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#73 of 75 Re: Only 29.8 MPG? [cheryl06prius]
May 14, 2007 (6:34 pm)
Actually, I have never been able to get less than 47mpg. I am able to average around 50, despite having to drive on the highway for more than 20mi of my daily 35mi commute. When I picked up the car in Kansas and drove to Oklahoma, and then on to Dallas, I drove on the highway at no less than 55 and no higher than 105 - I still got 51.3. This is confirmed by the onboard computer against my long hand. I chk'd the tire pressures before I left town and they were adjusted to stock pressures. However, the mileage did drop somewhat when I had to refuel in DFW with the 10% Ethanol blend mandated by the Fed/State. About 2mpg. Gas here is $2.769 if you hunt for it.
#74 of 75 Re: Only 29.8 MPG? [pathstar1]
Mar 11, 2008 (12:31 pm)
Thx for the tip, but what are the lessons involed in knowing the correct way of driving Prius -- pray tell... Thx!