2008 Daihatsu Sirion vs. 1973 Volvo 164

To start off, 2008 Daihatsu Sirion is newer by 35 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Volvo 164. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Volvo 164 would be higher. At 2,976 cc (6 cylinders), 1973 Volvo 164 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1973 Volvo 164 (142 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 56 more horse power than 2008 Daihatsu Sirion. (86 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1973 Volvo 164 should accelerate faster than 2008 Daihatsu Sirion. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1973 Volvo 164 weights approximately 420 kg more than 2008 Daihatsu Sirion. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1973 Volvo 164 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 1973 Volvo 164. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Daihatsu Sirion, 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, 1973 Volvo 164 (221 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 101 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Daihatsu Sirion. (120 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 1973 Volvo 164 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Daihatsu Sirion.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Daihatsu Sirion 1973 Volvo 164
Make Daihatsu Volvo
Model Sirion 164
Year Released 2008 1973
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1298 cc 2976 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 86 HP 142 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 120 Nm 221 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 72 mm 88.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79.7 mm 80 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 940 kg 1360 kg
Vehicle Length 3610 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L 58 L


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