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    Prius Experience

    After 3 months and 7,000 miles with my Prius Touring model, I am convinced that the policy/media pundits are determined to dismiss the Prius as yet another PC symbol - something out of charecter with mainstream American thinking. And GM is clearly misleading the public with its halfhearted efforts - throwing in an oversize starter motor/alternator combination under the hood of regular Saturn models and callling them "hybrids."
    My Prius averages 50 MPG, carrrying four people at over 70 MPH. Last week I was rearended at about 30 MPH by a 92 Chrysler New Yorker. Amazingly, the the rear bumper protected me and the car, and the repair bill is about $1,500 - imagine what it would be if it were a Volvo or a Mercedes!
    JRR

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    Prius Experience

    what kind of mileage were you getting at 2500 miles I hardly ever go 70 and i still can't get 50 mpg.

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    Getting over 50 mpg

    Getting over 50 mpg is quite easy if you want to. Do the following:
    1) Inflate the front tires to 42 psi.
    2) Inflate the rear tires to 40 psi. Check these at least once every three weeks or more often.
    3) Spend time in the right lanes instead of the left lanes where reasonable. 4) Accelerate evenly. Note the key word is even, not necessarily slow. The Prius engine and battery like to optimize at a given pedal position. If this position is changing constantly, it is harder to optimize. The one driving habit that really distracts from good mpg is moving the gas all over the pedal range quickly.
    5) Coast, then brake. The Prius will really run up the MPG by coasting when you see that red light in the distance. In a conventional car, red means "anger". In a Prius, red means "relax".

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    PRius BUZZ

    The Prius is horrable for America

    You need to buy 4 Toyota what one American Car puts back into this country.

    ITs sad when people sell out there country to be "In Style"

    When people dont relize these cars millage is fake and how buying this over priced add event is terrable.

    Toyota is a horrable company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geisemann View Post
    The Prius is horrable for America

    You need to buy 4 Toyota what one American Car puts back into this country.

    ITs sad when people sell out there country to be "In Style"

    When people dont relize these cars millage is fake and how buying this over priced add event is terrable.

    Toyota is a horrable company.
    I have read your other posts as well as I have been checking out this forum and still can't figure out why you bother. They are pathetic with little accurate data. Does someone pay you to be here? If you hate these cars why are you on here polluting the constructive threads that are taking place. Take a turn for the better and get on some Ford or GM sights and say something positive rather than spend your days waisting everyone else's time on hybrid sights giving negative misinformation.

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