Distance between two sides of a vehicle affects room in the cabin as well as stability during driving. The Peugeot 205 II is widther by 3 % than the Talbot Samba Cabrio and is not really worth considering. The average for the „subcompact” segment is approximately 1,645 mm and is by 4 % bigger than the same attribute of the Peugeot 205 II Cabrio.
The wheelbase of a car is the length between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase notably affects the driving because of more desirable vehicle's weight distribution. Peugeot 205 II has 3 % longer wheelbase distance in relation to Talbot. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the balance and steering. Thus, the mass of Peugeot 205 II Cabrio should be better distributed and driving should be easier and safer.
The Peugeot is 4 percent longer in comparison to the Talbot Samba Cabrio. The length of the car plays a role in terms of driving comfort and space in the trunk. The Peugeot 205 II Cabrio very likely will be offering to it's users more space for legs. At the same time the Peugeot 205 II Cabrio will be better driven but the Talbot Samba Cabrio will be a little easier for parking because of shorter length of the body.
Model release date
Given that the Talbot Samba debuted only 5 years earlier than the Peugeot 205 II, the gap between technology used in both vehicles is not really huge, however, the Peugeot might have slightly more new solutions used in it.