Tank vs Albert

11 Jun

Mommy wanted to do a test between our two cars – Albert the Smart Car vs Tank the Equinox – to see which one is more fun to drive.  I know – mom lives a full exciting life huh?  Snorts.  Okay so I’m breaking down the competition for you.

In this corner we have Tank.  Tank is a 1996 Chevrolet Equinox.  Tank weighs around 5,000 pounds give or take.  Holds about 18 gallons of gas.  Can seat five and has a cargo storage area in the back.  Labeled as a SUV although it doesn’t really look or drive like one.  Very comfortable for long trips.  Nicknamed Tank because it withstands a beating and still comes out strong and ready to ride. And did we mention awesome for long trips – great seating and space.

In this corner we have Albert.  Albert is a 2010 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe.  Albert weighs in between 1,500-1,800 pounds and can be driven either manually or stick.  Albert only holds 8.7 gallons of gas but goes and goes and goes getting excellent gas mileage.  Albert can only seat two – tops.  Albert is gas efficient yes but smooth driving – not so much.  You feel every bump in the road.  Personally for one person – you get used to the ride and love it.  The hub not so much.  Long trips – it can be worrisome.  Highways don’t bother you much but if it is windy, you will be fighting to keep the car in the lane.  Great car to ride around town, back and forth to work or grocery trips.  Remember all of those times your parents said playing Tetris wouldn’t pay off?  Well in this car and grocery shopping, it does 🙂 Has a little cargo area in the back – just perfect for this little oinker or some groceries.

So there you go – the two contenders.  Here’s the challenge.  Mom will drive one car for each day.  While driving the car, she will do the following:

  • Wave at two cars that are similar in make and see what people do.
  • Let two people in front of her at different times to see what people do.
  • Go through a drive thru and pay for the breakfast behind her to see what people do.

This is a challenge to see what people do while she is driving each car.  Why?  Because mom swears that she is treated differently when driving the other car.  And besides, mom is like this.  She likes challenges. So, what do you think will happen?  Look here for the blog to see the results.


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26 responses to “Tank vs Albert

  1. Charlie

    06/11/2015 at 3:46 am

    Crikey ……. this is a great challenge, aye?? I can’t wait to see the results. I’ve got no idea what will happen but I sure wish I was going to be in front of her at that drive thru. I’d order up BIG!!

    • PigLove

      06/11/2015 at 9:23 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter! It’s going to be awesome. I’m going to see if I can come along for the ride this weekend. XOXO – Bacon

  2. onespoiledcat

    06/11/2015 at 6:08 am

    This will be interesting……..I of course love Albert…..he reminds me of YOU!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • PigLove

      06/11/2015 at 9:23 am

      aaww – thanks cousin. It’s going to be an interesting experience indeed. XOXO – Bacon

  3. katsrus

    06/11/2015 at 6:10 am

    Sounds like a fun challenge. Can wait to hear more. Hope your having a good week.
    Sue B

    • PigLove

      06/11/2015 at 9:24 am

      Fabulous and L.O.N.G. Can’t wait for the weekend. XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. Hope yours is going as well.

  4. Midwestern Plant Girl

    06/11/2015 at 6:40 am

    I agree you get treated differently in different cars. I have an mitsubishi eclipse convertible and a 2500 diesel 4 door truck. When they see the small convertible pull up behind them, wanting to pass, no one moves. However, if you want to make slow folks move out of the left lane when they are going 5 under the speed limit, pull up behind them in my big truck and see how fast they move to the right! 😃

    • PigLove

      06/11/2015 at 9:36 am

      See! I *know* the treatment is different and so does mommy. Daddy says there is no difference therefore he says mommy should do this test. It will be interesting to see the conclusion of what happens. XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. Can mom piggy back on the back of your truck the next time ya’ll pass? Snorts

      • Midwestern Plant Girl

        06/12/2015 at 6:17 am

        Hop right up in the back there. . Plenty of room! 😉

  5. Cupcake

    06/11/2015 at 6:43 am

    How fun! One thing I know for sure – Albert will have more people staring and saying, “Is that a car?” and “How cute.” and “Wait. What?”

    Love and licks,

    • PigLove

      06/11/2015 at 9:36 am

      Snorts – people do ask mom frequently if Albert is a ‘real’ car. I just snort. Really? XOXO – Bacon

  6. easyweimaraner

    06/11/2015 at 7:26 am

    oh that’s a fabulous challenge!!! I bet she is right, that people treat her differently…… I can’t wait for the results :o)
    btw: my mom met a guy with excactly the same elephant skater at the parking lot of her junk store , she smiled at him and he said… yes, I’m poor too… and they both got a laughing fit :o)

    • PigLove

      06/11/2015 at 9:38 am

      That is hilarious brother! It’s always so funny to see another car the same as yours. It likes gives you a connection to the driver. So cool! XOXO – Bacon

  7. Reilly & Denny

    06/11/2015 at 8:27 am

    we think people will appreciate Albert more 🙂

    • PigLove

      06/11/2015 at 9:39 am

      I can’t wait to find out the results. XOXO – Bacon

  8. Tails Around the Ranch

    06/11/2015 at 12:13 pm

    I totally expect the results to confirm that people treat you differently in different kinds of cars but it should be quite interesting given her criteria. Good luck on the test. Just hope you treat you well in both vehicles. 😉

    • PigLove

      06/11/2015 at 1:19 pm

      Aaww. Thanks my friend. It certainly will be interesting. She is going to test it this weekend. Will let everyone know the results on Monday. XOXO – Bacon

  9. The Mad Hooligan Chronicles

    06/11/2015 at 12:51 pm

    Can’t wait to hear the results! Ellie

    • PigLove

      06/11/2015 at 1:20 pm

      I’m sure it will be interesting. XOXO – Bacon

  10. franhunne4u

    06/11/2015 at 1:04 pm

    A friend of mine drove a smart – she got her cats to the vet in it … I had a Fiat Punto and that one is still going – after 15 years!

    • PigLove

      06/11/2015 at 1:20 pm

      Mom loves her Smart car. Dad not so much. He doesn’t believe that she is treated differently in it. We shall see this weekend. XOXO – Bacon

      • franhunne4u

        06/11/2015 at 1:29 pm

        Your Dad might feel slightly confined in this car.

      • PigLove

        06/11/2015 at 2:13 pm

        He rides around in it all of the time with me and mom. He doesn’t care for the lack of shocks – you feel every bump. Other than that, he has fun in it. But he doesn’t think mom gets treated differently in it. So he is going to be with mom when she tests this theory of hers. XOXO – Bacon

  11. Nylabluesmum

    06/11/2015 at 2:10 pm

    Very interesting idea & challenge Bacon. I am looking forward to reading the outcome of Mum’s experiment!
    ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen

  12. gentlestitches

    06/11/2015 at 11:44 pm

    This is very interesting. I think people treat you different depending on what you drive. I find people ALWAYS wave me through and let me in when I driving my little red car. Interesting to hear of your results! ❤

    • PigLove

      06/12/2015 at 11:13 am

      It’s going to be really interesting Auntie Sharon. I can’t wait to find out myself. I’m going to try to tag along… you know to keep everything on the up and up with mom/dad. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon


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