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I agree with Eideteker, I'm willing to help if I can. One thing I suggested in another thread was the option for the user to add a vehicle (with specs,etc) , with a link to proof that it exists to make your jobs easier.
posted by jjmatt33 August 8, 2008 at 1:07 PM
I got a bike last summer (1999 Honda CBR 600 F4) because I wanted one, and if I don't get one now I never will. It's not THAT great, but I can get a solid 45-50 mpg on longer rides. and still get 35mpg on regular stop and go roads. Not that great, but still way more fun (and practical) to drive than a prius :)
Anyway, about your "pleasant to drive even during the summer thing: I guess it's not that humid in the Texas, but in DE and MA when it occasionally gets to 90+ there's no speed you can reach that will provide enough air to cool you off. Just my opinion...
posted by jjmatt33 August 8, 2008 at 12:59 PM
That's a cool idea. Like "I get better gas mileage on Tuesday's when i leave for work 30 minutes later/earlier than usual. I'll try and convince my boss if I can do this all the time".
posted by jjmatt33 August 8, 2008 at 12:55 PM
Third (or fourth...) on motorcyles.
Why don't you guys consider letting us add it manually, potentially provide a link to a website (www.honda.com) that shows the bike exists, and in the form that we list it and that way you let us do all the work?
posted by jjmatt33 August 8, 2008 at 12:54 PM
If you've got the time (I'm sure you're swamped with coding...) you may want to do some googling on hypermilers. You might be able to get some sponsorship (or something along the lines) from the Wayne Gerdes or someone.
Also, along the lines of maintenance, it would be cool if there was a way to compare the results that maintenance has on a cars performance. For example, myself and 9 other people have the same car. I use synthetic oil, they use regular oil. which one gets better gas. Or I change my oil every 3k miles vs. 5, etc. I guess this would require you to set official maintenance terms that people can choose from, but it would definitely help.
Otherwise, cool idea, I'm gonna tell my friends and see which one of us can get the best gas mileage vs. what they say we should get.
posted by jjmatt33 August 8, 2008 at 12:51 PM