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Old December 1st, 2006, 11:37   #1
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Do any fellow Canadians use this method (Litres per 100 km.) to measure fuel econmony versus MPG?



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Old December 1st, 2006, 12:47   #2
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If your car uses 50litres to run 750km , then mpg = 750/50*2.352 = 35.28 mpg
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Old December 1st, 2006, 13:42   #3
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I do because I know how much a liter is, how much a liter of diesel costs, and because saying I get 5.1 L / 100 km actually means something to me, as opposed to miles per gallon.
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Old December 1st, 2006, 14:26   #4
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I do because I know how much a liter is, how much a liter of diesel costs, and because saying I get 5.1 L / 100 km actually means something to me, as opposed to miles per gallon.
Actually, I think putting it in terms of L / 100 km or gal / 100 miles like that gives a much better idea of fuel consumption in meaningful terms. Much like I can go 600+ miles on one tank. It also does a much better job of showing how huge a difference there is in 12 mpg vs 15 mpg vs 20 mpg, (8.33 gal vs 6.67 gal vs 5.0 gal/100 miles).

But if you do the conversion enough times it will start to mean something. Same goes for the other way - which I wish the US would do with metric.
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Old December 1st, 2006, 14:50   #5
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I cheat and use the conversion table on top of the forums page
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Old December 1st, 2006, 14:59   #6
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Yeah, I use L/100. I like it because it is a measure of the fuel consumed, so lower is better! But I like mpg too...

...of course, my website is www.100mpg.ca

Can't imagine trying to convey www.2point8litresper100km.ca

Hmm....
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Old December 1st, 2006, 15:01   #7
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Yes, yes we do. And given that this is a Canadian site, a dare say all should be using this as unit of measure. The MPG is fraught with issues anyways with US vs. Imperial ga. confusing everyone. Metric is here to stay guys. Every bolt on your TDI is metric, time to put it out there in metric. Us Canadians have been subsidizing US knowhow by politely reporting our fuel economy in mpg's (for your benefit), we should really get with the program.....
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Old December 1st, 2006, 15:02   #8
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L/100km.

Far easier to use than MPG.

EDIT: most car ad's now display L/100KM along with mpg in brackets (which MPG do we use anyways? US or imperial? lol).

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Old December 1st, 2006, 15:13   #9
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L/100 km is the only one that makes intuitive sense to me. "Miles" and "gallons" and any combinations thereof don't register in my mind. I grew up metric.
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Old December 1st, 2006, 15:46   #10
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Yes, yes we do. And given that this is a Canadian site, a dare say all should be using this as unit of measure. The MPG is fraught with issues anyways with US vs. Imperial ga. confusing everyone. Metric is here to stay guys. Every bolt on your TDI is metric, time to put it out there in metric. Us Canadians have been subsidizing US knowhow by politely reporting our fuel economy in mpg's (for your benefit), we should really get with the program.....
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Old December 1st, 2006, 16:04   #11
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It all started when I was in high school. I figured I could rate my beer drinking against "other pursuits". Then the Canadian governemnt got cute and introduced the metric system! The rest is history. I just thought there should be some reference to how we measure things in Canada. I understand both ways of doing it. And even after 30 years of "metrification" I still get MPG! Whoa is me!

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Old December 1st, 2006, 17:47   #12
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Do any fellow Canadians use this method (Litres per 100 km.) to measure fuel econmony versus MPG?

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Hey, yes I do. It makes more sense to me. I even have an extra column in my fuel comsuption table that tells me how much km I drive on 1 liter.
1/##. I was used to use that in Holland. It also makes it easier to understand because I think metric. It is so much easier, if you can count to 10 you can use it. Not the british system. Way to complicated.
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Old December 4th, 2006, 07:59   #13
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Don't we all? Only makes sense; what are you gonna do, convert every fill up at the pump? If you reall need MPG for some reason, the conversion table on this forum makes
it a no-brainer.
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Old December 4th, 2006, 08:40   #14
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I do because I know how much a liter is, how much a liter of diesel costs, and because saying I get 5.1 L / 100 km actually means something to me, as opposed to miles per gallon.
100km/5.1Litres * 2.352 = 46.12 mpg
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Old December 4th, 2006, 11:16   #15
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I've always used kilometers per liter. Makes more sense to me than liters/100km, especially when converting to mpg.

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