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2006 Opel Antara vs. 1982 Opel Ascona

To start off, 2006 Opel Antara is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Opel Ascona. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Opel Ascona 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 122 more horse power than 1982 Opel Ascona. (90 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Opel Antara should accelerate faster than 1982 Opel Ascona.

Because 2006 Opel Antara is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1982 Opel Ascona. 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 416 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Opel Ascona. (126 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2006 Opel Antara will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Opel Ascona.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Opel Antara 1982 Opel Ascona
Make Opel Opel
Model Antara Ascona
Year Released 2006 1982
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1899 cc 1598 cc
Horse Power 212 HP 90 HP
Engine RPM 1400 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 126 Nm
Torque RPM 1400 RPM 3800 RPM
Top Speed 210 km/hour 165 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1670 mm


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