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Well, if we assume that Mars would have originally been orbiting in a nearly perfect orbit like Earth, then it does show signs of being perturbed. Both the inclination and eccentricity of its orbit are much larger than Earth.

[nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov]

....................................... Mars ......... Earth ......... Ratio
Orbit inclination (deg) ....... 1.850 ........ 0.000 ........ -
Orbit eccentricity .............. 0.0935 ...... 0.0167 ...... 5.599

More than 5 times as much eccentricity. Given the large impact scars on Mars, we can make a pretty good guess why the orbit is not so regular and perfect as Earth's orbit. Venus, on the other hand, has an orbit even less eccentric than Earth. Its orbit is the most perfect in this solar system at 0.0068 from a perfect circle. ([en.wikipedia.org])



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