spank i thought you said you knew for sure that an american rabbit weights around 1900. i thought that was a little high but maybe im wrong. hey maybe we should go down to the recycling center and see. is there really a difference in a american euro rabbit.
"Dunno about "official," but my original 1976 Brochure lists the Rabbit as weighing 1830 pounds. I am sure that is without A/C, etc. And I am sure it is 2 door. I know the US made ones weigh closer to 2000 pounds. I have hear 1940 for the Non AC GTI's... But I suppose you should just have it weighed. I think a full tank of gas probably weighs 30 pounds or so, but if your car is rusty, look at that as "weight reduction..."
...andfrom the Vortex "Ever since the introduction of the original light-makes-right 1983 A1 GTI for the American market, auto enthusiasts have been seeking a suitable replacement. The original Rabbit-based GTI weighed in at a 1850 pounds while producing 110 horsepower and 109 lb./ft. of torque to create a favorable power to weight ratio well ahead of the competition in the early '80's."
...andfrom 1983 Car and Driver :
Vehicle type front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 3-door sedan
Base price $7995
Engine type(s) 4-in-line, iron block and aluminum head, Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection
Displacement 109 cu in, 1781 cc
Power (SAE net) 90 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Wheelbase 94.5 in
Length 155.3 in
Curb weight 2100 lbs
EPA fuel economy, city driving 26 mpg