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2009 Daihatsu Copen vs. 1970 Morgan 4

To start off, 2009 Daihatsu Copen is newer by 39 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Morgan 4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Morgan 4 would be higher. At 1,597 cc (4 cylinders), 1970 Morgan 4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1970 Morgan 4 (85 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 18 more horse power than 2009 Daihatsu Copen. (67 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1970 Morgan 4 should accelerate faster than 2009 Daihatsu Copen. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Daihatsu Copen weights approximately 245 kg more than 1970 Morgan 4.

Because 1970 Morgan 4 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 1970 Morgan 4. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Daihatsu Copen, 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, 1970 Morgan 4 (136 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 35 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Daihatsu Copen. (101 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 1970 Morgan 4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Daihatsu Copen.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Daihatsu Copen 1970 Morgan 4
Make Daihatsu Morgan
Model Copen 4
Year Released 2009 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 659 cc 1597 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 67 HP 85 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 101 Nm 136 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 905 kg 660 kg
Vehicle Length 3400 mm 3670 mm
Vehicle Width 1480 mm 1430 mm
Vehicle Height 1250 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2230 mm 2450 mm


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