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2005 Honda Civic vs. 1976 Buick Century

To start off, 2005 Honda Civic is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Buick Century. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Buick Century would be higher. At 5,740 cc (8 cylinders), 1976 Buick Century is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 Buick Century (175 HP) has 48 more horse power than 2005 Honda Civic. (127 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1976 Buick Century should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Civic.

Because 1976 Buick Century 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 1976 Buick Century. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Honda Civic, 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.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Honda Civic 1976 Buick Century
Make Honda Buick
Model Civic Century
Year Released 2005 1976
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1590 cc 5740 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 127 HP 175 HP
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors


 

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