posted by meowser
I will be on blogbreak for a couple of weeks to deal with some issues closer to home.
So if y’all don’t see me much around the old ‘Sphere, don’t worry, I’m still here. (flute solo, followed by drum solo, repeat chorus to fade)
In the meantime, I thought I’d go out with a little factoid you might want to keep in your back pocket to toss at the ZOMG FATTIES ARE DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT THEIR FAT ASSES USE UP EXTRA GAS crowd, courtesy of Metafilter:
Curb weights of:
’91 Honda Civic DX (hatch) = 2127 lbs
’02 Honda Civic SI (hatch) = 2877 lbs
difference: 750 pounds
pre-2000 Mini Cooper = 1500 lbs
2007 BMW Mini = 2314 lbs
difference: 814 pounds
’00 VW GTI = 2700 lbs
’05 VW GTI = 2934 lbs
difference: 234 pounds
Curb weight means the weight of the car without anyone or anything in it.
You can’t make your car that much heavier no matter how many fries you eat. Sorry, hatebags.
See you round like a vinyl record!