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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1979 Buick Century

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Buick Century. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Buick Century would be higher. At 4,346 cc (6 cylinders), 1979 Buick Century is equipped with a bigger engine.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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.

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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 1979 Buick Century
Make Mercedes-Benz Buick
Model SLK Century
Year Released 2007 1979
Body Type Convertible Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 4346 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 228 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4990 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2760 mm


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