Originally Posted by beat_
so.. what is that in the metric system?
(i do know howmuch liters i carry, not howmany gallon.
shoot be in galloliter
Well the British use a bizarre melange of units so that its neither metric nor imperial nor logical.
Fuel is bought per litre. No one under 50 in the UK really knows how many "gallons" it takes to fill up their vehicle. But they do know how many litres it takes. Volume for fuel is therefore completely metric. (volume for
mind you is still imperial pints).
That also implies that no one in the UK has a clue what the fuel price is in terms of pounds per gallon, as we dont buy gallons, we only buy litres.
Distance for vehicle journeys in the UK however, is exclusively in miles.
So guess what the British use for measuring fuel economy? Miles Per Gallon (imperial gallon). Its absurd frankly. No one knows anything about how many gallons they have, or are using, or have bought .... but they measure consumption in miles per gallon. It has become just a random figure that no-one understands or calculates, but people have a gut feel for what is good and what is bad, while have no real meaning that they can pin down. People just kinda KNOW that if you buy a small family car that gets 80 mpg, then its GOOD, or that if a car gets 30 mpg that its BAD. Its merely a vague numerical reference point, somewhat like an index, that has no real meaning, since no-one actually knows how many gallons they used since the last fill up.