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2011 Mazda 6 vs. 1980 GAZ 24

To start off, 2011 Mazda 6 is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 GAZ 24. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 GAZ 24 would be higher. At 2,500 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Mazda 6 is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 1980 GAZ 24 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 1980 GAZ 24. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Mazda 6, 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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2011 Mazda 6 1980 GAZ 24
Make Mazda GAZ
Model 6 24
Year Released 2011 1980
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2500 cc 2445 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 170 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type 5-speed automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Fuel Consumption 7.8 L/100km 10 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.2 L/100km 13 L/100km


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