I have a model of a car (I'm a blender noob), it is set to Metric, and things look good, in the image below you will see the tire is 0.669m in the Y dimension, that is about right, I then select transform and drag it about one tire length along the Y-axis, and blender says it has moved 23.8meters, not approximately 0.66m as I would expect
Why don't these numbers make sense?
To add to this, the measure tool seems to make sense, so it seems the location information is wrong. If I click on the headlight it says it is 82m along the y axis. and the rear lights -87 meters, so the location data thinks the car is 170 meters long while the measure tool makes it about 5 meters long.
But to move a part of the car I can't type in a distance in meters and have it move that far.