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2006 Opel Astra vs. 2003 Opel Vectra

To start off, 2006 Opel Astra is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Opel Vectra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Opel Vectra would be higher. At 1,796 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Opel Vectra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Opel Vectra (125 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 36 more horse power than 2006 Opel Astra. (89 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Opel Vectra should accelerate faster than 2006 Opel Astra.

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, 2003 Opel Vectra (170 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 45 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Opel Astra. (125 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2003 Opel Vectra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Opel Astra 2003 Opel Vectra
Make Opel Opel
Model Astra Vectra
Year Released 2006 2003
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1364 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 89 HP 125 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 125 Nm 170 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4260 mm 4600 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L 61 L


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