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2009 Tata Indica vs. 1979 Volvo 66

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Volvo 66. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Volvo 66 would be higher. At 1,405 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Tata Indica is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Tata Indica (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) has 27 more horse power than 1979 Volvo 66. (47 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica should accelerate faster than 1979 Volvo 66. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Tata Indica weights approximately 185 kg more than 1979 Volvo 66. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1979 Volvo 66 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 Volvo 66. 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 1979 Volvo 66
Make Tata Volvo
Model Indica 66
Year Released 2009 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1405 cc 1108 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 74 HP 47 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 5200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1005 kg 820 kg
Vehicle Length 3680 mm 3910 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1550 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1390 mm


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