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Old 10-25-2012, 11:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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satisfied "customer" feedback

Well, she wasn't really a "customer" (because the lesson was gratis), but I thought I'd share part of the e-mailed feedback I got today.

Confirms the idea brought up in the past few posts that ecodriving = safer driving:

After watching you drive and then having you coach me, I am astounded at how much more aware I am of distant traffic lights! And how much my foot hates to touch the brake! I expect most drivers are like me: driving is a habit and we don't think much about what we are doing. You teach that driving well requires an ever alert mind. Think how much safer the roads could be.

I haven't had to drive since Tuesday, but when I do, I'll probably be more aware of the things that I'm not quite clear on yet.

I would heartily recommend your lesson to anyone who is interested in knowing how to be a better driver and get more mileage out of their car. As the price of gasoline increases relative to the amount of money people have to spend on their cars, there could be a real demand for what you offer, particularly since you are able to demonstrate the effectiveness of the tips you give.
I like the comment about not driving since Tuesday. Best way to save fuel is to not drive!

Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
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Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L

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