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Posted by Jean B. on August 16, 2005, 3:09 pm
My Prius is almost here.  :-)  I keep meaning to ask how one
should drive during the break-in period.  I have read that one
needs to accelerate unaggressively for quite a while (or it
seems like that to one who is used to the opposite).  I have
heard this is debatable for normal cars and wonder whether it
is also debatable for the Prius?

When I got my VW, I was just told to drive it.  No special
instructions for break-in....
Jean B.

Posted by Michelle Steiner on August 16, 2005, 3:49 pm

It's only for the first 600 miles; keep it under 80 MPH and don't brake
hard.  After 600 miles, drive as you wish.

Stop Mad Cowboy Disease:  Impeach the son of a Bush.

Posted by Jean B. on August 16, 2005, 5:58 pm
 Michelle Steiner wrote:

Eeeek--re the acceleration only,  When you are used to a quick
acceleration, it may be hard to remember.  Also, one is not
totally in control of how hard one has to brake.  Yes, when it
IS under my control (which is almost always the case), I will
do that....  Thanks.

Jean B.

Posted by richard schumacher on August 17, 2005, 12:36 am

C'mon, it's a $0,000 asset.  Surely you can remember not to drive like
a maniac for the first 600 miles?

And read the fine owner's manual.  Especially read the "before you
drive" section before you drive away from the dealer.

Do you have the inspection checklist?  

Posted by Jean B. on August 17, 2005, 3:43 am
 richard schumacher wrote:

I don't drive like a maniac--I just like accelerating quickly.
  But yes, I will remember.  I hope/

Okay.  How long is that?  I hope they don't mind my sitting
there forever.

I didn't but have just printed it.  Thanks.

Jean B.

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