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Posted by Earle Jones on June 11, 2008, 12:12 am
 


The first Prius were sold in Japan in 1997 (eleven years ago!)

The first exported Prius was in 2000 -- this was what is called (in this
NewsGroup) Gen 1.  It was a conventional 4-door sedan style.

From 2004 on, it was Gen 2, which is most of what you see on the street
these days.  It is 5-door (hatchback) body style.

Mine ('05 with about 63,000 miles) has averaged long-term about 49.6
MPG.  I keep a spreadsheet that accounts for *every* gallon of gas and
*every* mile driven.

Far and away this is the best car I have ever owned.

Regarding batteries -- the only ones that have been replaced have been
due to accidents.  There are stories of Prius taxis in Europe with
200,000-plus miles and no battery problems.

earle
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