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  1. bradysplace

    bradysplace Junior Member

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    Hi my name is greg and took delivery of a 06 prius about three weeks ago. I have just about 5000 miles on it already and seem to be averaging 48mpg on the interstate ( 70-75 mph) and a over all average of about 51 mpg. That seems to be the best I can do living in a large metro area like Houston tx. To attempt to drive in such a manor that causes the eng. to start as little as possible would be like inviting suicide on these busy streets. So, I have two questions - Is that a reasonable mpg for the circumstances? I have no trouble pairiing my razor to the cars bluetooth but I have alot of problems pairing my treo 650. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JackDodge

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bradysplace @ Aug 31 2006, 03:42 PM) [snapback]312329[/snapback]</div>
    Well, if you want opinions, you certainly came to the right place. We have more opinions than we have Priuses :) It's an illusion, though, thinking that you'll die if you drive slower. I drive 65 in a 70 zone freeway where most drivers go 80-85 and I've had no trouble. Everyone in the country thinks that they live in the only place where most drivers are maniacs but there are lots of maniacs no matter where you are. Not being one of them brings me a lot of peace.
     
  3. Ichabod

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    average of 51 is what most people around here would call "really good" for someone who's not trying to beat any records. Don't give it a second thought.

    5000 miles in 3 weeks though? your commute is from Houston to Los Angeles? ;)
     
  4. Rancid13

    Rancid13 Cool Chick with a Black Prius

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    Greg, it sounds like you're getting fantastic mileage right off the bat! :) It took me a few months of really trying and striving to get a tank above 50mpg and I've only managed to do it a handful of times in the almost-7 months I've had the car.

    I've had no trouble pairing my Razr to my bluetooth, but have no experience with treo's so I'm of no help there.
     
  5. withersea

    withersea DNF is better than DNS

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    That's over 86,000 miles per year. If you don't mind me asking, how do you rack up 5,000 miles in 3 weeks?
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bradysplace @ Aug 31 2006, 02:42 PM) [snapback]312329[/snapback]</div>
    We're all hoping you meant 500 miles. If that's the case, you're ripping it up. Good work!

    Some people push more air into their tires. AC is in my opinion the biggest drain. In Houston, turning it off is not an option, but you can run the temperture up a bit.

    At 5000 miles you'll starting getting the break-in period benefits. I'm not quite there, but I'm already seeing a tangible bump.

    Hope over to the techical threads or do a search for help on the phone...
     
  7. bradysplace

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(withersea @ Aug 31 2006, 03:11 PM) [snapback]312354[/snapback]</div>
    I picked the car up on a sat. and on mon. drove from Houston Tx to Greenville SC then on to West Palm Fla and back to Houston. The balance of the miles is local (local in Texas covers alot of territory)
     
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    I also could pair the Razr perfectly but could not keep the pairing of the Treo 650. It connects for just a few seconds and then it looses it. Fortunately I was able to move fast enough on one lucky try to get my address book in there!
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Dripps @ Aug 31 2006, 03:24 PM) [snapback]312367[/snapback]</div>
    Hi Dripps, just got off the phone with my lexus dealer and he says that there is a download from the treo website that should fix the problem. Apparently they have similiar problems pairing the treo to the lexus product. Let me know if you figure it out...............
     
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    I've got 1500 miles on my new Prius and have gotten 52-53 on several 200 miles trips and about 46-48 around town. I just drive it like any other vehicle I've owned and don't get into the "gotta get max miles" mentality. I think the main reason I get good mileage is that I drive 60 on secondary roads and 72 on interstates....but that's the way I drove the subie we traded in -- although it only got 26 on the same trips :D
     
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    I have a Treo 650 with all the updates. I have absolutely no issues at all. Pairing, transfers of phone numbers from the address book worked flawlessly. Get that update and I am sure you will enjoy using your Treo 650 with your Prius. It is awesome to be able to get weather updates and radar from pre-established bookmarks. Easier to execute than a phone call.
     
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    OMG! Why does everyone have close to EPA! I'm not a maniac driver if anything people say i drive like a 'granny'!

    Greg, you're getting great mileage. Oh i've heard that gasoline quality is a contributor to mpg. Come to Cali!
     
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    I would love 50 mpg!!

    I'm on my third tank with all local short-trip hill-driving and am lucky to pull out 40 mpg!!

    Glad you're here!

    terri
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Green Speed @ Aug 31 2006, 05:13 PM) [snapback]312461[/snapback]</div>
    Only had the car 4 weeks and get an average 41 MPG after 2 tanks of gas and all city driving. Living in Tucson, AZ, NO AC is NOT an option. :blink: I expect to see the average mileage inch up after the break in period and we've gone through a winter (if you can call it that). May get 3 to 4 months of using little or no AC.

    I had no illusions of average mileage up in the 50s, expected it in the low to middle 40s and I'm getting that. If the numbers go higher, I'll be happy but it's not a goal.

    Also someone mentioned being too fixated on the gas mileage and I agree. It's good to already see the money I'm saving on gasoline but I won't let my calculator or spreadheet get in the the way of enjoying my new, Hi-Tech, way cool car. B)
     
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