suggestions: Some other idea's on where the site could go, or things that could be done with data that users input.
I was thinking it would be cool if there were a way to compare cars with similar performance specs on mpg. For example, compare my 175 bhp altima to the ~170 bhp scion tc, etc. See which does better. Or say, my theoretical truck can tow 5000lbs vs. another truck that can tow the same. which is better.
I know this might be getting away from the direction you guys are trying to take the site, but it also might be cool if one could add other performance specs like 0-60 mph times. This way say I'm a person who cares about the environment (and my wallet) but I also want a car that can move and handles well. This way I could find the best performance car for the best mpg.
Another idea would be to average all users with similar cars gas mileage as a way to compare with the suggested mpg. Potentially down the line there could be some form of sponsorship with kbb, or some other sites that pulls real data from real people from this site. Potentially this could be added to include maintenance costs of different cars in different legs of their lives. So this way we could really see if VW makes good cars for....3-5 years, then after that they start becoming an expensive car.
Here's something simple: could you add an option which would let me record fuel that I put in but that doesn't entirely fill the tank (eg. when I only have $20 on me)?
The math for calculating MPG doesn't get much more complicated; you just take the next time the tank is full and add that mileage and fuel amount to those from the partial fill. I probably didn't explain it too well, but I'm sure the programmers can figure it out
1. Allow me to leave a comment or question for a particular user: "nice job", "how'd you get 40mpg on 7/8 when you're typical mileage is 30?" "man, your mileage stinks", etc.
2. Put in a counter so I know how many people are looking at my page. I'm not really putting in the data for myself; I already track my mileage. I want to know people are looking.
3. Agree w/ cdzombak on the non-fill-up. My best miles per tank shows some high amount b/c I had to add $20 once, but it wasn't a fill-up. I figured that in to the next fill up, but I didn't get 580 on that tankful.