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Old February 26th, 2014, 01:34 AM   #2741
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In most of Europe it's almost exclusively 95 or 98 RON, while some oil companies offer some kind of "racing" fuel with 100 RON. Apparently the United Kingdom is an outlier, according to the Wikipedia article, 97 RON is common there, but I haven't seen it elsewhere in Europe. Below 95 RON is generally rare to find (I haven't seen it for years in the Netherlands).

I think the far majority of people tank 95 RON (or diesel). In some countries 98 RON is being phased out in favor of 95 RON with additives.
In US regular 87 AKI (roughly 91 RON), 89 midgrade and 91 premium (roughly 95 RON), but frequently 93 AKI is available instead (probably like 98RON) and of course the various "V-Power"'s and of course true racing fuels But sometimes in some mountainous areas, 85 AKI is the regular.

It seems most people put in 87 regardless of what the fuel cap door is saying

I once drove a Smart fortwo on a frozen swimming pool with some cones. It's an amusing car at least at low speeds. But the fuel economy sucks with the gas engine we can only get now (it is basically comparable economy to Honda Civic, which is cheaper to buy, and has 5 seats, big trunk and will cruise 180 km/h all day)
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Old February 26th, 2014, 10:30 PM   #2742
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 02:00 AM   #2743
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This is how the police in the US roll....
Besides, and I don't mean to be rude, although I prefer European police cars, as "our" cars looks less ugly and are more "class" than US counterparts , here are some examples of particular models:


German Polizei Autobahn Porsche


German federal polizei Mercedes 730hp


German federal polizei BMW


Austrian polizei Porsche


Italian polizia Lamborghini

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Swiss Zurich polizei BMW

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Another Zurich polizei BMW. Awful, isn't it!

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St. Gallen polizei BMW

I know that few US police uses Corvette's or Camaro's, but I never saw one .

Btw., what are the chances for "standard" US police cars to catch a "suspect/fugitive" who drives a decent sport or GT car?
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 04:03 AM   #2744
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Typical US police car will top out around 180 km/h (with light-bar), but some without light bar and big engine, 250 km/h (basically Charger V8 model and Camaro)

Realistically such speeds are not needed as police will just call on the radio for someone else to block the road ahead.

It's also important to note a lot of cars in the US market are speed-limited from factory. Typically 175-180 km/h or 210, even some German cars normally set to 250 will be at 210 inexplicably. But limiter is not a legal requirement, and Corvettes will easily do 300 km/h

In any event all these police cars are disgusting waste of taxpayer dollars. Only the Kia Cee'd you see in Poland are okay
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 06:22 AM   #2745
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Realistically such speeds are not needed as police will just call on the radio for someone else to block the road ahead.
Well, we must say this to the guy's that are legally going 300 km/h on the Autobahn, and the police unable to give them properly the ticket because of very slow cars, road block .

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In any event all these police cars are disgusting waste of taxpayer dollars. Only the Kia Cee'd you see in Poland are okay
Kia's are not € cars , it looks to be an dreadful path of making disappear other European taxpayer's money , but there's always the way of repentance, even if payed by EU :




Polish police Porsche
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 06:34 AM   #2746
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Seriously, are Smart cars safe in high speed on highways, in certain weather conditions?
They've got a very stiff design, so in a crash there's no crumple zone and the car just stops, and whatever (whoever) is inside rattles around like a bean in a tin can. So no, they're rather dangerous. It's basically impossible to make a car that size safe anyway, proper crumple zones require a car to be... uh, car-sized.
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 01:22 PM   #2747
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Old March 8th, 2014, 03:46 PM   #2748
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Has the price of gas been rising in the area that you live? It has for us...And I know our price of fuel in the US is low compared to much of the World.

I'm not complaining, just reporting.

The most popular fuel unleaded plus which is a 10% ethanol blend is running from $3.29 to $3.44 a gallon.. this from a low of $2.69(Unleaded plus) on December 17th.

Regular & premium unleaded is .10 to .40+ cents higher a gallon depending on where you purchase your gas.

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Unleaded plus a 10% ethanol blend in Eastern Iowa is ranging from $2.69 to $2.97 a gallon.

That's quite a price difference for our area.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 03:48 PM   #2749
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Fuel price here is almost the same, not changed a lot.

1,797€/liter for Unleaded (95 RON)
1,699€/liter for Diesel

But it depends a lot on where you are: these are the prices that the gas station on my road does, in Rome.
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Old March 9th, 2014, 09:52 AM   #2750
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Yesterday in Bensberg near Cologne on a Jet Fuel Station.
Diesel 1.28,9
Regular 1.44,9
These are the lowest prices in a long time
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Old April 30th, 2014, 02:47 PM   #2751
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Prices in Algeria.

150 DZD = 1 euro
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Old April 30th, 2014, 02:48 PM   #2752
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Sirghaz is LPG / autogas?
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Old April 30th, 2014, 02:53 PM   #2753
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It looks so:

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Le GPL désigné, Gaz de Pétrole Liquéfié, est un mélange
d’hydrocarbures gazeux, le butane (C 4 H 10 ) et le propane (C 3 H 8 ),
en proportions suivant les saisons, la proportion de propane est
plus élevée en hiver pour faciliter le démarrage à froid, il est
gazeux à la température ambiante et à la pression atmosphérique
et stocké à l’état liquide.
Il est plus connu du grand public et commercialisé en stations-
service sous le nom de: « SIRGHAZ ».
http://www.unep.org/transport/pcfv/P...DJEGHDJEGH.pdf
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Unleaded plus here in Cedar Rapids IA is priced from $3.27 to $3.39 a gallon. Regular unleaded and premium unleaded is .10 cents to .50 cents higher a gallon.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 04:21 PM   #2756
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Todays average suggested retail price at motorway fuel stations in the Netherlands:
- Unleaded 95: € 1,821 /l (= $ 9,51 per US gallon)
- Diesel: € 1,499 /l (= $ 7,82 per US gallon)
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Old April 30th, 2014, 04:30 PM   #2757
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I'm going to switch from diesel to gasoline soon. That'll hurt at the pump, but at the same time I save about € 40 in road tax every month.

Owning a diesel car in the Netherlands is very expensive due to the high road tax. Even a small passenger car will cost you € 90 per month or more. You don't break even with gasoline unless you drive a lot.
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I'm going to switch from diesel to gasoline soon. That'll hurt at the pump, but at the same time I save about € 40 in road tax every month.

Owning a diesel car in the Netherlands is very expensive due to the high road tax. Even a small passenger car will cost you € 90 per month or more. You don't break even with gasoline unless you drive a lot.
Seriously?! 90 € per month in tax for a car?
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Yes, the taxes vary slightly by province, but in my province a 1050 - 1150 kg car will cost you € 88 per month. And you can hardly find any diesel cars in that weight range. A 1600 kg diesel car will cost you € 147 every month
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Yes, the taxes vary slightly by province, but in my province a 1050 - 1150 kg car will cost you € 88 per month. And you can hardly find any diesel cars in that weight range. A 1600 kg diesel car will cost you € 147 every month
That's just crazy! A typical car is about 150-200 € per year here, or ~12,5 - 17 €/month. About double that for an average diesel car.
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