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Posted by dlamondin via CarKB.com on July 7, 2006, 2:17 pm
 


I purchased my 2006 prius at the begginig of June.  I have since filled up
with gas twice and I've gotten about 350 miles/tank of gas.  I didn't let it
run all the way down but I was down to 1 bar on the gas tank reading.  I do
mostly city driving, running around town.  Shouldn't I be getting better
milage?

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Posted by Bill on July 7, 2006, 4:18 pm
 




What mileage are you getting now?  Do you commute?  If so, what is the
one-way distance?  If it is less than 5 miles, you certainly can't expect to
get the EPA city figure.  What is your highway speed?  If it is over 55, you
certainly can't expect to get the EPA highway figure.





Posted by dlamondin via CarKB.com on July 7, 2006, 7:30 pm
 

Bill wrote:

I work from home so there is no cummute.  Mostly I run around and the trips
are much less than 5 miles.  When I drive on the highway my speed is usually
70 miles/hour.  I guess those are two reason for the lower milage.

thank you,

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Posted by Bill on July 7, 2006, 10:27 pm
 



I'm getting better than 50 however under those circumstances I'd expect
about 35 overall.  You are probably doing better than that (you didn't say)
because one rarely gets more than 9 gallons in the tank any you are making
350 miles.



Posted by Mike Rosenberg on July 7, 2006, 8:19 pm
 



Being around 350 miles when the gauge first hits one bar isn't all that
uncommon for my 2004, but the real question is how many miles per gallon
are you getting?  How many gallons have you put in at each fillup?

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