Looking for MPG Experts

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by Travlpix, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Travlpix

    Travlpix Junior Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    Stamford CT
    2008 Prius

    As research for an upcoming article, I've been asked by John Owens, the editor of Car and Driver magazine, to find some Prius-driving high-mpg gurus willing to pass along tips for stretching gas to the nth degree. Good tips, goofy tips, tips for cold-weather or hot weather, tire tips, advantage of investing in a ScanGauge, etc. -- all will be welcome.

    If there's anyone in the NYC metro area (NY/NE New Jersey/Conn.) who would like to demonstrate his/her driving tips to the editor, that would be cool, too. You might get your name in the magazine, and will almost certainly be treated to a nice lunch.

    Include an email or phone contact in any responses to this post, or email me directly through this forum.

    I have a 2008 Prius Touring, not much mileage on it yet but I drove it from Ct to Kansas City in August. Coming from an SUV, and being something of a fat guy, I was surprised at how comfortable the car is. Everyone talks about mpg (I got close to 50 mpg on the trip, driving the speed limits all the way), but I think many non-hybrid folks overlook the fact that the Prius is a pretty nice car over and above that. So far I have zero complaints.

    Sorry if I've posted this in the wrong area, but "Main" seemed to cover it.


    Mike Smith
  2. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

    Nov 25, 2005
    Huntsville AL
    2017 Prius Prime
    Prime Plus
    If you are going to the Detroit Auto Show next week, I understand there will be a bunch of 'em hanging out there. Send "Danny" a PM and I'm sure he can help on the logistics.

    Bob Wilson