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Re: [toyota-prius] Prius Doesn't pencil out? - Please Advise

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  • Earle Jones
    ... * Not bad, Jim – but you can do better. earle * ... _______________________ Earle Jones  501 Portola Road #8008 Portola Valley CA 94028
    Message 1 of 121 , Jul 24, 2013
      On Jul 24, 13, at 2:14 PM, Jim Saklad <jimdoc@...> wrote:

      > > My 2005 Prius has covered 116,523.8 miles and has used 2,370.571 gallons of gasoline.
      > > That's a long-term average gas mileage of 49.15.
      > >
      > > If you are getting 40 MPG, something is broken.
      > > earle
      >
      > Since August 2009 I put 62351 miles on using 1342.5 gallons costing $4242.
      > That averages out at 46.45 mpg.
      >
      >
      *
      Not bad, Jim – but you can do better.

      earle
      *
      > __,_._,_

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      501 Portola Road #8008
      Portola Valley CA 94028
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    • Jim Saklad
      ... And anyone who drives regularly in -20ºC weather *really* should have a block heater.... -- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jim
      Message 121 of 121 , Aug 13, 2013
        >> I have a 2007 Prius and a 2012 Prius V and have never gotten anywhere near 30 mpg. Both cars always get 40 mpg or better. The only situation where I could imagine this happening is if the car is driven only a mile or two each way to work or the store and nothing else.
        >
        > A 18 km (~11miles) commute (each way) in -20C weather could easily get in the mid-low 30s. The engine just would never get up to temp, and there would likely be some snow on the road to increase rolling resistance.

        And anyone who drives regularly in -20ºC weather *really* should have a block heater....

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        Jim Saklad mailto:jimdoc@...
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