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2008 Volkswagen Golf vs. 1999 Volkswagen Parati

To start off, 2008 Volkswagen Golf is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Volkswagen Parati. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Volkswagen Parati would be higher. At 1,984 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Volkswagen Golf is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Volkswagen Golf (114 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 1999 Volkswagen Parati. (89 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Volkswagen Golf should accelerate faster than 1999 Volkswagen Parati. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Volkswagen Golf weights approximately 306 kg more than 1999 Volkswagen Parati. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear 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. Let's talk about torque, 2008 Volkswagen Golf (170 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 25 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Volkswagen Parati. (145 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2008 Volkswagen Golf will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Volkswagen Parati.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Volkswagen Golf 1999 Volkswagen Parati
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Golf Parati
Year Released 2008 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 1781 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 145 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 86.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 19.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1284 kg 978 kg
Vehicle Length 4400 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2480 mm


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