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Posted by HH on February 7, 2005, 8:01 pm
 
I have just discovered this newsgroup, so please forgive me if I ask
questions that have been raised before. I would like to hear about your
experience with gas mileage. Since picking up my '05 Prius, I have filled it
four times. My MPG averages 44. The last was 38. This is disturbing, so I
arranged with the local dealer to look at it. They did a number of tests,
particularly the highway test, today. Result: 44 MPG. The service guy said
that the MPG will increase with more miles on the car. I have only 2000 so
far. Also, he said that my MPG would increase if I would fill with a better
grade of gas, such as Chevron or Shell. I have been using Arco.
    I would appreciate any comment, particularly comparing with your
experience. Many thanks.

Harlan
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Posted by HH on February 7, 2005, 8:17 pm
 
I neglected to mention in my original post above that I drive very
conservatively and carefully, and about 75% of my driving is city.

Harlan
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|I have just discovered this newsgroup, so please forgive me if I ask
| questions that have been raised before. I would like to hear about your
| experience with gas mileage. Since picking up my '05 Prius, I have filled
it
| four times. My MPG averages 44. The last was 38. This is disturbing, so I
| arranged with the local dealer to look at it. They did a number of tests,
| particularly the highway test, today. Result: 44 MPG. The service guy said
| that the MPG will increase with more miles on the car. I have only 2000 so
| far. Also, he said that my MPG would increase if I would fill with a
better
| grade of gas, such as Chevron or Shell. I have been using Arco.
|    I would appreciate any comment, particularly comparing with your
| experience. Many thanks.
|
| Harlan
| ---
| [If you reply to my email address, please delete the word REMOVE from the
| address.]
|
|
|



Posted by Kevin Kirkeby on February 9, 2005, 4:26 am
 The MPG rating will be about 46 or 47 MPG on Avg. The rating listed by
sticker is completely unrealistic, and will no doubt be changed in the
future to reflect real-world circumstances.

I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just remember to use the regenerative
braking and drive softly on the acceleration.

KK



Posted by John J. DeGrazia on February 9, 2005, 4:50 am
 I am pretty happy that I averaged 40.2 MPG with my first tank. The EPA
ratings are ALWAYS pipe dreams. Sometimes I think that in order to achieve
them you have to be a jockey, driving downhill with a lot of wind behind
you, filling a parasail.

John
'05 - Driftwood Pearl - Package 6
309 total miles



Posted by Michelle Steiner on February 9, 2005, 6:12 am
 

It won't be changed unless the EPA changes its testing
procedures--assuming that nothing else (e.g., engine, drag coefficient,
vehicle weight, etc.) changes.

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