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119192RE: [toyota-prius] Prius on the highway, was: Arrived

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  • Jerry Gmail
    Aug 1 6:31 PM
      I can tell you that I have owned much slower cars than the Prius I now
      drive.
      I usually travel at 75 on the freeways but if the flow is faster, 80 is not
      uncomfortable.

      OTOH once when I had all day to get to point B and I wanted to see what MPG
      I could attain at a lower speed, I tried to drive home on the freeway at 55.
      I used to think that 85 was scary. But 55 is way over the fear limit. I
      will likely never try that speed again.

      Google Jer
      Woodhaven, Mi


      -----Original Message-----
      From: toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com [mailto:toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Ed
      Sent: Monday, August 01, 2011 10:46 AM
      To: toyota prius list
      Subject: [toyota-prius] Prius on the highway, was: Arrived

      Chris Z wrote: 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.




      I too put many highway miles in a Gen 1/2001 Prius.... it had no problem
      going as fast as I asked it to, even on the slightly mountain type
      grades in Tennessee.

      Ed


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