Fud. That's just an absolutely bizarre mix of metric and imperial
measurements - with an obscure currency reference thrown in for good measure
What would you say your average fuel economy was in terms we can all
understand? (litres per 100 kms, for example).
Yep.......... but that is what happens if you live next to the USA. !!!
In Canada we buy fuel in litres using Canadian dollars (aprox 1.20 Cdn
for each US $) and measure distance in KM BUT express fuel efficeincy in
miles per gallon.
While in the US, one purchases fuel in US Gallons which are .833 of an
Imperial gallon but in US $.
Thus I converted everything to IMP gallons, Miles and Canadian $
sure enough can try .........
the trip was 5779 km and consumed 454.8 litres
thus 7.869L per 100 KM
hope this helps
"Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to." Mark Twain
Thanks Fud. That seems like pretty good fuel economy. My SPI powered wagon
occasionally comes close to that level, but only in ideal weather and road
conditions. At this time of the year, with our cold prairie weather, I'm
lucky to be under 10 Litres/100Km.
I, by the way, also live in Canada, and only an hour's drive from the U.S.
border. In my neck of the woods, though, I don't think many people know how
to express fuel economy in the old miles per gallon terms. When will those
Americans ever switch to metric like the rest of us? : ) I'll be embarking
on a quick trip to the U.S. at the end of the month, so I'll put your
conversion formula to the test!
"Fuddzie" wrote ...
In my neck of the woods, though, I don't think many people know how
If memory serves: Canada in Paris, in 1965, agreed with many other
countries to begin metrification (except the USA) Then slowly introduced
it to the nation starting with the temp scale and then the metric tonne
(for exporting) and then weights (Kg... which is really a 'mass' unit)
in grocery stores etc etc. Meanwhile the school system(s) each under
provincial jurisdiction each decided to introduce it in the math and
science programs and their own speeds. So it was a slow process. Since
us old guys had obtained our university degrees prior to all that
.............. we had to learn on our own.
Of course the science courses always did measure the properties of
physical objects in metric. Thus it was easy for me. By the way the
official metric unit for temp is the Kelvin (i.e. 0 deg C = 273 deg
K)........ guess the politicians would never understand that at 250 K it
could still be cold.........
So more to your point............ most the people born in 1940 or
earlier still think in MPG
When will those
The only concession the US did was to 'invent' the "Long Ton" which is
2200 lbs and which is roughly equal to a metric tonne (1000 Kg)
I'll be embarking
Fuel is much cheaper in the US (except in CA)
Stay warm and happy
There are dozens others, this one isn't bad and offers various
What kind of engine is this? Never got that out of my Focus, 8.3
l/100km or 28.3 mpg was lowest. Usually about 9-9.5 l/100km
(24.7-26.1 mpg). Sure creeping with 112 Km/h, I'd expect even better
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