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My dad's 2.2L Vectra gets 41mpg. :|
[18:20:45] <&JAnderton> .g 1 gallon in litres
[18:20:47] <+Effexor> 1 US gallon = 3.78541178 litres
[18:21:02] <&JAnderton> 41/3.78541178 = 10.831054
[18:21:28] <&JAnderton> Indian cars give us about 15-20 km per litre :P
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Oh I see. Americans use a different volume for gallon. Bloody typical of them. ;)

1 UK Gallon = 4.5 litres. [give or take]

Still, 15-20km (thats uh, 10-15 miles.. kinda :P) is quite a lot. I get around about 10 miles per litre, if I stick to 60mph. :)

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RE: Fuel-Efficient Cars
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1 UK Gallon = 4.5 litres. [give or take]
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[18:20:45] <&JAnderton> .g 1 gallon in litres
[18:20:47] <+Effexor> 1 US gallon = 3.78541178 litres
Google begs to differ :P

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Still, 15-20km (thats uh, 10-15 miles.. kinda (Smilie)) is quite a lot.
[19:21:06] <&JAnderton> .g 15 km to miles
[19:21:07] <+Effexor> 15 kilometers = 9.32056788 miles
[19:21:18] <&JAnderton> .g 20 km to miles
[19:21:19] <+Effexor> 20 kilometers = 12.4274238 miles

I can tell you why we get better fuel efficiency if you want to know :)
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Why's that? And notice uK not uS :p
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A nissan rogue can get 14 km/liter :P


oh its pretty simple, smaller cars, smaller motors.

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RE: Fuel-Efficient Cars
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Originally posted by andrewdodd13
1 UK Gallon = 4.5 litres. [give or take]
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Originally posted by John Anderton
[18:20:45] <&JAnderton> .g 1 gallon in litres
[18:20:47] <+Effexor> 1 US gallon = 3.78541178 litres
Google begs to differ :P

He does indeed:
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1 Imperial gallon = 4.54609188 litre

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RE: Fuel-Efficient Cars
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Originally posted by John Anderton
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Originally posted by andrewdodd13
1 UK Gallon = 4.5 litres. [give or take]
quote:
Originally posted by John Anderton
[18:20:45] <&JAnderton> .g 1 gallon in litres
[18:20:47] <+Effexor> 1 US gallon = 3.78541178 litres
Google begs to differ :P

He does indeed:
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Originally posted by http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=1+UK+gallon+to+litre&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

1 Imperial gallon = 4.54609188 litre


Oh. Who ever knew there were 2 freaking gallons. Stick to the SI system, fucking please. Litres kthx. All you dodgy countries :(

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A nissan rogue can get 14 km/liter :P


oh its pretty simple, smaller cars, smaller motors.
exactly.
Also, *litre :)

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http://www.fueleconomy.gov/FEG/bestworst.shtml

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I was wondering if you guys have any recommendations for fuel efficient cars, something that will last me a while and my budget for this is around $10 000.
Any small 4-cylinder engine car by a major Japanese manufacturer, e.g. a Honda Civic.  European brand cars generally cost more and break more (at least as far as the selection available in North America), but if you really like one, you can consider it.  Do not touch anything from Detroit with a ten foot pole.

Pick one you like and can find a good deal on -- the gas mileage for all of them will be about the same and I don't think your budget is enough for a hybrid, even used.  Hybrids also haven't been around long enough yet to tell how they hold up with age; a used one could end up very expensive to maintain.

A manual transmission is a good idea if you don't have to drive in congested traffic a lot.  Depending on how you shift it, you can get either better performance or better gas mileage than an automatic.
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