Hi No. 166:
___Thanks for the information … I used the conversion calculator and the 5.1 l/km equates to 46.x mpg here in the states. Per the Honda UK website, you were hitting the extra urban target (w/ a CVT?) and if I understand the EU’s Urban/Extra Urban mileage specs’ they are ~ 10 - 30% more lenient then even the EPA’s sometimes unobtainable City/Highway estimates for the exact same car. 5.1 l/km is fantastic for a car that wasn’t even setup and running A/C!!!
___As you can probably tell by my interest, this might
be my next automobile purchase? That is if Honda doesn’t play games with the lower 5th and final gear ratios. That City/Aria in particular ( Cd = .28 ) has so much potential to be a 60 mpg highway cruiser if Honda would just do the Fit/Jazz/City right imho.
___Since I have been viewing European automotive web sites on a more regular basis as of late and on a slightly OT note, I hope someday that the Euro owning Insighter’s can create a thread explaining the fuel consumption, insurance, and toll/road taxes. I see terms I don’t understand including motibility, RRP, P11D, and on the road pricing + insurance charges at time of purchase? Just last week I read an article entitled Crisis Plan for Tolls on All UK Roads
to charge every driver the equivalent of ~ $2.50 USD/mile or some such taxing scheme just to drive. If I was hit with that kind of tax, I would sell all the automobiles as would most American’s and the US, Japan, and Europe would be in the midst of a depression overnight! I hope Germany is not as tax crazy given most Europeans are already taxed ~ $4.00 USD/gallon for the fuel from my understanding? Do you get rebates or tax credits when you do your taxes (if you even are supposed to do taxes as in April 15th here in the States)? Sorry for all the OT questions in this thread but hopefully you can help (just one of the uninformed) as to how automobile purchases and tax collection actually work in your countries.
___Good Luck and thanks for the FCD information.
___Wayne R. Gerdes
___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.