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i upped my km/L !!!

April 21st, 2009 at 03:36 am

The experiment I mentioned - well, I did it as much as I could stand. Mainly my downfall was airconditioning - there were a couple of days where I could NOT drive without it. Well. I could - if I wanted to arrive a sweaty mess to a cocktail party. Some of the days this week were over 30 degrees! And it's supposed to be getting colder? Bah.

So really I did not try much at all with my experiment this week, but I did manage to do 202 kilometres (125.51 miles) with 15.4 litres (4.06 gallons), which cost me $18.25.

So, if I am working that out correctly, I got:

13.11 kilometres per litre


30.91 miles per gallon.

So I got nearly an extra kilometre per litre.

So apparently 30.91 mpg is bad??? I have no idea. I have people in my (real) life saying 13.11 km/l is GOOD, but my last post had people saying it was bad. So I am severely confused now. (remember i drive a 4 cyl automatic in a hilly area, with a sports exhaust system that is apparently meant to increase 'performance', ie. use more petrol? it was like that when i bought it)

5 Responses to “i upped my km/L !!!”

  1. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    I think it is GOOD !

    In your earlier post, I was lost for a while in the conversions - In Ireland, we use miles per gallon while you were measuring in Kms per litre.

    I drive an efficient car that does 14 kms litre urban driving... so 13 is Good !!

    Well done on squeezing out the extra Km/L ! :-)

  2. north georgia gal Says:

    30 mpg is awesome in my book! I have a small SUV that gets about 15 MPG and a larger suv that gets about 18 MPG and I am happy with both of those! I could have a small car and get better MPG, but I like the larger cars for safety reasons(one bad wreck will do that to you! LOL) I don't think there are very many cars that get above 30 MPG.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    I'd say it's average to slightly below average for England (NT brags of getting 40-50 MPG in the past) but AWESOME for America (you're hard pressed to find cars that get 30+ MPG here).

  4. dmontngrey Says:

    Anything above 30 mpg is nothing to scoff at! I get 32 in winter and CAN get closer to 35 this time of year. Of course that's easier to do when you have an economical 4 cyl 5 speed. Great job in bringing it up!

  5. whitestripe Says:

    thanks guys Smile sorry apprentice i wrote this entry and THEN read your last comments lol!

    north georgia girl: i would not trust the assumption that bigger cars are safer - it depends on crash tests much more. an episode of topgear featured some cars in a crash test, and there were quite a few suv's and 4wd's that were of a much lower standard than say, a saab, subaru or audi that were just the normal sedan size.

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