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2006 Opel Astra vs. 1983 Opel Kadett

To start off, 2006 Opel Astra is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Opel Kadett. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Opel Kadett would be higher. At 1,796 cc (4 cylinders), 1983 Opel Kadett is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1983 Opel Kadett (115 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 26 more horse power than 2006 Opel Astra. (89 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1983 Opel Kadett should accelerate faster than 2006 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Opel Astra weights approximately 225 kg more than 1983 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. Let's talk about torque, 1983 Opel Kadett (150 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 25 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Opel Astra. (125 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1983 Opel Kadett will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Opel Astra 1983 Opel Kadett
Make Opel Opel
Model Astra Kadett
Year Released 2006 1983
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1364 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 125 Nm 150 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.5:1
Top Speed 173 km/hour 187 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1230 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 4260 mm 4000 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2530 mm


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