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Old 11-07-2012, 04:01 PM   #11
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In my country its called Maths, you'll note "mathematics" has an S on the end.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:08 AM   #12
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Oxford English dictionary

http://oed.com/view/Entry/114982?
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:04 AM   #13
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Yep, there are regional differences in language. We're probably not going to get the other region to adopt our ways in a small forum about fuel economy.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:02 AM   #14
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Exactly. Im from England and speak English. You're from America and speak my language too

So ciderbarrel going to do some more sums for me?
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:42 AM   #15
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It was either Oscar Wilde or George Bernard Shaw who described Britain and the USA as...

"Two nations divided by a common language".
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:03 PM   #16
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Maths is not being used much in this discussion so far :-)

One of the problems of mpg is that 10mpg difference is not the same in all circumstances. This can be seen clearly in this example (all mpgs are US in this example)

20mpg->30mpg is a difference of 10mpg

In l/100km it is 11.76->7.84 which is a difference of 3.92 l/100km

However

30mpg->40mpg is a difference of 10mpg

but in l/100km it is 7.84->5.88 which is a difference of 1.96 l/100km.

To use Draigflag's example (ignoring US vs Imperial gallon differences)

60mpg->97mpg is a difference of 37mpg

but in l/100km it is 3.92->2.42 which is a difference of 1.5 l/100km

So, in fact the difference between 60 and 97mpg is less of a deal than the difference between 30 and 40mpg.

For the anally retentive amongst us, the same figures using UK gallons gives 4.7-2.91 l/100km which is a difference of 1.79, so still less of a deal than the situation of the OP.

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Old 12-27-2012, 05:49 AM   #17
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All I know is that I'm averaging 23.7 on my Soul and the EPA estimated average ( and close to my expectations) was 30; disappointing considering all the purchase options I had 8 months ago when I went with the KIA.

Love you guys across the pond even if you do speak a bit wyrd.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:37 AM   #18
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The Soul had the biggest discrepancy in its revised mileage estimates. Something like 7 mpg difference overall. Someone needs to get sued or fired over that one.
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