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2008 Subaru Legacy vs. 1992 Vauxhall Carlton

To start off, 2008 Subaru Legacy is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Vauxhall Carlton would be higher. At 2,999 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Subaru Legacy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Subaru Legacy (245 HP @ 6600 RPM) has 131 more horse power than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. (114 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Subaru Legacy should accelerate faster than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Subaru Legacy weights approximately 140 kg more than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Subaru Legacy is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Subaru Legacy will offer significantly more control. 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, 2008 Subaru Legacy (292 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 135 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. (157 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 2008 Subaru Legacy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. 2008 Subaru Legacy has automatic transmission and 1992 Vauxhall Carlton has manual transmission. 1992 Vauxhall Carlton will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 Subaru Legacy will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2008 Subaru Legacy 1992 Vauxhall Carlton
Make Subaru Vauxhall
Model Legacy Carlton
Year Released 2008 1992
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2999 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Horse Power 245 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 292 Nm 157 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 4600 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1375 kg 1235 kg
Vehicle Length 4710 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2740 mm


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