Is my mpg low? Or about average

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Fuel Economy' started by Recian, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. ColoradoCrow

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    Sounds like WPB. I lived in Davie Florida and Miami Beach and everybody drives fast down there.
     
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    Of course he didn't. He can't ticket 5000 vehicles per hour. The mass civil disobedience provides herd protection, just as large swarms of birds or schools of fish provide protection from predators.

    I drive plenty of places with no such herd protection, and have witnessed numerous others picked off at much lower overages.
    I sure hope that style of combat driving culture doesn't become universal.
     
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    West Palm? I know I shouldn't ask, cause I've seen a couple of the other wpb's.
     
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    I think I see the issue/problem here.
    Based on your most recent post (quoted) you live in SE Florida. I live in SW Florida. They are light-years apart, not just the length of Alligator Alley.
    Driving here, from Tampa to Naples, is as described above and I-75 is the only highway there is. Yes, some drive faster, but some even slower. This is where everyone's grandparents come to die but they aren't in a hurry to do so.
    I have driven in your area several times and will never do so willing again, at least not on any highway. Life is too short for me to risk it like that. Road rage was invented in Miami-Dade & Broward counties.

    P.S. I like the Volvo better than the Mack but have always had a soft spot for a Kenworth.
     
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    KW's are well-built trucks with questionable powerplants. The fit and finish of the trucks, minus the engines and transmissions, seem to be pretty good.

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    So here's a non-revelation: I unloaded most of the gear and tools from my car a week ago, and I'm getting about three to five MPG better than I was before. It's kind of nice, actually, but eventually the gear will have to go back into the car.
     
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    drive through Denver and people are pushing 80 in a posted 55, then everyone wonders why there’s a wreck bringing traffic to a standstill twice per day. In the case of urban freeways, slow IS fast, because it gets all to our destinations consistently and safely. Fast is expensive, dangerous, and short sighted given its byproduct (crashes) brings the city to a standstill.
    I’m brand new to the Prius game - and I’m finding the urge to crawl is seductive. I have to push myself to not be a jerk to those behind me. So far I’ve got an indicated 57mpg average on just a few hundred miles. When conditions grant it, I’ll turtle along and grab a 65-70 mpg ride, but I’m not trying to be a roadblock for sure.
    What’s people’s assessment of the computer indicator vs math at the pump? Is there a big variance?
     
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    My actual MPG is always higher when I measure what I put in at the pump than what the computer shows...probably 4-6 mpgs. Since I never "top off" my tank when filling (overfilling can put fuel into the vapor canister, ruining it) I will stop when the pump auto-shuts off. (I do change it to the slower fill speed when I know it's almost full.)
     
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    That’s very unusual. Usually the other way.
     
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    I'm seeing about a 2 to 3 MPG difference lower when doing the math from the pumps.
     
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    I will have to recheck mine!!!
     
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