500+ Mile Happiness - First Tank

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Fuel Economy' started by csp1971, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. csp1971

    csp1971 Junior Member

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    I'm impressed. This car is more than I thought it would be. I've been careful how I've been driving the first couple weeks of ownership and finished it up with a 561.7 mile tank, 59.9 mpg. On refill, down to the flashing light, I refilled at approximately 9.4 gallons.

    Of course, the weather has been great, 70's and 80's, and only used the A/C a few times. I also have the Yokohamas (26k) that came with it inflated all the way around to 38 psi.

    prius first tank up.jpg
     
  2. Whiteyprius

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    Great job! Welcome to PC & Prius ownership - most fascinating car on the road! Happy Trails!
     
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    great first tank!
     
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    well done!(y)
     
  5. csp1971

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    Thanks! The wife thinks I'm overly fascinated with the mpg on all my trips now.
     
  6. Whiteyprius

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    Tell her she can buy clothes with all the money you're saving on gas - She'll praise your OCD.

    Q10 ? 2
     
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    That's great news!
     
  8. Fred Guerin

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    500 miles + can't wait the day it will happen to me, out here in Quebec 600kms is a big deal to me.
    I am fighting with winter tire, snow, cold temp....
     
  9. csp1971

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    I can't even imagine the temps you guys have that far north. They have been bad here, but I've been surprised that since I put on winter tires, non-lrr, back in November, my gas mileage hasn't been too bad. I'm still averaging about 48mpg even with the winter tires. I'm looking forward to spring though!
     
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    can't wait until I see my first 500 tank... I'm happy right now to be stretching 400+ before one pip starts flashing at me. not sure I'd be willing to try 500 on a tank in the winter time.
     
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