Hi all, I am planning to enter the US in May/June and I have ofcourse
been looking to purchace a nice car.
I was considering a used S4 with the 2.7L engine....... So what I'm
looking for is links to roadtests, reliability e.t.c for the older
version, can you guys help me out with that ?? all I can find is
stuff about the new S4 with the V8..... nice sled by the way :-)
Here in Denmark a brand new S4 - V8 is just about $177.000 :-)
How does that equate to US dollars or Euros? What is a typical manager,
lawyer, doctor salary in Holland?
How much does a single family detached house cost in the 2000 square foot
size range in 1/2 acre?
Your cars sound outrageously priced from a US perspective, but I don't
understand the actual purchasing ability trade offs.
I do know you guys get a lot more vacation than we do : - )
Ofcourse this varies quite a bit, but if you make more than US$60,000 per
year you're doing very well (way above average).
I dunno.. In Amsterdam I paid US$200,000 for a 3-room appt. w/ kitchen.
and no garden or whatever. (nor central heating, parking, or any other kind
of luxury). But then Amsterdam sucks huge donkey balls anyway. I can't wait
to leave this overrated hellhole but my work keeps me here for now.
That's because of cartels, extreme taxes (in Holland there's an additional
luxury tax on cars called BPM which almost doubles the price of a car) and
other things that no civilised country should endure. So a humble TT is
all I can afford, and even that is considered something quite special (in
case you're curious: that's US$55,700 for the simple 180BHP version).
Gack! You are clearly a threat to global peace!
Our President (you know him as the Smirking Chimp) will declare you part of
the Evil Empire and target your location for a MOAB strike, shortly.
/daytripper (whoops! yet another failure of US Intelligence ;-)
'00 s4 6spd
1 UK gallon = 1.2 US gallons
Thursday, January 29, 2004
1 US Dollar = 0.81 Euro
1 Euro (EUR) = 1.24 US Dollar (USD)
Median price was NA / NA (bid/ask)
OTHER RELEVANT CONVERSIONS
1 US Dollar = 0.55 British Pound
1 US Dollar = 105.92 Japanese Yen
1 US Dollar = 1.26 Swiss Franc
Got to be carefull when comparing gas prices between NA and Europe.
Here in Canada, the highest octane available is 94 from Sunoco but generally
Supreme is 92 octanes. I understand Shell Optimax is 98 octanes. So when you
hear a Candaian stating a price per litre, its probably for the regular gas
(petrol) which is 87 octane - which currentlyruns at about $0.72 per litre,
but last week was $0.65. 92 octanes is plus $0.10.
Although you Euros are still paying more.
Shell Optimax is 98 octane. Most Unleaded in the uk is rated at 95. We also
get other producers with 97 ron. Confused ? 95 ron is about 0.75/0.76ukp per
( I can't be bother to do the dollar translation again. Sorry). I don't
think it is possible to get any lower octane petrol than 95 here.
Because of the high cost of fuel over here diesel engine cars are becoming
very popular for higher mileage owners but I strangely bought a 2.8 a4 !!!
What Octane measurement is used in the UK?
There are 2 values measured in the US which are Research Octane Number (RON)
and Motor Octane Number (MON). The value posted on the pump (by law) is
the Anti Knock Index (AKI). AKI is (RON+MON)/2
I suspect that your UK 95 Octane might be our US 91 AKI Octane and your UK
91 Octane our (US) 87 Octane
In the Cincinnati, Ohio, USA area the new Shell Premium gasoline is the 93
(AKI) octane V-Power.
Alright! That answers that question.
When I was younger we (US) also measured octane in RON. Somewhere in the
mid to later 70's the AKI was introduced to solve the problem of engine
knocking at high and low speeds (RON measures one, MON measures the other)
No. Lead reduction in automotive gasoline began in 1973 but it was not
legally withdrawn by the EPA until 1996 although it has been in dwindling
supply for some years. It is still available for off-road use.
The Motor method was developed back in the 20's and the Research method was
developed in the early 40's for the octane needs of high compression
They measure different "types" of motor use but are measured on the same
test engine whose current design is very similar to the originals and has
been in use since 1952. (Waukesha Engine)
There have been other rating methods proposed over the years. Most are
derivations of the established methods or are specific to an engine's design
or to specific operating conditions.
There is another interesting fuel octane measurement referred to as
Sensitivity = RON - MON . Because the two test methods use different test
conditions, especially the intake mixture temperatures and engine speeds,
then a fuel that is sensitive to changes in operating conditions will have a
larger difference between the two rating methods. Modern fuels typically
have sensitivities around 10. The US 87 (RON+MON)/2 unleaded gasoline is
recommended to have a 82+ MON, thus preventing very high sensitivity fuels
. Recent changes in European gasoline's has caused concern, as high
sensitivity unleaded fuels have been found that fail to meet the 85 MON
requirement of the EN228 European gasoline specification
It is not quite free. I paid $1.79 per gallon for Premium at my last
fillup. That is a bit more than the $0.329 per gallon I paid for premium
gasoline when I was younger. Regular grade was about 2 cents per gallon
cheaper but it was often available during "gas wars" for 19.9 cents a
As I recall about 41 cents per gallon is tax. What amount of tax are you
paying per gallon?
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