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Posted by Vic on July 28, 2006, 3:08 am
 


On Sat, 22 Jul 2006 10:08:01 -0500, richard schumacher


Our New Prius:

    Born:  July 22, 2006
    Model:  Prius 2006 Classic Silver w/pkg #3 + some extras
    Beginning Odo:  10 miles

    Impressions: WOW!!!

Posted by richard schumacher on July 28, 2006, 3:08 pm
 




Congrats!  Enjoy.  Study the relevant parts of the owner's manual.

However, do not allow more than 3.5 US quarts of oil to be added during
oil changes.  Three quarts exactly is most convenient and works just
fine.  (The owner's manual is misleading on this point and the shop
manual is unfortunately just wrong about it.)

Posted by Vic on July 28, 2006, 10:33 pm
 

On Fri, 28 Jul 2006 10:08:16 -0500, richard schumacher

Thanks, Richard for the info. Will watch this and the tire pressure
values and hope they don't go bananas  with the parking brake - damn
grease monkeys!



Posted by Bob Wilson on July 22, 2006, 3:57 am
 



You may want to consider a used Prius, past the 3/36000 mile warrantee.
You can find them, from a dealer via Ebay, for reasonable prices. That
is what I went with when our '91 Camry was taken after an accident:

http://home.hiwaay.net/~bzwilson/prius/buying.html

NOTE: I am comfortable with self-maintenance.

Bob Wilson

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