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Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on November 25, 2007, 4:16 pm
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Or else he drives a steady 46mph on the highway.

The rest of what he says is right-on, but if he's in weather where he's
getting 38mpg in winter, then no normal highway driving shows him
52-60mpg year round.

Posted by Doctor Einstein on November 26, 2007, 12:20 pm
On Sun, 25 Nov 2007 11:16:57 -0500, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"

How's your sister Rosie O'Donnell?


Posted by Bob & Holly Wilson on November 26, 2007, 9:00 am

Short trips without paying attention to warm-up is death to mileage. It
is 10 miles to my work and that is pretty close to the lower limit for
efficient City driving by doing the following:

1-2 miles - keep at 25 mph, neighborhood speeds to warm-up Prius
6-7 miles - 35-38 mph or 46-65 mph, avoid transiting 42 mph
1-2 miles - back to 25 mph, cool-down to maximize EV at the end

After 35,000 miles, my life-time average is 52.5 mph and I'm driving the
older, 2003 Prius.

Bob Wilson

Posted by L Alpert on November 27, 2007, 11:54 pm

I have no experiences with a hybrid, but most manufacturers advertise a
lower MPG highway driving then city, at least in most of the commercial
material I have seen.

I've gotten 35-38 average MPG in an old Subaru that I used to have (late
70's model).  One would have thought it was powered by a squirrel cage,

Quite good in the snow....

Posted by richard schumacher on November 28, 2007, 4:10 am

In the US automakers are required to show only the EPA's figures, which
are faulty.  Real Priuses usually get better fuel economy on the highway
than in stop-and-go city driving.

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