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What is Better Lotus Elise or Mazda 323?

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13 reasons to buy Lotus Elise

Engine and transmission
Better compression 10.5 vs 9.0 14% or 1.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 80 mm vs 78 mm 3% or 2 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 89.3 mm vs 78.4 mm 12% or 10.9 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

120 bhp vs 88 bhp

90 kw. vs 65 kw.

27% or 32 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 168 nM vs 132 nM 21% or 36 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.7 sec. vs 11.9 sec. 6.2 sec.
More top speed 126 mph vs 110 mph 16 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 110 g/mile vs 115 g/mile 5% or 5 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 3 vs EURO 2 1 generation
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 6 years 25% or 2 years
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 785 kg vs 1103 kg 41% or 318 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 11.4 meters 7% or 0.7 meters

10 reasons to buy Mazda 323

Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 37.52 mpg vs 38.5 mpg 3% or 0.98 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 45.12 mpg vs 46 mpg 2% or 0.88 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 29.69 mpg vs 29.99 mpg 1% or 0.3 mpg
Emissions
Less noise level 73 dB vs 74 dB 1% or 1 dB
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 55 liters vs 32 liters 42% or 23 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1590 kg vs 1072 kg 33% or 518 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 466 kg vs 287 kg 38% or 179 kg
Warranty
More painted surfaces warranty 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
More seats 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Elise vs. Mazda 323

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5600 RPM vs 5500 RPM 2% or 100 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 1498 cm3 17% or 298 cm3 more
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3785 mm vs 4200 mm 10% or 415 mm shorter
Width 1719 mm vs 1705 mm 1% or 14 mm wider
Height 1143 mm vs 1420 mm 20% or 277 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2610 mm 12% or 310 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R16V vs 195/55 R15 85V
Rear tires size 225/45 R17V vs 195/55 R15 85V
Spare wheel INFLATOR vs 195/55 R15 85V
Type of wheels 16" FR 17" R alloy wheels vs 15 alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)