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2006 Opel Astra vs. 1998 Opel Corsa

To start off, 2006 Opel Astra is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Opel Corsa. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Opel Corsa would be higher. At 1,388 cc (4 cylinders), 1998 Opel Corsa is equipped with a bigger engine.

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, 2006 Opel Astra (125 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 21 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Opel Corsa. (104 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Opel Astra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Opel Corsa.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Opel Astra 1998 Opel Corsa
Make Opel Opel
Model Astra Corsa
Year Released 2006 1998
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1364 cc 1388 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 0 HP
Torque 125 Nm 104 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2450 mm


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