Using a thread to brainstorm: Drive on Washington - Fuelly Forums

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

Go Back   Fuelly Forums > Fuel Talk > General Fuel Topics
Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-24-2006, 09:37 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 169
Country: United States
Using a thread to brainstorm: Drive on Washington

Many people have rallied in the nations capital, why not people in 35+ mpg cars. Platform could be oil reliance, global warming, gas prices, tax credits for high milers, etc. Even do it on a weekend or holiday Monday to show concern for commuters. The press play would be huge. Please contribute your thoughts. This is nothing official, it is more a of a seed in my head.
__________________

ketel0ne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2006, 02:11 PM   #2
*shrug*
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,195
Country: United States
It's a nice idea, though I wonder how many people would throw the big bucks to drive out there. If I were not in school without a car I would certainly participate. I still remember fondly my days of anti-war protesting in the nations capitol. 300k of us didn't make much difference where humans lives were concerned, but when it's something that affects peoples' wallets it doesn't take much to get them to listen,
__________________

SVOboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2006, 04:31 PM   #3
Registered Member
 
zpiloto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,225
Country: United States
I'm in Texas that would be a pretty long drive and to get time off from work for that would be tough. In the US how many people drive a car that gets over 35 MPG since there really not much availiable here.. The best bet might be to try a grassroot petition getting signature and passing it along to a simpathetic Senator if you can find one.
zpiloto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2006, 05:23 PM   #4
Driving on E
 
Matt Timion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,110
Country: United States
I've been brainstorming getting my car around 60 MPG and doing a cross-country drive... or at least a drive down to california on one tank of gas. At the very least it would get some people interested and could attract some attention.
Matt Timion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2006, 05:36 PM   #5
Registered Member
 
zpiloto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,225
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt Timion
I've been brainstorming getting my car around 60 MPG and doing a cross-country drive... or at least a drive down to california on one tank of gas. At the very least it would get some people interested and could attract some attention.
That's a good idea what car are you going to try and do that with? Throw in your favorite charity and get sponsers and your set.
zpiloto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2006, 12:04 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 169
Country: United States
Maybe just city events. Like Fuel Economy Carshows not just hybrids. But all makes models and modifications. You figure they have them for stereos, speed, and makes. Why not MPG?
ketel0ne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2006, 12:07 PM   #7
*shrug*
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,195
Country: United States
What we really need to do is work a way to get others outside the community involved. I'll send all the dartmouth papers (including the dartmouth, oldest college paper in the country) a little note asking about a place for such articles among their normal junk. Writing is certainly a powerful tool to help enlist others!
SVOboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2006, 12:24 PM   #8
Driving on E
 
Matt Timion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,110
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by zpiloto
That's a good idea what car are you going to try and do that with? Throw in your favorite charity and get sponsers and your set.
I'll do it with my civic. My original plan with that car was to have a car that has all of the luxuries of a modern car (A/C, Power Steering, automatic locks, windows, etc.) that gets killer gas mileage. Oh, and it's a four seater too, so it dispells the myth that only small cars can get good MPG.

Then again, compared to new cars, my little 89 civic IS small.
Matt Timion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2006, 01:42 PM   #9
Registered Member
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,223
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by ketel0ne
Many people have rallied in the nations capital, why not people in 35+ mpg cars. Platform could be oil reliance, global warming, gas prices, tax credits for high milers, etc.
Have you seen http://40mpg.org? US Political/consumer action campaign.
MetroMPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2006, 01:47 PM   #10
*shrug*
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,195
Country: United States
Sweet link darin, *joins*
__________________

SVOboy 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Signature pic not adopting uplaoded photo SouthGAPro4x Fuelly Web Support and Community News 2 03-29-2012 10:02 AM
google+ integration? xchrislee Fuelly Web Support and Community News 3 07-15-2011 02:55 AM
Ethanol pianoeck General Fuel Topics 5 05-25-2010 02:01 AM
MPG, last 2 fuel ups read blank Draigflag Fuelly Web Support and Community News 4 04-28-2010 04:30 AM
Add an option to specify fuel grade and octane rating cyanics Fuelly Web Support and Community News 1 09-04-2008 07:40 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:45 PM.


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