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Posted by Pete Granzeau on January 14, 2008, 8:12 pm

I usually get around 400 miles between fillups.  The MFD will tell you
how many miles on your current tank of gas (I used to reset the trip
odometer on my previous car, but that's not necessary with the Prius).

I have no issues with the seat, so I can't help you there.

Very quickly.

I've only used valet parking once, but that valet knew how to start my
Prius.  He won't be able to start it if you get out of the car, of
course, so he'll ask you for the fob pretty quickly.

While I was hospitalized for 5-1/2 weeks last summer, I had my daughter
turn the smart key sensors off (so the 12V battery wouldn't run down). I
was pretty weak when I got back, so I didn't turn it back on right away.
During that time, I had to take the car in for an inspection, and the
mechanic took the fob and spent about 5 minutes in the car, evidently
trying to get it to turn on.  He finally figured that he had to put the
fob in the slot, and I was able to turn the smart key back on not long
after that.

Posted by richard schumacher on January 16, 2008, 4:47 pm
There is no typical.  The only certainty is, when the last pip on the
fuel gauge starts flashing you must buy fuel immediately.

I never let a valet monkey drive my Prius.

Posted by Pete Granzeau on January 16, 2008, 7:59 pm
 On Wed, 16 Jan 2008 10:47:38 -0600, richard schumacher

I did, at the hospital.  They are all elderly gentlemen, and, I believe,

Posted by Shawn Hirn on January 17, 2008, 3:59 am

Sometime, its damned near impossible to avoid having my car valet
parked, such as when I visit a dear old friend who lives in a high rise
apartment building in Manhattan. In all the times I have visited her, I
have never been able to find on-street parking and all the parking
garages in her area have valet parking.

Posted by Pete Granzeau on January 17, 2008, 10:17 pm

And you have to tip them.  The guys at the hospital don't accept tips.

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