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2007 BMW 323 vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 2007 BMW 323 is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Ford Escort would be higher. At 2,497 cc, 2007 BMW 323 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 BMW 323 weights approximately 580 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort.

Because 2007 BMW 323 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 2007 BMW 323. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort, 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.

Compare all specifications:

2007 BMW 323 1986 Ford Escort
Make BMW Ford
Model 323 Escort
Year Released 2007 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2497 cc 1751 cc
Horse Power 0 HP 59 HP
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 910 kg


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