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Posted by residualselfimage1999 on April 17, 2009, 9:03 pm
 
thanks for replying to my posting it was very informative.



hmm... considering that CVT and hybrids are
the wave of the future - I hope all this becomes
second nature to me soon...


But --  I found myself  constantly glancing at the energy
display to see how I could drive more efficiently.
I suppose as one racks up more experience with the Prius,
there is no need to view energy display.


Even so - I really wish the Prius had an an accurate  3/4 1/2  and 1/4
mark
indicators on the gasoline gauge.

Another cool software option might be an overall
Consumption Screen that would show the consumption of gas and
the mileage achieved since the last gas fill up so you could ask
whether it was really worth it to fill up with premium gas?.


What didn't light up that I would have really like to have lite up at
night:
the power side mirror control buttons on the driver's door, the dial
controlling the air vents (maybe green glow-in-the-dark plastic
dials?) ,
the horn button on the steering wheel.

Where I would have liked led lights - inside the driver's center
console compartment (to identify where that plug is ),
I would have also like more preset buttons for the radio on the
touch screen radio control panel -

If I had more time with the prius I would have like to
study the climate control more.



my experience....
When merging into I-270 ( a maryland super highway)  there
was a dozen vehicles going at 65 miles per hour all driving
with about three car lengths between each of them - When
accelerating the  Prius up to 60 to 65 miles per hour on the merging
lane to parallel to the right lane it seems that some vehicles
these were *speeding up* just to try to make it more difficult
for the prius to  merge into the right lane ..

The owner manual warned not to drive faster than 85mph
which is the maximum speed the car's tires are rated for.




Posted by Mr. G on April 17, 2009, 10:41 pm
 
In article <0bad91d1-c240-454f-9b87-c1d77851e028
@k38g2000yqh.googlegroups.com>,  (residualselfimage1999@gmail.com)
says...
 

The Prius shifter is neither a CVT nor a hybrid thing... it's a Prius
thing.  


I use the energy/consumption display all the time, and it's no more of a
distraction than any other gauge.  All it requires is an occasional
glance, which is no different than checking your mirrors.


The consumption screen shows MPG since last reset, and miles since last
fill-up.  If you hit [Reset] at each fill-up, then you'll have your
overall MPG for the last tank.


Filling up with premium will not gain you anything, except for a lighter
wallet.

Posted by mrv on April 18, 2009, 4:02 pm
 On Apr 17, 5:03pm, residualselfimage1...@gmail.com wrote:


The 2004-2005 NWH20 Prius will reset the Consumption Screen
odometer/MPG at each fillup (more than about 3 gallons) automatically
(after one full revolution of the wheel?), or if you manually hit the
Reset button.

The 2006-2009 NHW20 Prius will only reset the Consumption Screen
odometer at each fillup automatically (same conditions as 2004-
2005).  The Consumption Screen odometer/MPG will reset if you
manually hit the Reset button.  (The cumulative MPG will only reset
if you press the Reset button.)


You have 12 presets for FM and 6 presets for AM.  How many more would
you like?


That's the speed rating of the temporary spare tire.  Stock Goodyear
Integrity tires are S-rated, which is for sustained speeds up to
112mph (which is faster than the Prius can actually go).

Posted by Was Istoben on April 18, 2009, 8:57 pm
 

The 2004-2005 NWH20 Prius will reset the Consumption Screen
odometer/MPG at each fillup (more than about 3 gallons) automatically
(after one full revolution of the wheel?), or if you manually hit the
Reset button.

The 2006-2009 NHW20 Prius will only reset the Consumption Screen
odometer at each fillup automatically (same conditions as 2004-
2005).  The Consumption Screen odometer/MPG will reset if you
manually hit the Reset button.  (The cumulative MPG will only reset
if you press the Reset button.)

I have a 2005.  If I read you correctly a later model would let me
accumulate a lifetime mileage figure by not hitting the reset button but
still let me see the number of miles on each tank.  I could, therefore,
reset my trip odometer at the same time I reset my cumulative mpg and get
cumulative mileage figures for much longer periods like, for example, the
5000 miles between oil changes.  Right?


Posted by Al Sherman on April 18, 2009, 11:26 pm
 

That is theoretically true, but I have my doubts about how reliably this
would be calculated.  Does anyone have information on exactly how the
calculation is done?


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