i’m sick of private used car ads that give no quantifiable information about the fuel economy of a vehicle. i was just looking at ads and one said “gets great mileage, $40 will get you about 500 kms.” wtf does that mean? $40 at today’s gas prices, or our usual gas prices? because there’s a 30% difference between them, which means if it costs you $40 to fill your tank right now, it will cost you $52 to fill it when gas prices go back up next week. over the course of a year, that would mean a difference of $624 in gas costs. that’s a big deal!
i’ve also seen ads for VW jettas that only say “1100 km per tank.” WELL HOW MUCH FUCKING GAS DOES THE TANK HOLD? if it’s a 60 liter tank, that works out to over 18 km/L so that’s great, but if it’s a 100 liter tank, that’s only 11 km/L, which isn’t great. so without knowing how big the tank is, “1100 km per tank” is a thoroughly useless piece of information. on top of that, i fucking hate working on their cars so VW, their cars, and their shitty misleading ads can all get fucked.
the person who wrote the first ad i just complained about doesn’t need to get fucked. they probably just aren’t savvy about money and fuel economy. i’m sure they’re probably a very nice person who just wrote something dumb in their car ad. sure is annoying though.