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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1979 Opel Kadett

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Opel Kadett. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Opel Kadett would be higher. At 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 1979 Opel Kadett. (51 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 1979 Opel Kadett. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 523 kg more than 1979 Opel Kadett. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1979 Opel Kadett 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 1979 Opel Kadett. 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, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 70 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Opel Kadett. (80 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Opel Kadett.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1979 Opel Kadett
Make Chevrolet Opel
Model Nubira Kadett
Year Released 2009 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1196 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 51 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 80 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 79 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 61 mm
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 790 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4140 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1590 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 43 L


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