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Posted by Go 4 the foggy fish on July 25, 2004, 10:08 pm
Driving your prius to the store and long drive. Is there anyone who has
driven across the counrty? Why

Posted by Michael N. LeVine on July 26, 2004, 12:15 am

Yes, I did in May of 03 in a 2003 Prius. 11275 miles to
visit family, and generally
be a tourist and see the sights. Depending on planned stops,
I made anywhere from 150 to over 800 miles in a given day.
45.3 mpg for the trip.
Michael LeVine -  mlevine@redshift.com
"Thirty days hath September, April, June and November.
All the rest have thirty one except for Gypsy Rose Lee
and every one knew what she had" - Mel Blanc

Posted by dbs__usenet on February 3, 2005, 7:45 am
I've driven many trips in the 500 to 800 mile range.  They've all been
quite pleasant.    I've gone from sea level to over 7000 feet high.
I've seen an average of high 40s on each tank during trips like this.
Just yesterday I ran 401 miles with a touch over 49 miles to the gallon.

Last month was SF (San Francisco) to Oregon to SF to Phoenix to San
Diego to SF.  That's close to 'across the counrty'(SIC).

I prefer driving my Prius over driving my Camry or F150 pickup.

(It's nice to be home :)

Posted by Bill on February 3, 2005, 6:05 pm

I'm guessing these trips include extended periods on Interstate highways at
75 mph or so, right?

Posted by dbs__usenet on February 5, 2005, 1:37 am
Yes, extended periods at the speed limit.  I generally don't exceed the
speed limit.  The digital spedometer is quite accurate (checked against
the speed indicated by my GPS) so when I set it at 70,  it's really 70.

My Prius get's better milage at 55MPH.


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