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Posted by Telcom 1 on November 19, 2005, 12:22 pm
 
On our 2005 Prius with 5000 miles so far I have a question?  Mileage on
highway driving seems to be between 48 mpg on up to 54 mpg.  However in town
mileage is about 40-45 mpg.  Have talked to the dealer twice.  First call
was informed that I would not get the quoted 60 mpg until break-in of about
3000 miles.  Now that the car has 5000 miles am informed by the same
dealer/service manager that the break-in period is now 15000 miles.

Any suggestions, please.

Still love the car.



Posted by richard schumacher on November 19, 2005, 6:08 pm
 


It will never be that good.  The EPA figures, which the manufacturer is
required to quote regardless of their accuracy, are a lie.

Posted by Telcom 1 on November 30, 2005, 5:15 pm
 Thanks for the help and info on mileage.
sam


Posted by Michelle Steiner on November 19, 2005, 6:10 pm
 

Your dealer doesn't know what he's talking about.

Keep in mind that short trips, especially with long periods of parking
between trips, kills gas mileage.  Don't expect to get better than 30
MPG during the first five minutes of any trip.  If trips last less than
five minutes, that's probably the biggest mileage killer.

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

Posted by A Sherman on November 19, 2005, 10:10 pm
 
"Michelle Steiner" wrote ...

Good point.  I'd say the second biggest mileage killer is high speeds.
I have averaged just under 48 mpg for the first 10 tankfulls.  I have gone
about 3500 miles in my 2005.

Al



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