It seems we're both having a bad math day.
I guess what I was trying to say is that you can bring over your base unit of currency and buy twice as much with it as we can buy with our base unit of currency. To that end it seems (to us) as if you are getting the bargain.
In essence, your gas price is roughly the equivalent of one unit per litre of your base currency, just as ours is roughly one unit per litre of our base currency. While it's easy for Brits to look at what we're paying, do the currency conversion and think we're getting a deal, it doesn't really work that way, because you end of up having to do the conversion on everything, including wages.
Just judging from what I read here (car prices, repair bills, etc.) it seems that things are relatively equivalent. We seem to pay the same percentage of our wages on cars, gas, etc. as you do. Of course, as has been demonstrated, I'm no mathematician.
As for our topic drift, I'm sure it must have been a shock to Paddy's virgin eyes. I mean in all the time he has spent here, he's never seen it happen before, or participated in a thread where a person with an agenda (or a point of view to put it more modestly) has taken the topic in a direction other than the original poster intended.
As for the nitrous, that sounds wicked cool.
Of course you'd have to tart the car's exterior up a bit, just to to get that full Fast and Furious effect.