1 year - 40,104 miles - 50.89mpg

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by daronspicher, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. daronspicher

    daronspicher Active Member

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    Those stats pretty much tell the story. I round trip 130 miles a day during the week to work.

    It's an ok car after having spent this much time in it. I really enjoyed and really loved my F250 diesel pickup. The car is just ok.

    I tracked the pickup during the delay in delivery of the prius so I could compare those numbers against the Prius and get a "What would have been" picture. The prius saved me about $4300 in fuel over this first year.

    I did 8 oil changes at the 5k intervals. I rotated the tires myself at 10k, 20k, and 30k. They are due again now at 40k. I put new air filters in the engine and cabin air at 20k and 40k.

    That's about it on the year. It was a bit disappointing at 10 months watching the 3/36k warranty expire. I sure hope the car just keeps running many more 10's of thousands of miles.

    I put up a 1 year page if anyone is interested in the pictures.

    Time to crack out another 40k over the next year!
    B)
     
  2. Rick Grahn

    Rick Grahn New Member

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    I used to commute from Naperville to east Skokie every day. Averaged just under 49 MPG. Looks like you either live or work in/near Naperville. I fill up at some of the same gas stations as do.

    This car seems perfectly made for Chicagoland traffic!
     
  3. Soylent

    Soylent The v isn't a station wagon! It's just big boned

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    I'd like to add another happy story... 14,000 miles in 6 months. Average 47-48 MPG, mostly highway. At 74mph or more, I get about 46-47 mpg. At 70mph and less, I get about 50mpg. This car is awesome :)
     
  4. daronspicher

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Rick Grahn @ Feb 16 2007, 05:58 AM) [snapback]391354[/snapback]</div>
    Yup, I'm out west of Oswego, commuting to Bannockburn.. Just when I thought it was odd, I find another guy a mile from me going to North Field and another one that's 5 miles closer to I88 who's 15 feet away in another cube. We really need to mainstream the work-from-home telecommute theory.

    Is anyone else on here running the wheels off their prius on a power-commute? Anyone near 40k a year or more?
     
  5. Proco

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(daronspicher @ Feb 16 2007, 01:33 PM) [snapback]391602[/snapback]</div>
    Well, I'm not doing quite the 130 miles round trip that you are. I'm only doing about 100 in standard NJ highway traffic. I picked mine up at the beginning of 7/06 and am closing in on 20k.

    Not as powerful as your commute, but certainly putting on more miles than I'm used to!
     
  6. subarutoo

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    I put just over 25,000 in my first year, and have never had a car so trouble-free, quiet and comfortable. Its also fun to drive, but in a different way than my other cars. To anybody that asks, "Why did you buy a hybrid?", I answer, "Why would you not?"

    I have a 45 mile each way commute, mostly all freeway, some times I get over 80 mph, and sometimes, not, but I am always in the high 40's, low 50's mpgwise. Great car, I love it.
     
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    Bought my prius January 2 2007 and drive 145-150 miles monday thru friday. I'm hoping my car holds up as long and as well as my grand am did. I retired the grand am at 275,000 miles. No major mechanical work was done on the car except one water pump and two timing chains that I installed myself.
     
  8. daronspicher

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    Do you guys find yourself wishing they put a 17 gallon tank on this car? Seems that I'm stopping for gas a lot, especially in the winter. Even in the warmer months when I get 500+ miles on a tank, I do wish for about 3 more gallons each fill up.

    Oh well, if they gave me 14 gallons, I'd be asking for 20.
     
  9. Rick Grahn

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    I know it would be about 40-50 lbs more, but 15 gallons would be perfect for me. Imagine a 750 mile range (sometimes greater)!
     
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