Posted by javawizard on November 25, 2007, 5:54 am
You might enjoy a little converter at www.fast-math.org/motorfuelcost.htm
in which you can enter the approximate miles you drive per year, the
mileage your current car gets, and what another vehicle you're
considering will get, and then see how much money you'll save per
Posted by L Alpert on November 25, 2007, 2:30 pm
It would be more meaningful if one could put in their percentage of highway
and city type driving into the calculation and the respective mileages for
As an example, I usually drive 10K miles per year, with about 70% highway.
My current vehicle (2004 EXL V6) gets 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, while
hybrids get lower mileage highway then they do city driving conditions.
Posted by Mr Ed on November 25, 2007, 3:12 pm
That's not my experiences. My Prius gets 52 to 60 mpg on highway driving,
year around. Don't believe Toyota's listed ratings. In town it's stop and
go, ad nauseam. I get about 43 mpg in the summer and 38 mpg in the winter.
I don't jump start at intersections, but I don't hold up traffic by creeping
out either. I don't know how they are able to get away saying 60 in the city
unless it's all beltline driving. Most towns don't have beltlines.
(Besides, they are highways) Believe Consumers Reports when they say it's 46
mpg all around average. Like most people, I drive short trips in town and
not much highway travel.
I heard the EPA is finally waking up and changing their method to calculate
city driving. Up to now they cater to big business and not the consumer.
All in all. I love my Prius. I drive about 12k miles per year. No matter how
much Toyota and other companies lie, I still get two to three times the
mileage I've ever got on any compact car.
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on November 25, 2007, 3:34 pm
Posted by EdV on November 25, 2007, 4:04 pm
perhaps its highway driving downhill