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Posted by Jean B. on August 22, 2005, 1:42 am
Ingenuous wrote:

I have pretty much decided top get the ones from Toyota and
maybe some other ones too.  It would be nice to have the one
for the hatch....

Jean B.

Posted by Ingenuous on August 22, 2005, 1:56 am

Yes!  Keep your stash in that clever cubby hole where one expects to find
the spare tire.  With the mat in place nobody will even know the cubby hole
is there, much less the stash.


Posted by RRG on August 16, 2005, 3:51 pm
I guess we babied our cars because they were new, but nothing too crazy. I
did the 5k svc about 1k early to shake out any sediment, but that's about
all I did out of the ordinary.


Posted by Jean B. on August 16, 2005, 6:00 pm
 RRG wrote:

Thanks.  My main problem is that I am used to rocketing off of
stops.  (My car encouraged me to do that....)  I have to
remember not to do this.  Maybe I can cure myself of this bad

Jean B.

Posted by news.envoy.com on August 16, 2005, 6:06 pm

The day after I received my Prius I started a roughly 500 mile round trip on
a 70 mph interstate.  Knowing I was taking this trip, my dealer gave me
specific break-in instructions.  He said to drive 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 and 75
mph changing speeds every 5 minutes or so.  While this may not have been
necessary, I followed his instructions.  That was last February and it was
fairly cold so cabin heat was on continuously.  Averaged 47.5 for that trip.
Mileage is now about 52 on each tank and the car runs just fine.  He said
had I not been taking that trip, which would otherwise entail long periods
with the cruise set to the speed of my choice, there would have been no
special break-in routine.

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