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2006 Opel Astra vs. 1981 Opel Kadett

To start off, 2006 Opel Astra is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Opel Kadett. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Opel Kadett would be higher. At 1,364 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Opel Astra is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Opel Astra weights approximately 445 kg more than 1981 Opel Kadett.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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.

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2006 Opel Astra 1981 Opel Kadett
Make Opel Opel
Model Astra Kadett
Year Released 2006 1981
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1364 cc 993 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1230 kg 785 kg
Vehicle Length 4260 mm 4010 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2520 mm


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