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Posted by Jeff Lloyd on May 14, 2006, 11:06 pm
 
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Hello,

We just bought a 06 Prius yesterday and we love this car!

One question is that the battery never really seems go get Fully =
charged, you know with all of the bars filled green? It usually has =
hovered right around 3/4 charged, one bar below when the status bar =
turns green. (I hope that makes sense).

Anyway, there is only 200 miles on her by now - does this sound odd to =
anyone? Comments appreciated!
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face=Arial>car</FONT></A><FONT face=Arial>! <BR><BR>One question is that the
battery never really seems go get Fully charged, you know with all of =
the bars
filled green? It usually has hovered right around 3/4 charged, one bar =
below
when the status bar turns green. (I hope that makes sense). =
<BR><BR>Anyway,
there is only 200 miles on her by now - does this sound odd to anyone? =
Comments
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Posted by Jean B. on May 15, 2006, 12:16 am
 


Jeff Lloyd wrote:


Yes.  It took me a long time to get my first green bar--and an
even longer time to get the second one.  I came to think it's
probably just as well, because you have some room for more
charging as you brake and coast.

--
Jean B.

Posted by Bill on May 15, 2006, 12:20 am
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  Hello,

  We just bought a 06 Prius yesterday and we love this car!

  One question is that the battery never really seems go get Fully =
charged, you know with all of the bars filled green? It usually has =
hovered right around 3/4 charged, one bar below when the status bar =
turns green. (I hope that makes sense).

  Anyway, there is only 200 miles on her by now - does this sound odd to =
anyone? Comments appreciated!

  Sounds like my 2005.  I've never seen it 100% charged nor =
(fortunately) 100% discharged.  I hope you like yours as much as I like =
mine.  Just gassed up - had 52.3 mpg on the last tank which is typical =
for my summer fills.

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bought a 06
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  face=Arial>car</FONT></A><FONT face=Arial>! <BR><BR>One question =
is that the
  battery never really seems go get Fully charged, you know with all of =
the bars
  filled green? It usually has hovered right around 3/4 charged, one bar =
below
  when the status bar turns green. (I hope that makes sense). =
<BR><BR>Anyway,
  there is only 200 miles on her by now - does this sound odd to anyone? =

  Comments appreciated!</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
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face=Arial></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><SPAN class=postbody><FONT face=Arial>Sounds like my =
2005.&nbsp; I've
  never seen it 100% charged nor (fortunately) 100% discharged.&nbsp; I =
hope you
  like yours as much as I like mine.&nbsp; Just gassed up - had 52.3 mpg =
on the
  last tank which is typical for my summer fills.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
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Posted by B. Peg on May 15, 2006, 6:13 am
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Sounds normal.

I've only seen it max out into the green going down a long steep hill.  =
The converse is also very true climbing back up, got her down to one bar =
in the red!   Not really as responsive at one bar in the red.

The intervals between full charge and red zone is maybe 40% capacity to =
60% charged.

Don't worry about it.  The computers manage the thing very well.

B~

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0.1em solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; TEXT-DECORATION: underline"
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target=_blank><FONT
face=Arial>car</FONT></A><FONT face=Arial>! <BR><BR>&gt; One question is that
the battery never really seems go get Fully charged, you know with all =
of the
bars filled green? It</FONT></DIV>

<DIV><FONT face=Arial>&gt; usually has hovered right around 3/4 charged, one bar
below when the status bar turns green. (I hope that makes</FONT></DIV>

<DIV><FONT face=Arial>&gt; sense). <BR><BR>&gt; Anyway, there is only 200 miles
on her by now - does this sound odd to anyone? Comments
appreciated!</FONT></DIV>

<DIV><FONT face=Arial></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial>Sounds normal.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial>I've only seen it max out into the green going down a long
steep hill.&nbsp; The converse is also very true climbing back up, got =
her down
to one bar in the red! &nbsp; Not really as responsive at one bar in the =

red.</FONT></DIV>

<DIV><FONT face=Arial></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial>The intervals between full charge and red zone is maybe
40% capacity to 60% charged.</FONT></DIV>

<DIV><FONT face=Arial></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial>Don't worry about it.&nbsp; The computers manage&nbsp;the
thing very well.</FONT></DIV>

<DIV><FONT face=Arial></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial>B~</FONT></DIV>
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Posted by =?iso-8859-1?Q?mark=5Fdigital= on May 15, 2006, 8:21 am
 


Hello,

We just bought a 06 Prius yesterday and we love this car!

One question is that the battery never really seems go get Fully charged,
you know with all of the bars filled green? It usually has hovered right
around 3/4 charged, one bar below when the status bar turns green. (I hope
that makes sense).

Anyway, there is only 200 miles on her by now - does this sound odd to
anyone? Comments appreciated!
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