Re: [toyota-prius] Prius Doesn't pencil out? - Please Advise
- 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.
501 Portola Road #8008
Portola Valley CA 94028
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>> 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.And anyone who drives regularly in -20ºC weather *really* should have a block heater....
> 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.
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