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Posted by Robin Smith on February 14, 2005, 1:45 pm
Cheers got that from soem research over the weeked. Appreciate your
dilligence and I agree totaly now


Posted by Michelle Steiner on February 12, 2005, 12:06 pm

Why only CO2?  Don't other pollutants matter?

Diesel is more expensive than 91 octane around here; does not meet
California emission standards; and very few diesel cars in the USA have
better fuel mileage than the Prius does--and those that do are smaller
than the Prius and are bottom of the line models.

The reality of fuel consumption for the Prius is that in real world
operation, it gets between about 46 MPG to well over 50 MPG, depending
on numerous factors, the most important being the conditions of the
average trip and the driving habits of the operator.

My autumn mileage is about 51-53 MPG; my summer and winter mileage is
about 46-48 MPG; I haven't operated a Prius in the Spring yet, but I
expect it to be about the same as Autumn.

Stop Mad Cowboy Disease:  Impeach the son of a Bush.

Posted by Charles Marslett on February 15, 2005, 4:45 am
 On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 05:06:39 -0700, Michelle Steiner

I have to agree here -- I get about 48 MPG with our 2001 in fall and
spring.  I get about 42 MPG in midwinter or the hottest part of
summer.  That sort of range is what you will generally see (5-10 MPG
difference between running climate control and not running it).

I also tend to drive over half my miles on trips of less than 10
miles.  You will notice that those who get the best gas mileage drive
further on an "average" trip.  Same is true of non-hybrid cars, too.

I get about 27 MPG from my Sentra under the same circumstances.  So
the Prius seems to be just short of twice the gas mileage of a smaller
but comparable car.

The 2005 has only 3500 miles on it, all this winter, but I've got
between 45 and 50 MPG each fillup (miles driven/gallons added, so as
to avoid any errors in the computer calculated MPG) so it does appear
to beat the 2001 by a hair....


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