Mitsubishi L300 II 1.6 80HP vs Daihatsu Move I 0.8 i 12V 42HP manual

Mitsubishi L300 II 1.6 80HP

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8 reasons for

Mitsubishi L300 II, model available from 1985 to 1998.
It has 1.6 80HP petrol engine produced from 1985 to 1990.
Drive has manual gearbox.

2 reasons for

Daihatsu Move I, model available from 1995 to 1998.
It has 0.8 i 12V 42HP petrol engine produced from 1995 to 1998.
Drive on the front axle has manual, 5 speed gearbox.

Daihatsu Move I 0.8 i 12V 42HP manual

8 reasons for Mitsubishi L300 II 1.6 80KM in comparison to Daihatsu Move I 0.8 i 12V 42HP manual

Reasons for

Maximal power

80 > 42 hp
The Mitsubishi is equipped with petrol which produce by 38 more horsepower than the Daihatsu, transforming the car to a more sporty character. It should be googd choice for drivers who want to feel thrill of drive a sports car.


1,690 > 1,395 mm
The width of the vehicle influences on passanger's inner room and stability of driving. The Mitsubishi is 295 millimeters wider than the Daihatsu. It is clearly felt by driver and passenger in front, who have more space for their elbows.

Engine capacity

1,599 > 848 cc
The Mitsubishi L300 II has 751 cubic centimeters larger cubic capacity than the Daihatsu Move I. The difference is large. As a result the Mitsubishi L300 II should accelerate faster and be able to achieve higher top speed. On the other hand greater engine displacement usually results in worst fuel economy.


4,290 > 3,305 mm
The Mitsubishi is longer in relation to the Daihatsu Move I 0.8 i 12V 42HP manual by 985 mm and it offers to its passengers much more room for legs inside the car as well as it has more capable trunk. In the „van” segment, to which the car of brand Mitsubishi is assigned, the average length amouts to 4,628 millimeters and is by 338 millimeters greater than the length of the Mitsubishi.

Rear track

1,380 > 1,298 mm

Price range

popular > cheap


1,856 > 1,580 mm
The higher a car is, the the more convenient is a getting in to it and greater possibility of carrying big amount of luggage to it. The difference at the level of 276 millimeters to the advantage of the Mitsubishi L300 II 1.6 80HP is small and should not be really noticeable.

Front track

1,445 > 1,310 mm


2 reasons for Daihatsu Move I 0.8 i 12V 42KM manual in comparison to Mitsubishi L300 II 1.6 80HP

Reasons for


2,303 > 2,243 mm
The wheelbase of a car equals the distance between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving because of more desirable vehicle's weight distribution. Daihatsu Move I has 60 millimeters longer wheelbase distance in relation to Mitsubishi. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the stability and steering. Hence, the mass of Daihatsu Move I should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.

Model release date

1995 > 1985
Production of the older car started much more earlier than Mitsubishi L300 II hence we may expect that this car is equipped with not so modern parts .

Cars specifications

Mitsubishi L300 II 1.6 80HP Daihatsu Move I 0.8 i 12V 42HP manual
    Price range popular cheap
    Model release date 1985 1995
    Facelifting no no
    Class van van
    Payload - 1,137 kg
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