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  • ChrisZ
    Aug 1, 2011
      > From: Kyle Davis <kylesnow@...>
      > Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 15:19:45 -0400
      > To: Yahoo Prius Group <toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: [toyota-prius] Arrived

      > In Florida without the Prius. The trusty Buick got us here, but I can't help bit wonder how you guys drive on highways with speed limits over 70?
      > I was doing almost 80 and getting passed by people pulling trailers and boats.
      > I'm sure it would've made it down here, and saved a forums on gas, too boot. But I think if I do it (take the Prius) next time I'll borrow a red triangle from one of our farmer friends so we don't get run over on our at down here!
      > I do miss it, though. I see several Gen 2 and Gen 3s down here, but haven't seen a Gen 1 since Tennessee.
      > Kyle

      --- In toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com, Stan Horwitz <stan.horwitz@...> wrote:
      > I have no problem driving on highways in my 2008 Prius. I have driven I95 between Philadelphia and Boston several times, and more times than I can remember in Manhattan. No problem at all.

      I have a Gen 1 (2002) and the wife has a Gen 2 (2008), and like Stan I have had no problems at all driving on long road trips on the interstate freeway system. Contrary to what some may believe, the Prius can easily reach and maintain any freeway speed needed. I have read here that a Prius may not be able to keep up a high speed (> 60?) during an extended climb up a mountain-type grade, but I have not experienced that.

      And contrary to popular belief, you will NOT be "run over" while maintaining the speed limit, be it 60 mph or 75 mph.
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