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    Lenwood New Member

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    my gas gauge was down to 2 bars today.my distance to empty read 2 miles till I run out. What's up with that? Anybody experience this?:confused: I filled up and it took 9gallons
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    Kirkuleez New Member

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    Yup, that's normal with the c. I usually get a little over 8 gallons.
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    cwerdna Senior Member

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    SageBrush Senior Member

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    I see the same thing in my CTh. My days of trying to run the tank almost dry are over, so I try to add fuel within about 20 miles of the car request.
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    WX4GPS Junior Member

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    when your range hits 0 then the last bar will be only light and it flashes, Ive driven 20-30 miles after range hit 0 no problems and still only took about 9 gallons. so its very conservative.
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    outhouse Member

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    same her but only took 8.5 gallons.
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    hpauly Junior Member

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    Well tonight driving home my range was less then 5km and the single bar came up flashing, and I was at a gas station within 2km.
    So thinking that 0km left would mean the tank was pretty much empty I filled the car and was surprised to see that it only took 31.7L to fill the tank.
    The car specs indicate that the tank is a 36L size so I had about a 4l reserve, which is enough to go another 100km.
    Not that I would try that.
    I see some people on Feully getting over 800km on their vehicles. I would like to know how they managed that has the best I could do before it hit 0 range was 717km
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    sph101 XTAC3

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    Most cars have between 1 & 2 gals of gas in reserve when they show empty or the idiot light comes on.
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    SquallLHeart The Techie Guy

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    the miles indicated on the info screen isn't the range of when the gas runs completely out.. it is used as a guide.. and it says "cruising range".. which isn't the same as "range before gas is empty"... besides... there's always going to be a reserve.

    you shouldn't push it too much though.. but you can still get 60+ miles after the cruising range goes to zero and the gas light starts blinking at you.
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    walter Lee Hypermiling Padawan

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    I programmed my ScangaugeII to display the amount of fuel I have left in my 2010 Prius gasoline tank using the Xgauge Flv. Strangely or maybe not so strange - the Flv display level seems to changes with the angle of declination the Prius . The Flv reading fluctuates more often than the Prius MFD and normally display a higher amount/level going uphill and lower amount/level for going downhill.
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    donny612 "Captain Jack Sparrow"

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    I've never taken gas guages or even trip computers as "gospel" particularly where empty is concerned. I generally refuel on or about 1/4 tank. Especially when I'm somewhere where I don't know where the next station is, and because I'm used to a full size V8 truck that only got 15 mpg, so having a gallon or two left is much more crucial.
    In the case of my C, with two bars remaining, I'm beginning to look for a gas station anyway, but at a much more relaxed pace. I always fuel at MY convenience...not the car's!;)
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    Oldwolf Prius Enthusiast

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    Well, since the C has 10 bars on the tank gauge, and holds nearly 10 gallons, I'm hoping one bar = one gallon.
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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    And I was hoping that maple trees dropped leaves of real gold.

    I've never seen a linear gas gauge. There is no reason to expect one on the Prius c.

    Tom
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    Oldwolf Prius Enthusiast

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    Like I said, I am hoping....:rolleyes::D
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    nutleyfrisbee New Member

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    I have the same red Prius C. How are you getting 58 MPG ??
    Whats your secret ?
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    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    A different commute? Slower speeds? Hypermiling? As they say, your mileage may vary. :)
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    Surrylic Junior Member

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    brucepmiller Member

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    My indy mechanic advises to fill up before you get too fumes to keep from burning out your fuel pump. His mantra: "run from the top half, not the bottom half."
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    Oldwolf Prius Enthusiast

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    I have a Gen2 also so when I bought my C I already had a lot of HSD experience. What works well on the Gen2 seems to also apply to my C.
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    mremaximus "I can't wait to start hammering people" Bubbles

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    Does the C tell you estimated mileage for a tank? How come I haven't seen this...

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