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2006 Opel Astra vs. 1985 Opel Monza

To start off, 2006 Opel Astra is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Opel Monza. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Opel Monza would be higher. At 2,197 cc (4 cylinders), 1985 Opel Monza is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1985 Opel Monza (114 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 2006 Opel Astra. (89 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1985 Opel Monza should accelerate faster than 2006 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1985 Opel Monza weights approximately 96 kg more than 2006 Opel Astra. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1985 Opel Monza 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 1985 Opel Monza. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Opel Astra, 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. Let's talk about torque, 1985 Opel Monza (186 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 61 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Opel Astra. (125 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1985 Opel Monza will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Opel Astra 1985 Opel Monza
Make Opel Opel
Model Astra Monza
Year Released 2006 1985
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1364 cc 2197 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 125 Nm 186 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.4:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1230 kg 1326 kg
Vehicle Length 4260 mm 4700 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2670 mm


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