Opel Meriva. (150 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2000 Opel Astra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Opel Meriva.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Opel Meriva 2000 Opel Astra
Make Opel Opel
Model Meriva Astra
Year Released 2003 2000
Body Type Hatchback Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 101 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 188 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4300 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.8:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 220 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1380 kg 1210 kg
Vehicle Length 4050 mm 4120 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 52 L


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