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    Default Why do people talk about how many km they get on a tank?!

    Genuinely curious why some people talk about how many km they they get on a tank.

    Drives me nuts because every car's gas tank is a different size. My wife's Juke gets maybe 400 km but it's only a 40 liter or so tank, my old Pathfinder gets about 550 but it's an 80 liter tank.

    Was there a time in the olden days when all gas tanks were the same size?

    This is even worse, my mother in law likes to ask "How much does it cost to fill up?"... what a goddamn stupid thing to ask.

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    I get 600-700km a tank these days.
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    I get different results depending on which vehicle I drive.
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    LoL ...

    Typical Chinese grandmom question....
    Wait, my mom won't even ask that....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    I get 600-700km a tank these days.
    Yea I am only really like 350 on the C63. Jeep is close to 550 though which is nice.

    Range is the only thing that matters, how many litres I have to fill up is irrelevant as it takes the same amount of time.

    When I plan a trip, all that matters is how many cities can I pass before I need a fillip.
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    225-600km per tank in my car, 330-600km per tank in my truck.

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    at least use bananas for scale FFS

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilmira View Post
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    at least use bananas for scale FFS
    Sorry my bad.

    750000-2000000 bananas per tank in my car.

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    because people are bad at math.

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    My car gets forty rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it.
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    I get 350 klms to a charge

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    I think the average person cares way more about how far they can go between fill ups for the convenience factor, rather than how much it costs to fill up, as that ends up being a totally insignificant cost for most unless you do a ton of driving in an extremely inefficient vehicle.

    If someone is bragging about it or something though, they probably just don't understand how mileage calculations work haha.

    The dumber question is "how much does it cost to fill up", because the answer is exactly the same on a per liter basis as everyone else aside from the slight price difference in fuel grades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarphreak View Post
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    Apples to Apples efficiency is moot and pointless to talk about

    The important thing is how far you can go on a Tank. Why? It is tied to how far you can go during a natural disaster or apocalypse. Additionally, fuels like diesel are sought after because of their longevity and ability to find sources in unexpected industrial areas.

    Movement is survival.... I feel bad for people that can only go 400km or so. The zombie horde will catch you and consume your family.
    Older Gen diesels are better. You can run jet fuel in almost anything pre-2007.There will be way more jet fuel to be found than diesel.

    Unless the Trashcan Man blows up all the airport holding tanks.

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    734km on my last tank, best I've ever seen. Mostly highway miles but it needs to be noted that triple digit liters were involved. I see it as a way to know how much distance I have left in a tank as well as it can indicate how heavy I've been with my right foot.

    Now back when I had a street bike, knowledge of average km per tank was essential when on some road trips as fuel stops had to be planned. Do remember coasting down the north side of Crater Lake, Oregon with the engine off to conserve fuel as the fuel stop we had planned to fill up was unexpectedly closed unbeknownst to us. Note that this well before the days of smart phones or even cell phones for that matter - paper maps don't cut with respect to whether a business is open or closed.
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    She'll go 300 hectares on a single tank of kerosene, but only if you put it in H.

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    I really enjoy seeing 999 on the DTE readout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    because people are bad at maRth.
    Fixed that for you.

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    There are as many truck owners that care about total range more than mileage, including myself. I fuel up 2 or 3 times a week for work, more range more better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxt View Post
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    I really enjoy seeing 999 on the DTE readout.
    ditto. I get about 1050 to a tank city, and about 1200 straight highway. I also have 136L tank.
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