SUGGESTION: Fuelly Average OVERALL MPG - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-24-2016, 10:33 AM   #1
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 104
Country: United States
SUGGESTION: Fuelly Average OVERALL MPG

Fuelly reports that I'm getting a healthy 45.3mpg for my last 10 gas tank refills.

I feel a 10 tank average is way too long a period. Primarily, because once you get the hang of how to get a good MPG score it takes too long to raise your overall MPG score with 9 previous "practice tanks", so to speak.

In other words, Olympic judges don't score an athlete based on their 10 previous competition scores. Their score is earned for that particular performance.

I think a 2 or 3 gas tank, MPG average is more realistic snapshot of one's true MPG, because it ignores all the prior "practice tanks", so to speak.

Thoughts?
__________________

ChewChewTrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 11:02 AM   #2
Registered Member
 
RobertV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,900
Country: United States
Location: San Antonio, TX
It's never been brought up as a complaint before.
I'm interested in hearing what others think about it.
__________________

RobertV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 11:21 AM   #3
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,486
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Mid Wales
I only use about 12 tanks a year, so my running average is almost a years worth, which I can see on my profile anyway. What about a quarterly average for the last 3 months? Might make more sense given that you'd see people's averages for Spring, Summer, Autumn and winter, and how the cold/darker weather affects fuel consumption.
__________________

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel
Draigflag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 12:33 PM   #4
Registered Member
 
RobertV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,900
Country: United States
Location: San Antonio, TX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Draigflag View Post
I only use about 12 tanks a year, so my running average is almost a years worth, which I can see on my profile anyway. What about a quarterly average for the last 3 months? Might make more sense given that you'd see people's averages for Spring, Summer, Autumn and winter, and how the cold/darker weather affects fuel consumption.
He's referring to the Dashboard view, which is not publicly accessible. Only the owner can see their dashboard (last 10 fuelups).
What you're describing might be best suited for a Mini Stat.
RobertV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 01:01 PM   #5
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,486
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Mid Wales
Yea this one? It displays the average of the last 10 fuel ups. But the stats you see publicly for other users, as per the signature too, is the total average of all the fuel ups combined is it not?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20160124_210352.JPG
Views:	70
Size:	81.6 KB
ID:	1920  
__________________

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel
Draigflag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 11:10 PM   #6
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 104
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by RobertV View Post
It's never been brought up as a complaint before.
I'm interested in hearing what others think about it.
Uh. I wouldn't call it a "complaint". Just a different way to display stats, which would better engage people, because they would be judge on their more current behavior rather than their early, learning days.
ChewChewTrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 12:13 AM   #7
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,486
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Mid Wales
Thing is, not everyones MPG'S are going to go up, mine have gone down considerably recently. Sometimes I have time constraints, having to get back for work or because I have frozen goods in the car, or sometimes just relentless bad weather forcing me to take the car to work, my fuel consumption is quite inconsistent at times.
__________________

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel
Draigflag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 07:50 AM   #8
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 104
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by Draigflag View Post
Thing is, not everyones MPG'S are going to go up, mine have gone down considerably recently. Sometimes I have time constraints, having to get back for work or because I have frozen goods in the car, or sometimes just relentless bad weather forcing me to take the car to work, my fuel consumption is quite inconsistent at times.
Understood. Perhaps a website slider bar so everyone can set their own threshold of how many tanks to include in their MPG numbers.
ChewChewTrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2016, 01:45 PM   #9
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 5
Country: United States
I fill up about once a week or every 500 miles or so. For me, 10 fill ups is just about right to see how things are in the current driving season.
__________________

sparkn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.