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Posted by B. Peg on August 17, 2005, 12:46 pm

Mileage wasn't - and still isn't - all that hot though.  Maybe 38-39 mpg,
but better than the 24 I had previous.


Posted by Jean B. on August 17, 2005, 3:57 pm
B. Peg wrote:

My current car got 22 at best and now has declined because of
undiagnosed problems, so whatever I get with the Prius will be
MUCH better.  Of course, I am going to be shooting for good
numbers--and that may keep my (eventual) acceleration at a
more modest level.
Jean B.

Posted by Ingenuous on August 17, 2005, 4:39 pm

For many, shooting for those good numbers can become an obsession.  The
Prius instrumentation, along with an understanding of how the brakes work,
makes it easy to beat the EPA highway rating.  The first 5 minutes, as the
engine warms up, is a killer though.  I probably average 35 during this
period.  People who have a regular 5-minute commute aren't going to come
close to the EPA rating while people who have a regular 30-minute commute
can beat it handily.

Posted by Jean B. on August 17, 2005, 4:56 pm
 Ingenuous wrote:

I saw that!  And I am telling myself that I should do errands
after I take my daughter to school....  I used to do that, and
now it will make sense from the MPG standpoint too.

Jean B.

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