Over a decade ago, I visited the US & stayed with a family. We got on to the price of petrol & thus, the average mileage from a car & the size of vehicle engines - comparing the UK & USA.
My guests struggled to believe that my car, which @ the time did 45-50 miles per gallon, was seen in the UK as being on the lower end of fuel economy.
‘But you get crappy power as well’
No, I get 130 BHP which is actually plenty enough.
They could not believe I could get 130 BHP & 45 -50 miles per gallon out of a 1.9 litre engine.
Now, I guess things might have changed, but @ the time I was visiting, this was seen as practically impossible by my audience. That really is thinking that can only come from thinking $5 a gallon is expensive
But, for the sake of clarity & accuracy, it does not cost $20 a gallon in the UK. Our current cost is around £1.35 per litre. 4.54 litres in a gallon So £6.13 per gallon
Current exchange rate is 1:1.38 so that equates to $8.46 per gallon.
Not $20 a gallon. Petrol is expensive over here, but it’s not THAT expensive.
To be honest, it's the sort of figure I've seen bandied around for a long time. We have always exaggerated the price differential between what we pay and what others pay. I remember not recognising the prices quoted for Europe during the petrol strike.
So no worries, the perception that is fed to the general public Vs the actual cost will always be way off.
I am totally confused by your posts. To whom is this advice addressed? Who should be taking this critique of their current level of discourse to heart?
My apologies that I wasn't clear: I wasn't addressing anyone in particular or the forum audience specifically. I meant to communicate that when these issues are discussed in the common forum media, there is often a low level of engagement where conflict is valued over communication.