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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#794 of 998 low gas mileage in winter..
Feb 03, 2010 (10:15 am)
I have a 2005 prius..Nothing was or is mentioned about cold weather decreases gas mileage..I live in PA and I can count on it dropping to 28-32 miles per gallon..The pruis would be great down south and no hills..then it may get the mileage Toyota claims...Also, Toyota sent me a letter about the floor mats in Nov...told me to take out the front mat and I will hear again from them...next year, 2 years..I like my pruis but never again.
#795 of 998 Re: low gas mileage in winter.. [mac98]
Feb 03, 2010 (2:09 pm)
I will never believe that is a floormat isssue,not in a million years.It's a problem with their software,or maybe with the cruise control.
#796 of 998 Re: low gas mileage in winter.. [mac98]
Feb 03, 2010 (2:10 pm)
I doubt there is a car on the road that uses winter blend gas that doesn't suffer from less mpg in the winter. Look at it the other way, you are getting better than the other fellow that don't have a Prius.
#797 of 998 Prius owners just can't get a brake...
Feb 04, 2010 (7:22 am)
I know plenty of Prius owners who are disillusioned with their cars. Poor fuel economy, software issues, control issues on slippery surfaces. The Prius is a complicated, imperfect product that is proving itself to be a danger to those who drive it.
If you really want to be so green, drive a diesel.
#798 of 998 Re: Prius owners just can't get a brake... [winter2]
Feb 04, 2010 (7:31 am)
I live in central NJ. I noticed that my 2009 Prius gas mileage went from about 50 in the fall to about 44 mpg in the winter. The car has been ok in the snow; it is not too different than my Honda Accord in the snow. I own 2 of them. My wife has still been getting 52 mpg even in the winter. I don't know how she does it.
#799 of 998 Re: Prius owners just can't get a brake... [winter2]
Feb 04, 2010 (7:38 am)
This is an amazing post.. by someone that wishes they owned a Prius. You take all the Prius cars on the road and I'd bet less than 1% don't like their cars. You compare it to any US made car, we have all owned over the years, and it's a much better built car. There is no need to justify that statement any more than had already been done.
Keep the posts like this coming.. perhaps someone will listen.. but not me.
(Oh, I do admit that the US manufacturers / designers of new autos are getting much better.. and that's good for all of us)
#800 of 998 Re: Prius owners just can't get a brake... [scottc3]
Feb 04, 2010 (8:04 am)
I own a 2007 Prius package 2,and I like the car,but am very concerned with the stories about the crazy acceleration problems.Aren't you at least a bit concerned?
#801 of 998 Re: Prius owners just can't get a brake... [winter2]
Feb 04, 2010 (8:20 am)
I couldn't disagree with you more, "winter2"! I''ve owned my 2006 Prius since Feb 2006 (after waiting 2 months for her) and I absolutely LOVE it!!!
#802 of 998 Re: Prius owners just can't get a brake... [scottc3]
Feb 04, 2010 (12:18 pm)
I would not wish a Prius or any hybrid on anyone. I drive a Jeep Liberty CRD which has been exceedingly reliable and economical. I test drove a new Prius in 2005 and every time the drive train transitioned to gas power, I thought I would get whiplash. The car was noisy and lacked the power to climb long hills or get onto busy highways safely.
I also evaluated the Highlander hybrid and found it just as unsatisfactory as the Prius and far more expensive than my Jeep.
#803 of 998 Re: Prius owners just can't get a brake... [winter2]
Feb 05, 2010 (11:31 pm)
Where do you get your info winter2. I have an 07 Prius with 62K+ miles and I am very happy with it. No brakes or electronic issues. The only thing I ever replaced on this car are the tires + routine oil changes. Last I checked, the Liberty CRD is about 3mpg better than the 3.7L gas liberty. The regular gas Liberty that I have driven were noisy also, but does have better pick up than the Prius. I have owned several Toyotas in the past and have been very happy with them.
As for reliability, my cousin had to replace the transmission twice on his 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee now at 130K miles. Chrysler makes more problematic vehicles than most other manufacturers.