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    ZitterZap New Member

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    Hi All,

    I have been around these forums for a couple of months now. I bought ravenmaniac's Prius in Feb from Washington and got it shipped to Houston.
    It is an awesome car and I got an awesome deal on it. I know the pics are due. So here they are.

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    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

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    That's one heck of a car that sip regular gas for $6.5k.
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    Tarams New Member

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    Congrats Zitter! :) It looks great ... & I like the "Prius" detailing on the side ;)
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    ZitterZap New Member

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    Thanks,
    All credits to ravenmaniac.
    I have yet to make any changes to the Prius but currently I am not planning for any. Need to save money atm.
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    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    Is it a low mileage car? I ask because it looks very clean for an '05.
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    ZitterZap New Member

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    Nope 222,500 miles when I bought it.
    223k + miles currently.
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    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    Jesus! It is incredibly clean for so many miles. :)
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    Hal W New Member

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    Yes it sure does look good! I have a 06, but no leather. Was that a dealer added ? Hal
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    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

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    It is strange to see a tape deck in a Prius!

    What MPG are you getting?
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    ZitterZap New Member

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    Nope katzkin.
    Original owner got it installed in 2009 for around $1200
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    Love the tape deck. Would swap it any day for the CD player as the 2005 doesn't have an AUX.

    I got 48.9 MPG (on the display) 46.6 (in reality from the trip meter divided by the fillup) on a tank of gas. But this included my 20 miles one way commuting. Waiting 10 minutes everyday on co-workers to carpool.
    Best I have got is 56 MPG on a 50 mile one way highway trip. I was cruising all the way between 65 to 70 MPH. I got 53 MPG on return.

    I have noticed that once the engine is hot I get great MPGs. Unfortunately with the current temperatures I only reach that efficiency towards the end of my daily commute but that should improve in the summer.
    Houston freeways are very straight but there are a lot of climbs and rolls because the intersections are going under the freeway. I think it hurts the MPG a lot as I see the engine come up when the car is climbing and then shut down when it is going downhill. I drive on cruise control 90% of the time for comfort purposes.
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    Thanks. Even at 223k+ miles, you are still beating EPA MPG figure.
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    Congratulations! What a great buy!
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    WOW! She still looks beautiful!! Zitter, do you know the words to the song, "Take good care of my Baby!"....LOL

    Pics look good. Good to hear that you are enjoying the Prius ownership "experience" :) Have a great evening! When the Mini gets over 200k miles on it, I'll give you a heads up...
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    caffeinekid Duct Tape Extraordinaire

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    Funny you should mention that. When I bought my 2005, I made the same observation about the CD player. Music content has been digitized for the masses since before 2000 and the standards were pretty well established around then- mp3, wav and m4a. I was surprised then and I STILL see CD players in new vehicles.
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    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

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    Yea, 6 disc changers. Please...

    Tape decks co-existed with CD players because people had their music on the tapes. We now have the same situation with the CDs and digital players.
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    My car looks exactly same, clean and all, except for rims, antenna and a cargo mat. I pretty much keep everything stock at 122,000 miles. Good job keeping it so clean. :)

    What maintenance have you done so far on it?

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