Michelin Energy Saver A/S Review

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Fuel Economy' started by F8L, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. F8L

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    Now that I am on a PC I can add the photos for that last full tank and what I was sitting at with my second tank before I took it in for an oil change and had to make a bunch of short trips. I'm now struggling to get back to 65mpg indicated. Ugg

    This is the picture I took right before I went to get fuel. The total trip was 524.8miles and 65.3mpg.
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    New tank before the short trips and wind. I am hoping to salvage the tank and get back to 65mpg and 400miles on the return trip home.
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    Those are great numbers especially given your average speeds! It would be nice to not have to go through a catalytic converter warm up everytime the car is powered off.
     
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    I think that is one of the biggest contributors to my numbers. I rarely make short trips. Most trips are 40miles or more. I made a few yesterday and had to have the AC on so I'm stuck at 64.2 right now. I doubt I'll recover. Blah lol
     
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    Ya short trips and sitting still in hot weather are two killers.

    I waited to pick up my wife the other day in 100 degree heat for about 15 minutes with the AC on about 76 and it just killed my FE. It sucked but there was nothing I could do. We were headed to a nice event right afterwards so I didn't want to get sweaty and I couldn't go into any nearby buildings.
     
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    Justin, I was slowly learning to live with my 53ish MPG, and now you go and post mid 60s MPG numbers.

    Bloody tyrant
     
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    It was the only way I could stick it to ya after you went out and purchased such a sweet ride. :p
     
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    If you didn't have the AC blasting for your wife in 100F heat then you would have suffered a whole different kind of loss. I'm glad you made the right choice. ;)
     
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    haha...wasn't just for her, I'm a wuss when it comes to heat. Hate sweating unless I'm working hard or exercising.
     
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    great article thanks.
     
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    26,000 miles+ on my set of Energy Saver A/S, and they still have 7/32" remaining. Pressures have been at 38F/36R.

    Also, I withdraw my comments about the rough ride - a new pair of rear shocks has completely resolved the issue.
     
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    Just bought Michelin Energy Saver A/S today. $492.76 otd at American Tire Depot. I just filled out a $70 rebate at their site so the total cost will be $422.76 in Los Angeles. The ATD site did not work in chrome, but it did work in mozilla. For most cars, if you change your tires with these, the tires will be free over their lifetimes. They look great!!!! you also get a 150 mile towing promotion with Michelin.
     
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    Getting my new Michelin Energy Saver A/S's installed Saturday. Can't wait!
     
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    <<< Is jealous!
     
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    When did you get a PiP?
     
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    In late January. :)

    Once these OE tires wear out ill switch back to the Energy Saver A/S unless something better comes out. I will say that I like the OE Bridgestone Ecopia EP20 better than the OE Yokohama AVID S33D!
     
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    I just installed a set of Michelin ES A/s on my 2010 Prius. I had first had the Primacy MXV4 installed but was unhappy with the drop in mpg and was able to exchange them for the Energy Savers within Costco's 30-day return period. They were extremely hard to come by - my saga is described in the LRR thread so I hope the swap was worth it!
     
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    Please feel free to post your opinion on the differences between the two tires. It may help guide others to the tire that is best for them.
     
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    I sure will, F8L.

    One thing I want to add - you were right about judging the Primacy tire's FE after being driven for a while. I drove a total of 1,000 miles (to the mile) during the 15 days that I had them and the mpg reading did improve. It certainly wasn't as horrible as it seemed when I first got them and I could have lived with the Primacies if I couldn't get the Energy Savers - plus from all I've read they are probably a much better tire for handling winter conditions. However, for me, a major part of the fun of driving the Prius is seeing how many mpg I can squeeze out of it! Up until very recently, my daily commute consisted of driving between 1 and 4 miles to one of the Metro stations and, apart from the occasional long-distance road trip, puttering around town shopping, etc. So, my display at fill-ups would generally be in the mid-forties, and my calculated lifetime average came to only 43 mpg. Once I started my long commutes, the display was showing around 52 mpg at the end of the daily round trip. It's a very hilly trip, some at quite an incline over a long distance, and I generally drive at 60-68 mph - can't go any slower because the speed limits are 55 - 65 and NOBODY drives at the speed limit (in fact, even if I am going 10 mph over the speed limit, there's always some idiot rushing up on my tail - even if I'm not in the leftmost lane.) I usually use cruise control on the long stretches. So 52 mpg is probably pretty good for the driving conditions and speed, don't you think?

    So when I had the Primacy tires installed, on my first round-trip the mpg dropped to 44. After a couple more trips, my best reading was 49. However, on the two trips when I encountered rain, it was down to around 45.

    I am really hoping to see consistent readings well over 50 with the Energy Savers.
     
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    Pretty good chance.

    My wife and I also drive a hilly long route, and I usually best her usual fuel economy by about 10%. I think the main difference is my using 'drive with load' (DWL) a lot more than her. If your route has traffic urging you to go faster DWL is probably not in your future, but otherwise read the tutorial at cleanmpg.com and give it a twirl.
     
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    I just put Michelin's Energy Saver A/S tires on my car. OEM tires were Yokohoma Avids and had about 35K on them. I love the Michelin's so far. Will keep updated.
     
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