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2003 Saab 03-Sep vs. 1981 Toyota Crown

To start off, 2003 Saab 03-Sep is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Toyota Crown. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Toyota Crown would be higher. At 2,759 cc (6 cylinders), 1981 Toyota Crown is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 255 kg more than 1981 Toyota Crown.

Because 1981 Toyota Crown 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 1981 Toyota Crown. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Saab 03-Sep, 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. 1981 Toyota Crown has automatic transmission and 2003 Saab 03-Sep has manual transmission. 2003 Saab 03-Sep will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1981 Toyota Crown will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Saab 03-Sep 1981 Toyota Crown
Make Saab Toyota
Model 03-Sep Crown
Year Released 2003 1981
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 2759 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 250 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1665 kg 1410 kg
Vehicle Length 4640 mm 4700 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2700 mm


 

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