2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight
To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 36 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight would be higher. At 5,736 cc (8 cylinders), 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight (160 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight weights approximately 622 kg more than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.
Because 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 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 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira, 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 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight (380 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 230 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight has automatic transmission and 2009 Chevrolet Nubira has manual transmission. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|2009 Chevrolet Nubira||1973 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight|
|Engine Size||1598 cc||5736 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||8 cylinders|
|Horse Power||108 HP||160 HP|
|Engine RPM||6300 RPM||4000 RPM|
|Torque||150 Nm||380 Nm|
|Torque RPM||4000 RPM||2400 RPM|
|Engine Bore Size||79 mm||103.1 mm|
|Engine Stroke Size||81.5 mm||85.9 mm|
|Vehicle Weight||1313 kg||1935 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4570 mm||5900 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2610 mm||3230 mm|