The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has good news for drivers who prefer to sell used cars on their own, without involving dealers. Head to this link and you can create your own used car fuel economy sticker for any vehicle from the 1984 to the 2010 model year.
The sticker, as you can see above, includes the year, make, and model of the vehicle, as well as the engine, transmission, and preferred fuel type. Below that information is a picture (when possible) and city, highway, and combined mileage numbers. Of course, the fuel economy ratings for all vehicles reflect the changes the Environmental Protection Agency made in the 2008 model year to assure the mpg numbers are closer to what you’re likely to achieve in the real world.
Perhaps you’ve also noticed that the neatly designed sticker includes a QR code. Imagine you’ve left your 1997 Eagle Talon by the side of a busy road with a “For Sale” sign on it. Interested buyers can scan the code and learn that the turbocharged hatchback will require about $2383 in fuel and 7.8 tons of CO2 over the course of a year. A photo of the vehicle, along with city/highway/combined mileage, is also shown.
To make your own used car fuel economy sticker, go to http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/sticker.jsp.