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Thread: the real Prius gas mileage
09-02-2005 03:26 AM #1
the real Prius gas mileage
Most reviewers keep listing Prius mileage as 60
I've been driving 40 mpg cars for 20 years
> and am very
> careful how I drive to maximize mileage. I have
> driven my 2005 Prius
> for 15,000 miles. Here's what they actually do.
> My 15,000 mile averate is 46.5
> There is of course the possibilty that the 2005
> Prius has been
> changed and doesn't match the mileage of the 2004s,
> but I doubt it.
> I'd like to know if others are getting similar
> mileage. 46 mpg ain't
> all that bad, but it's definitely not what's
> advertised and how
> anyone could fall for the "you get better mileage in
> town (when
> you're driving most of the time in a low gear
> range), is beyond me.
> What am I missing?
> C.F. Keller, New Mexico