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What is Better Volkswagen Beetle or Ford Thunderbird?

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Volkswagen Beetle Ford Thunderbird

2 reasons to buy Volkswagen Beetle

Other specs
Less weight 1388 kg vs 1680 kg 21% or 292 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10 meters vs 10.90 meters 9% or 0.9 meters

6 reasons to buy Ford Thunderbird

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 4 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
More engine power

205 bhp vs 103 bhp

149 kw. vs

50% or 102 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 9.00 sec. vs 11.3 sec. 2.3 sec.
More top speed 131 mph vs 111 mph 20 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 25 mpg vs 47.2 mpg 89% or 22.2 mpg

Neutral reasons Volkswagen Beetle vs. Ford Thunderbird

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 1197 cm3 vs 4603 cm3 74% or 3406 cm3 less
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4278 mm vs 5047 mm 15% or 769 mm shorter
Width 2021 mm vs 1847 mm 9% or 174 mm wider
Height 1473 mm vs 1338 mm 9% or 135 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2540 mm vs 2870 mm 11% or 330 mm less
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)