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Old 07-20-2013, 09:59 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Nitpicking, I think the front should have a black border around the green area. If you want a real car for the back, i think Basjoos's AeroCivic is the most car to use. This is perfect for fuel economy events and meets, or just to hand out as information about your car, and where you can learn more.

On the back, the average person no idea what hypermiling is. I suggest a small parenthesis underneath of (increasing fuel economy), or (beating the EPA mpg) (tips for saving fuel) or some combination.

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Here is another sample.
I increased the overall size of both the front and back to cut down the white space.
I added a couple of user vehicles (Basjoos and Aerohead if you hate the pics but are ok with the use send me different ones)
I picked the truck because it shows that this isn't just little cars.
added the black edge on the green If this isn't what you were thinking let me know.
Edited the text and moved things around a bit.
I will work on a display with tear offs to hang in stores, shops, whatever but will do it in a new thread especially since i hijacked this one.
I will run the auto pictures through photoshop when I work up a final set.
And I am saving each version just in case if goes to far astray.
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Perhaps mention driving safe on the card(s); Hypermiling is about getting more miles per gallon, But at the same time it's not about being an unsafe driver while doing so.

I, A 21-year old driver, Sometimes was hypermiling too much. I had a dream that I hypermiled off a cliff and the car ended up going in a loop-de-loop system while it slowed down; It's good to hypermile, But not too much.

Also, The Ten Commandments of Hypermiling got a laugh out of me, Thanks.
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Sven7 i dig it. I think i will make more than one version of the final.
101Volts I agree that there should be a safety message on the card.

I will do some thinking about this and see what I came up with.
I have a feeling that If I did a questionnaire to the members that we would get an enormous number of differences in what the 10 most important things were.

I am going to start a second thread for the sign with tear-offs and will be just asking for suggestions for content first. an 8 1/2 X 11 has a lot of room on it and could carry a lot more info. So If you are reading this thread and have a thought no matter how minor I want to hear it.
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I think number 9 needs to be moved to number 1. I have the usual people (like every one else) laugh at me about my Hypermiling. The first thing i ask is what is "your" MPG? They usually don't know. So I tell them that before I will discuss with them any more. That they need to bring me three gas fill ups and miles per tank. Most call me a smug SOB tree huger and walk off. Some though walk up to me in a few weeks and very silently, while looking around. (kinda like when we where younger buying drugs.) " Hey man I been watching my mpg's and I am spending too much on gas. Can you help me?"
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I like that, I didn't really pay attention to the order when setting them up I just plagiarized off of the 65+ page!
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I agree about "Track Your MPG" Being moved to #1. Also a graph of how much so-and-so miles (Say, 12,000) at various miles per gallon (10 to 40, For example) will cost a person out of his/her pocketbook may be helpful. That might not be fit for a tiny card but for somewhere else on this site I imagine it'll be useful, Is something like that here already? I'm not talking about the fillup tracking section.
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Well, one thing's for sure- don't mention modding. Many people, my mother included, seem to think that putting a piece of cardboard over the grille is going to make their car explode. Funny how she loved my Probe so much but couldn't bring herself to allow a simple upper grille block.

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