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Old 05-23-2011, 10:49 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:53 PM   #22 (permalink)
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So you thought only Canada is weird, eh?
At least my 1.75L bottle is measured in proof, not by how many Ml it takes to get a 100Kg person up to 0.1%BAC in one hour. That would be almost as silly as the way some folks measure fuel economy. I'm not against the metric system at all- measure products in whatever way feels best. What I'm against is insane descriptions of usage. L/100Km FTL.

Don't forget that you can also buy booze by the fifth here.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:50 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The sad part about this it ain't some shaddy dealers posting ads in local newspaper but it's ford of canada doing it.

just go to ford.ca and the first thing you'll see is an ad about the new 2012 focus getting 59mpg hwy. Dang I'm ashamed I've got a ford product sitting in my driveway

The problem I've got with that is that 50+ years old still can't really ''understand'' metric unit. Like my father don't calculate in l/100km but in mpg but he's still better than my father in-law who told me his last car should be economic as the salesman told him it doesn't cost more than 40$ to fill-up when it's empty!
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:00 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Are they really "lying" though, or being Economical with the truth or even just using the units which apply in Canada where, like the UK, both metric and imperial are used ?

It seems from the responses it is confusing, but is it being deceptive or just cleverly using the available units ? Checking ford.ca just now its giving me FE for the new Focus in l/100KM - the S Sedan does 7.8l/100km city. I did decline the option of entering my postcode though so maybe it changes if you do ?
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This is what I see on ford.ca webpage

59mpg at 2 places and it's even bigger than the l/100km.

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This is what I see on ford.ca webpage

59mpg at 2 places and it's even bigger than the l/100km.

I see it to now, I have flashblock (recommended) installed so didn't see the home page nonsense.
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The us gallon is the problem. It was invented so merchants could sell smaller amounts of a product at the same price,making more money, pretending to the u.s buyer that it was a full gallon, its not, The Imperial gallon is.
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The us gallon is the problem. It was invented so merchants could sell smaller amounts of a product at the same price,making more money, pretending to the u.s buyer that it was a full gallon, its not, The Imperial gallon is.
No, this is not an evil Big Oil conspiracy. The origin of the US gallon is with vinters and brewers measures, and done merely to facilitate trade.

1707 was when England standardized the gallon (the wine gallon of 231 cubic inches) that the US continues to use, and was chosen from the plethora of different gallon sizes in use during trade.

And 1824 was when Parliment re-standardized the Imperial Gallon as the volume of 10 lbs of water at 62F. So the larger gallon that is being compared, came into being AFTER, not before.

Both gallons long, LONG predate the conventional petroleum industry.
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I thought it was done for milk sales.. but i would of still been wrong, but Hey, great history lesson!
We about never use the imperial gallon anymore in Canada. They switched to metric when I was in grade 3 or 4, about the same time they started forcing all Canadians to learn French in school.. fun times. NOT
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That's why we use the liter
It's the same everywhere, and it fits in nicely with the metric system.

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