Are people really getting 40+ MPG in Gen 2?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Fuel Economy' started by timmyjane, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. NortTexSalv04Prius

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    I am getting between 51-53 and also expecting little upward bump as warmer months and ambient temps go up.
    I should regen more however sometimes vehicles and drivers beyond my sight with less situational awareness always reduce my mpg. Price of fuel is clearly in a upward trend now
     
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    In my last post, I was referring to an Average Speed Cam Zone, not just ordinary speed cams. These actually help your mpg by forcing all the traffic to drive at the approximate same speed, making it easier to use cruise control to regulate your speed.

    Temperatures dipped low to 2c in the morning over the last two days but I’ve still 61.8 mpg on the MFD as of yesterday evening.


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    I actually enjoyed driving in those zones when we were visiting up in Yorkshire a few years ago. If we could get those here, I think it would save a lot of lives.
     
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    I get anywhere from 30 to above 50 depending on the distance. 30 on short short drives but that is still better than the best 25 usually 18 or less I got in town with my Mazda 3. I just drove a 30 minute drive with 1/2 or so at 65 and got 53 but then I also use all the tricks to get better mileage.
     
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    So, I finally got the “peep” warning from The Spaceship” and the flashing last square indicator to go with it; time to refill my tank. I made a beeline for my local Esso Station and filled her up.

    Considering it’s been relatively cold in London with frosty morning starts to my commute, I did manage to get 551 miles out of this particular tank of fuel.
    The MFD showed 61.5mpg (UK).
    I filled up with 42 litres of fuel, so technically I still had 3 litres on board and could have squeezed another 20 miles out at least, but I wasn’t gonna risk it in cold weather.

    It’s more sensible to seek out a refuelling station once you’re on reserve in cold weather, as with a still warm engine, you do have the capability to divert to another station or two IF the ones you targeted have run out. It happens!
    A stone cold ICE will guzzle more fuel initially, reducing your search radius, and possibly putting you in an unexpected “mayday” situation.

    To be honest, during winter, anything over 500 miles is a win win for me, and I’m grateful for it.


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    Data ... posts like yours are not good for me to try to read and understand @ 2:30 am on a Sunday morning. LOL @ ME. I'm asking you PLEASE ... to decode your mileage into actual miles per GALLON for a semi-enlightened Yankee from Chicagoland. TIA for your help.

    Semi-enlightened ... I've consumed a considerate amount of a particular cold malted beverage in the past few hours.

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    There are apps for that, you know, but if you must have your hand held here are the units:
    UK Units US Units
    1 551 miles 551 miles
    2 20 miles 20 miles
    3 500 miles 500 miles
    4 61.5 MPG (UK) 52.2 MPG
    5 42 litres 11.1 US Gal
     
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    I wish we all used metric units. To have not one, but two different imperial gallons is ridiculous. Thank goodness the miles are the same and the feet, who knows, what the size of the foot is from day to day? Quick, how many feet in a mile? If you have to think about for more than 3 seconds, it's time to switch to metric where you just move the decimal point around and names of units tell you where to put the darned thing.

    I grew up on metric in Soviet Ukraine and when I was 15 had to learn the imperial system when my family moved to US. 39 years later I am certainly used to it, but it still bugs me like old battle shrapnel stuck in the side. Every now and again I have to rant about it. Sorry, this was here an now.
     
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    So you moved to the U.S. in about 1980? At that time, the U.S. was actually well on a course to converting to the S.I. metric system.

    Then Ronald Reagan was elected President. The End.
     
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    How many feet in a mile? There should be no need to think at all. 5,280 should come to mind instantly. Unless we're talking nautical miles. How many rods in a league? That I'd have to look up. :ROFLMAO:

    And there is only one imperial gallon. There's also what we call a U.S. gallon. That part, I agree, is absurd. ;)
     
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    Yes, this is one of many conversion factors deeply engraved in my mind, no thought time necessary.

    But then, I also remember other conversion factors such as how many square feet in an acre. Which is just from repetition, not necessary at all, because it has a very short derivation path from the above 5280 feet/mile figure.
     
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    Regardless of how you all manage with using imperial weights and measures in your daily lives (and I for one don't miss the old ways, in the slightest), it sure would be nice in the global community for everyone to be on the same page and not have to remember to make your posts with weight and measures inclusive (if you care to) so no one feels left out.

    If makes the Americans feel any better, the US gal is as near as to 4 litres, so a quart = 1 litre; a pint is 0.5 L (or 500 mL, see how easy that was!) a cup is 250 mL. A fl oz (a single shot) is close to 30 mL; a tbsp is 15 mL; and a tsp is 5 mL. So, as far as volumes go, you'll would probably hardly even notice changing to metric.

    Another bonus, distance would be 1.6x BIGGER, and bigger is always better, right? LOL :LOL::ROFLMAO:(y)

    To make matters worse, fl oz, cups, pints, quarts are all different between the UK and the US due to them being linked (by definition) to their relative gallons. Not to mention that the US has 16 fl oz to the pint whereas the UK has 20 fl oz to the pint. Non-metric weights and measures get more absurd the more you look into it. Every now and again I have to rant about it. Sorry, this was here and now.
     
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    Er, um, really? I think t'other way around? Surely? (Shirley?)
     
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    Yes you're right (as you should be, being from old Blighty!). I've corrected it.

    Does that prove the point, though?
     
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    I've lived on this side of t'Pond for the past nearly 36 years, and it still amazes me that the US of A has yet to catch up with the rest of the world as far as weights and measures go! :rolleyes: - Wil (…whose height happens to be 3.64 cubits or 1.75853228757e-016 light-years)

    Oh, and BTW, regarding the original post, check my fuelly.com entries (…just sayin')!
     
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    You misunderstand -- we are leading the world, not playing catch-up.

    The fact that no one is following us anymore (in more ways than one, now) is a separate issue.
     
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    The argument can be made that we are no longer leading in a lot of areas but we just haven't recognized or acknowledged it yet.
     
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    Po-tay-to vs. po-tah-to ;)

    The mere fact that no one is following us anymore, does little to change our view of our leadership role in our own minds.
     
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    My current Prius is a 2008 that has 427,619km (265,710 miles) on it. It is a retired taxi that has seen better days, but mechanically, is in pretty decent shape. The batteries are all good, and the engine, motor, and drive train have all been well maintained. The body has been smacked around a bit; I've got bodywork that I'm doing on it, etc. that I'll get done over the next year or so. Since we're talking about mileage, I thought I'd through my hat in the ring. Despite the high km's this car has on it, I'm still averaging 4.9L/100km, or 48mpg.

    I live in Tasmania, which is covered in hills and mountains, so the terrain isn't what I'd call the best for economy, yet I am surprised at how well my car actually does in this environment.
     
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    Some people have experienced emergency brakes that don't release all the way. It would be good to check the regular brakes, too. That could easily account for your low mpg.[/QUOTE]

    Shortly after I purchased my '07 I noticed a distinct deceleration even when going down slight hills. Could this be an issue with my emergency brake? I basically have to lightly tap the gas peddle to get it to coast down the hill. Otherwise I'll start to lose speed. Just seemed bizarre.
     
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