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2009 Tata Indica vs. 1977 Volkswagen 181

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Volkswagen 181. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Volkswagen 181 would be higher. At 1,582 cc (4 cylinders), 1977 Volkswagen 181 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Tata Indica weights approximately 105 kg more than 1977 Volkswagen 181.

Because 1977 Volkswagen 181 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 1977 Volkswagen 181. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica, 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.

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2009 Tata Indica 1977 Volkswagen 181
Make Tata Volkswagen
Model Indica 181
Year Released 2009 1977
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 1405 cc 1582 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 74 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1005 kg 900 kg
Vehicle Length 3680 mm 3790 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2410 mm


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