The car's 18 months and will break 20Mm tomorrow. I like my statistics, thanks for your concern.Narf, how much do you drive a year? Because your obsession with feuleconomy/prices is beginning to seem........'unhealty' if I'm honest.
Not an attempted insult, just an observation.
Wholeheartedly disagree with you there. Part 2 was SO bad that I never even bothered to watch part 3, and never will. As far as I'm concerned there's only one Matrix film, the rest is Bielefeld-territory.The only problem i had with the Matrix was with the final film. 1st was awesome, 2nd even better. the 3rd just made me walk out of the cinema saying "WTF?" repeatedly. not that i didn't understand it. just that the ending had been so badly written.
When people review cost of ownership over here they always assume 15Mm/a, I guess that's "normal".Translated to Anglo-American, that makes 12k miles in 18 months or 8k miles per year, so below the American average of 10-12k miles per year; I don't know what the typical European figures are. What is the city/highway split?
These young ladies are also goingMeanwhile, in Germany:
The engine needs longer to warm up in winter, winter tyres have usually a negative effect on fuel economy, rear window heating is on more often, ... and traffic is generelly more stop-and-go-ey in winter than in summer. I usually need about half a litre per 100 km more in winter.With regard to the winter mileage rise, is there any sort of seasonal fuel reformulation that may affect that? One would think that a rise in urban driving and fighting the increased resistance of a snowy road would counteract any gains from cold air-based improvements in mileage.
You misunderstand. Did you think I meant chewing gum? I mean stabilizers. Guar gum, xanthan gum, locust bean gum, etc. If you only make a small batch of ice cream and plan to eat it all up right away it's not a big deal, but without any stabilizers your ice cream will be more ice than cream. They keep the ice crystals small, which just makes the ice cream softer and better tasting. All commercial ice creams have gums in them.Eh I dunno if you truly need to use gum in ice cream. Sure it'll help keep it together but I dunno about taste..
Ah, I misread "increase" to mean increase in efficiency, not consumption. I was confused as to how the winter would increase it, as I was aware of everything you mentioned above and so it felt counterintuitive. That's that cleared up.The engine needs longer to warm up in winter, winter tyres have usually a negative effect on fuel economy, rear window heating is on more often, ... and traffic is generelly more stop-and-go-ey in winter than in summer. I usually need about half a litre per 100 km more in winter.