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2005 Citroen Xsara vs. 1982 Toyota Corolla

To start off, 2005 Citroen Xsara is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Toyota Corolla. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Toyota Corolla would be higher. At 1,360 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Citroen Xsara is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Citroen Xsara weights approximately 210 kg more than 1982 Toyota Corolla.

Because 1982 Toyota Corolla 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 1982 Toyota Corolla. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Citroen Xsara, 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. 1982 Toyota Corolla has automatic transmission and 2005 Citroen Xsara has manual transmission. 2005 Citroen Xsara will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1982 Toyota Corolla will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2005 Citroen Xsara 1982 Toyota Corolla
Make Citroen Toyota
Model Xsara Corolla
Year Released 2005 1982
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1360 cc 1290 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 74 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 870 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4060 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2410 mm


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