$875 Auction Prius First Tank

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Fuel Economy' started by hyp3rmil3r, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. hyp3rmil3r

    hyp3rmil3r Junior Member

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    Brought my 05 home with 224k and a full tank of fuel from the auction. Drove 319 miles and filled up to full from 2 bars of gas. Car took 6.4 gallons before reaching full. 49.85MPG in freezing weather with low psi leaking tires!
     
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    PriusGuy32 Prius Driver Extraordinaire

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    Ha. Your story sounds like mine, with my 2007 that I just recently sold. Purchased it for $2k, had 212k miles. Sat in a garage for about a year, 12v battery dead. Put new 12v in, drove it home, was getting 59mpg on the highway!! Next morning, check tires, they are shot, but all had around 26psi in them. :eek:

    Kept the car for about 8 months, sold it to a friend who I converted and bought my 2015 Four with 14k miles, making my Prius Four my Fourth Prius! hehe
     
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    @PriusGuy32 hey interesting, I suspect my 12v may be dead as well...I had the car parked at an airport for a week after using it for about a month. Now my radio won’t turn on at all? Did you notice any other oddities before replacing yours?
     
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    PriusGuy32 Prius Driver Extraordinaire

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    Well, I did not notice any oddities because I had to replace the 12v with a new one just to be able to drive it home; buuuuut in my past experiences and being my second Gen 2, I would not be surprised if it were somehow related to a marginal/dying 12v. I purchased my 12v at O'Reilly's Auto with a family members discount. I would've preferred a Genuine Toyota replacement but it was a deal I could not pass.
     
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    @PriusGuy32 appreciate the information, I’m definitely going to take a look!
     
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    Progress on the current tank in sub 30 degree weather. Car seems to be doing great for nearly a quarter million miles knock on wood.

    Last tank was 361 miles, averaged only 45mpg with a lot of short trips.
     
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    Filled the tank up with a solid 1 bar and here’s how far it went! I’m amazed with how well this car runs.

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    Heres the receipt snap, calculated 51.36mpg, this car killed it. Not even 8.5 gallons for 433 miles, I’m impressed.
     
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