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2008 Volkswagen Eos vs. 1976 Buick Century

To start off, 2008 Volkswagen Eos is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Buick Century. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Buick Century would be higher. At 5,740 cc (8 cylinders), 1976 Buick Century is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Volkswagen Eos (250 HP) has 75 more horse power than 1976 Buick Century. (175 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Volkswagen Eos should accelerate faster than 1976 Buick Century.

Because 1976 Buick Century 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 1976 Buick Century. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Volkswagen Eos, 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:

2008 Volkswagen Eos 1976 Buick Century
Make Volkswagen Buick
Model Eos Century
Year Released 2008 1976
Body Type Convertible Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3188 cc 5740 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 250 HP 175 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors


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