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Old 03-07-2013, 06:38 PM   #31
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1 US gallon = about 3.8L while an Australian (or imperial gallon) gallon = 4.55 L. Litres

Googled it, thats why your MPG is higher.
pretend your talking to a 5 year old.. what you said might make sense to some one els but it is way over my head

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Old 03-07-2013, 06:58 PM   #32
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Thats an awesome deal. Especially over seas.

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Old 03-07-2013, 07:03 PM   #33
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pretend your talking to a 5 year old.. what you said might make sense to some one els but it is way over my head
What he is getting at is that in Australia, there are more liters in each gallon. Thus, the distance covered per gallon is greater (higher mpg). His Jeep is no more efficient, he just has larger gallons. So instead of having a 19.5 gallon tank, he only has about a 16.2 gallon tank when switched to imperial gallons.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:49 AM   #34
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G'Day everybody......it's funny I hardly ever address anybody with G'Day. But because I'm Australian I get to deal with the stereotype haha.

And yeah I see where you're coming from with the measurements and how good my mileage is.....or kilometerage is haha.

I will have a play with the computer over the next few days and see what happens but also pay more attention to my fuel meter and kms and work it out from there....but we work in kilometres and litres in Australia...metric all the way
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:09 AM   #35
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everything IS Bigger in Australia. bigger Beers, Bigger Toilets.....
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:32 AM   #36
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What he is getting at is that in Australia, there are more liters in each gallon. Thus, the distance covered per gallon is greater (higher mpg). His Jeep is no more efficient, he just has larger gallons. So instead of having a 19.5 gallon tank, he only has about a 16.2 gallon tank when switched to imperial gallons.
Thank You Hope Kyle 32 gets your explanation.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #37
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Not sure if this is correct but on the way home from picking the car up (I had to travel 7 hours to get it) I travelled approximately 200kms and used about 23 litres (metric measurements). Now my dad was in another car (holden commodore, super common in Aus) and he used about 20 litres of fuel. He was on lpg though not petrol or diesel.

So using this website

CalculateMe.com - Convert Liters Per 100 Kilometers to Miles Per Gallon (Imperial)

I am getting around 24 miles to the gallon (imperial)

Now I may seem totally ignorant here and possibly have screwed it up and I will take measurements over the next few days/weeks to confirm what I think. In the end it doesn't really matter. I love driving it, it was pretty cheap and it makes me feel good......and in the end that's all that really matters.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:45 PM   #38
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No idea on the gas mileage but glad to see you are enjoying the jeep. It just gets better. Side note; I am completely jealous of all the awesome Holden vehicles you Aussies have had over the years.
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Not sure if this is correct but on the way home from picking the car up (I had to travel 7 hours to get it) I travelled approximately 200kms and used about 23 litres (metric measurements). Now my dad was in another car (holden commodore, super common in Aus) and he used about 20 litres of fuel. He was on lpg though not petrol or diesel.

So using this website

CalculateMe.com - Convert Liters Per 100 Kilometers to Miles Per Gallon (Imperial)

I am getting around 24 miles to the gallon (imperial)

Now I may seem totally ignorant here and possibly have screwed it up and I will take measurements over the next few days/weeks to confirm what I think. In the end it doesn't really matter. I love driving it, it was pretty cheap and it makes me feel good......and in the end that's all that really matters.
Your 24 mpg Imperial is 20 mpg US. And that is really good.
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haha yeah the SS Holden's in Aus are pretty boss. Although they are due for a huge revamp in 2015 I think which means that they are going the way of the small sedan. I think sales are dwindling so for Holden it makes sense.

Although I have heard word of Holden reinventing the Torana which would be pretty sweet.

And if you want a holden I think they are making a push into the US but they all have chevy badges....and maybe a chevy engine...not too sure
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:33 AM   #41
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Just realised I also have Currie anti-rocks.....the more I research the better this jeep becomes.

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