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Regarding your fuel use.. what air temps do you tend to drive in ?


Iím in California so about 65-90 degrees F.
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Is computer display average mpg or instantaneous mpg use?
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Next fill up zero the trip and on the following fill up calculate your own average to check computer is not telling you lies
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By the way 30mpg us is equal to 36mpg UK

USA gallon is less volume than UK gallon

USA gallon about 3.79litres
UK gallon about 4.54 litres
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Next fill up zero the trip and on the following fill up calculate your own average to check computer is not telling you lies


Should we try manual shifting? We do have to fill the car every .5 a week just from 5-20mi round trips.
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Is computer display average mpg or instantaneous mpg use?


Average MPG. I havenít done my own calculations yet, but the 20.0 mpg figure is way lower than how often the tank needs to be filled. We now only have to fill it every week, luckily 91 octane is only $3-$3.5, because of COVID-19.
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Average MPG. I havenít done my own calculations yet, but the 20.0 mpg figure is way lower than how often the tank needs to be filled. We now only have to fill it every week, luckily 91 octane is only $3-$3.5, because of COVID-19.
Ours is $4.80 for a US gallon for 95 octane(our standard, lowest grade)
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Ours is $4.80 for a US gallon for 95 octane(our standard, lowest grade)


Are they out of their mind over there? There is a VP station about 20 minutes away from my house that sells 101 octane racing fuel for $9.99 a gallon.Click image for larger version

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Are they out of their mind over there?
The price of the fuel in the UK (and most of Europe, for that matter) is mostly made up of tax paid to the government.

Our tax on gas (duty + sales tax) works out at about the equivalent of $3.75 per US gallon .

That is one reason why you'll find cars designed for the European market are generally more fuel efficient than their US counterparts.
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The price of the fuel in the UK (and most of Europe, for that matter) is mostly made up of tax paid to the government.

Our tax on gas (duty + sales tax) works out at about the equivalent of $3.75 per US gallon .

That is one reason why you'll find cars designed for the European market are generally more fuel efficient than their US counterparts.


That makes sense now, $3.75 is a lot more reasonable. Iím in California and only a couple times it hit $5.00 a gallon. In California were used to $4.50 a gallon for 91, but anything higher and people get mad. Itís our governorís fault for CAís high prices. If any other state sees $4.50 a gallon for any octane people will leave the state.

Every other state sees $2.50 for 91 octane tops, no more unless there is another fuel crisis. On the west side of the US we have three octane levels, 87, 89, 91. Everywhere else 91 is replaced by 93 (better than 91) and there is typically 85 added behind 87 too. Everyone says that the UK and EU have better quality fuel because the octane rating is higher, itís not. Itís just the standards for labeling the octanes are different.
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Ours is $4.80 for a US gallon for 95 octane(our standard, lowest grade)


I think your 95 is equivalent to our 87 or 89. But the quality is the same. Itís very confusing.
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I think your 95 is equivalent to our 87 or 89. But the quality is the same. Itís very confusing.
Our 95 (by far the most common petrol sold by volume here and useable by almost all european cars) is roughly equivalent to your 91.
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Our 95 (by far the most common petrol sold by volume here and useable by almost all european cars) is roughly equivalent to your 91.


Is the UK getting the upcoming Euro7 standard because of Brexit?
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