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Posted by Bill on June 8, 2006, 4:23 am
 



Alive&Kicking wrote:

The conversion from km/liter is km/liter times 2.38.

The EPA mileage numbers are notoriously HI.  EPA says Prius gets about
60 MPG - HA! Consumers report quotes an average of 44 MPG, city &
highway My 05 gets about 40 - 41 in town but I live at 5200ft and have
lots of hills.  Just returned from a 3300 mile trip and got about 50.

Turn off the air conditioner the get a 1 - 2 MPG boost, if you can take
the heat.

I'm told using synthetic oil may increase mileage 1-2 MPG

Want to get 50 mpg?  Drive 55.  It's as easy as that.



Posted by rickror on June 8, 2006, 4:30 am
 



Bill wrote:

You may be right but I'd rather get 50 or a bit less and not have the
rearend of my new Prius mashed  by the guy behind me.


Posted by Michelle Steiner on June 8, 2006, 6:14 am
 

 rickror@commspeed.net wrote:


I get 50 to 53 MPG at 65 MPH.

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Posted by Alive&Kicking on June 8, 2006, 4:30 am
 

Any idea what the average mileage is for the first 4 or 5 miles, with a cold
engine?



Posted by Michelle Steiner on June 8, 2006, 6:13 am
 



First five minutes with a cold engine would be anywhere from about 20
MPG to 35 or 45 MPG, depending on the outside temperature and the
average speed.

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