Posted by B. Peg on May 14, 2005, 3:27 am
It would be nice if the tank capacity was greater. Seems the gas price
always rises and then backs down a few weeks later. I'd like to catch it at
the second lower dip than during the sharper rise. Might take a month or
two to do it though.
Imagine if it could go all summer on a tank when the prices are high and
then only require gas when the lower winter prices occur.
Posted by Michael Pardee on May 14, 2005, 2:44 pm
If you calculate the difference in actual cost you might decide it is easier
not to think about it ;-)
For example, if you drive 15K miles a year at 45 mpg, you are buying about a
gallon a day. If the price difference during the wildest swings is 25 cents,
you can only save a couple dollars a week. One of the things I appreciate
about the Prius is not worrying about the cost of gasoline - it just isn't
Posted by Johnny on May 18, 2005, 3:50 am
This post makes absolutely no sense. I traded in my Dodge Quad Cab
truck that got 13 mpg with a 26 gallon tank in for a 2005 Prius which I
love with what you are calling a small 11.9 gallon tank. Guess which
one I had to fill up more often?
Posted by Michael Pardee on May 18, 2005, 5:00 am
I'm hearing you! My F350 work truck - manual tranny - has a pair of 15
gallon tanks and makes it 300 miles if I keep the speed down and pray a lot.
The devil of it is the company fuel card has a $0 (about 23 gallons) limit
per location, so I have to fill it up sometimes twice a day (like today). I
don't like to run the tanks below 1/4 if I can avoid it, though, which means
switching tanks after about 100 miles and refilling after about 200. Our
Prius just keeps going and going....
Posted by humin32 on May 18, 2005, 4:31 pm
I had a 1999 Nissan Maxima, with 16 gal tank. That car had a maximum
range of ~400 miles. With my 04 Prius I'm getting ~500 miles out of 10
gallons. I drive ~100 miles/day, I'm very familiar with the range I
get out these cars.