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What is Better Alfa Romeo 146 or Daihatsu Materia?

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13 reasons to buy Alfa Romeo 146

Engine and transmission
Better compression 10.3 vs 10 3% or 0.3 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 82 mm vs 72 mm 12% or 10 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

120 bhp vs 102 bhp

88 kw. vs 76 kw.

15% or 18 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 144 nM vs 132 nM 8% or 12 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 10.6 sec. vs 10.8 sec. 0.2 sec.
More top speed 121 mph vs 106 mph 15 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 34.01 mpg vs 39.2 mpg 15% or 5.19 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 44.11 mpg vs 46.27 mpg 5% or 2.16 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 25 mpg vs 31.72 mpg 27% or 6.72 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 51 liters vs 40 liters 22% or 11 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1710 kg vs 1600 kg 6% or 110 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1200 kg vs 1000 kg 17% or 200 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 6 years 25% or 2 years

8 reasons to buy Daihatsu Materia

Engine and transmission
Piston stroke longer 91.8 mm vs 75.65 mm 18% or 16.15 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 105 g/mile vs 121 g/mile 15% or 16 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 2 2 generations
Weight and capacity
More maximum bearing capacity 565 kg vs 520 kg 8% or 45 kg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
More standard warranty - Years 5 years vs 3 years 40% or 2 years
Other specs
Less weight 1035 kg vs 1190 kg 15% or 155 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 9.8 meters vs 11.5 meters 17% or 1.7 meters

Neutral reasons Alfa Romeo 146 vs. Daihatsu Materia

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6300 RPM vs 6000 RPM 5% or 300 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1598 cm3 vs 1495 cm3 6% or 103 cm3 more
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC VVT
Fuel supply Fuel injection vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4257 mm vs 3800 mm 11% or 457 mm shorter
Width 1712 mm vs 1690 mm 1% or 22 mm wider
Height 1426 mm vs 1635 mm 13% or 209 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 185/60 HR14 vs 185/55R15
Rear tires size 185/60 HR14 vs 185/55R15
Spare wheel 115/70 R 15 vs Compact
Type of wheels 5.5J X 14" alloy wheels vs 15" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)