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2006 Opel Antara vs. 1974 Opel Manta

To start off, 2006 Opel Antara is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Opel Manta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Opel Manta would be higher. At 1,899 cc, 2006 Opel Antara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Opel Antara (212 HP @ 1400 RPM) has 153 more horse power than 1974 Opel Manta. (59 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Opel Antara should accelerate faster than 1974 Opel Manta.

Because 2006 Opel Antara is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1974 Opel Manta. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Opel Antara will offer significantly more control. 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, 2006 Opel Antara (542 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 452 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Opel Manta. (90 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Opel Antara will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Opel Manta. 2006 Opel Antara has automatic transmission and 1974 Opel Manta has manual transmission. 1974 Opel Manta will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Opel Antara will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Opel Antara 1974 Opel Manta
Make Opel Opel
Model Antara Manta
Year Released 2006 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1899 cc 1196 cc
Horse Power 212 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 1400 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 90 Nm
Torque RPM 1400 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1640 mm


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