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2005 Honda Accord vs. 1983 Reliant Scimitar

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Reliant Scimitar. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Reliant Scimitar would be higher. At 2,792 cc (6 cylinders), 1983 Reliant Scimitar is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Honda Accord (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 5 more horse power than 1983 Reliant Scimitar. (133 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord should accelerate faster than 1983 Reliant Scimitar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 345 kg more than 1983 Reliant Scimitar. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1983 Reliant Scimitar 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 1983 Reliant Scimitar. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord, 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, 2005 Honda Accord (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 141 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Reliant Scimitar. (206 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Reliant Scimitar.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Honda Accord 1983 Reliant Scimitar
Make Honda Reliant
Model Accord Scimitar
Year Released 2005 1983
Body Type Station Wagon Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2204 cc 2792 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 133 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 347 Nm 206 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1645 kg 1300 kg
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4450 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2640 mm


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