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Posted by Michelle Steiner on May 18, 2006, 8:58 pm

If you set your cruise control for 65, you should average about 50 or so.

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

Posted by Kevin on May 23, 2006, 4:34 am

I've only driven my Toyota Camry Hybrid for a few hundred miles of
combined city and highway driving, but my average is 42 MPG which is a
few points above the advertised MPG.

Bob Wilson wrote:

Posted by B. Peg on May 23, 2006, 3:21 pm

You suck.

...but I mean that in a good way...  ;o)

Wish I could do better in my Prius, except I have this damn lead foot
attached to me and if I didn't go with the flow I would be shot at - or
become heir-apparent to various finger messages from other divers.  I
especially enjoyed the "Don't exceed 55mph while new warning from the dealer
as I left to pulled onto I-5 northbound (Yeah, like doing 55 on that won't
get you crushed by a semi in short order).

Enjoy the Camry Hybrid.

Oh, did I say "You suck."  ;o)


Posted by =?iso-8859-1?Q?mark=5Fdigital= on May 15, 2006, 9:05 am

It depends on how you look at it.  The probability of failure for the usual
high ticket items are slim to none. Some items found on a typical vehicle
either don't exist or are very simplified. For instance, there is no
separate starter, and the transmission has only 13 parts versus 300.
I found maintenance to be relatively inexpensive.  The carpets haven't held
on to stains steam cleaning couldn't get out or a simple wet cloth couldn't
get out. So far the only irritating thing has been the fuel door not wanting
to open enough and sometimes I have to solicit the help of another to grab
the door as I pull up on the lever inside. Oh yes, the first set of tires
lasted only 33,000 miles but the replacements have gone 40,000 and still
have a lot of life left. They're a different brand, a little less expensive,
and a little louder.
Every person I've either had approached me or me to them simply are very
happy to have made the jump over to this hybrid. No regrets whatsoever.

Posted by mrv@kluge.net on May 15, 2006, 2:02 pm

Sam Inman wrote:

You can get the US scheduled maintenance guides for any Toyota here:

The vast majority of the the 6 month/5,000 mile services is just an
oil/filter change and a tire rotation.  There are many people who DIY.
(Interval is longer in other countries.)

If you're talking about unscheduled maintenance, note that the Prius
rates very high in Consumer Reports for both a new and a used vehicle.

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