Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 13:14:23 GMT
From: (Peter Wilkins)
Subject: Re: Saab for Sales (U.K.)

On Wed, 07 Jul 1999 22:59:52 +0200, Robert Brown <> wrote : >It's gallons that differ. The U.S. gallon is ca. 3.785 litres; the Imperial >(British, Canadian, Australian, N.Z. etc) gallon is ca. 4.546 litres. Us Aussies and Kiwi's have been metric for yonks. No gallons here I'm afraid. (But I still carry a little calculator in the car to convert the Litres per 100 Km the car computer gives me back to miles per gallon - 37 mpg still means more to me than 7.6 l/100Km!) And a Brit would have to be careful in quoting mpg to a Yank - he could be accused of exaggeration! > >Now if the U.S. could go metric for once and for all this would solve a lot of >problems. Except the possible loss of face what with people having to buy 38 >litre hats in Texas. Not quite the same feeling . . . -- Regards, Peter Wilkins (

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