My first 712+ miles per tank of gas

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Fuel Economy' started by Murali, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Murali

    Murali Junior Member

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    I am loving my Prius more and more every day. It shows 64.6 MPG on the display. Here are the different parameters.

    Average temperatures: 80 to mid 90 degrees F.
    City/Hwy Driving: 90% City and 10 % Hwy
    Average speed: 29 MPH
    Tires: Bridgestone Ecopia LRRs
    Tire pressure: 44PSI all four.
    Daily commute: 17.3 miles one way.
    Air conditioner in the car: On 80% of the time.
    Stereo: 100% of the time with my added 600 watt sub.

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  3. Murali

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    Very nice numbers. Would you mind posting what you have your A/C set on (temp and auto on/off)?

    Enjoy the ride!
     
  5. Murali

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    Thank you. Usually I leave A/C auto on around 78 degrees. The fan speed will be on second dot (right after LO) or on LO most of the time.
     
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  6. Son of Gloin

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    GREAT numbers, Murali! I'm "voluntarily" unemployed, but there are times I actually wish I had a daily commute such as yours; 17 miles each way in, hopefully, reasonably light / flowing traffic. I say this because on those occasional days that I combine three-or-more errands and end up driving 15+ miles in Mithril over the course of a couple of hours, he frequently "thinks" he's averaged 60-65 mpg for the duration ... and sometimes MORE! ( Such results, of course, are during the "warmish driving season" that runs from March to October around here. ) My, how THAT would help his lifetime MPG of a measely 50.1 !!!

    PS - Just noticed you're a fairly new member with just 12 posts to your credit ... WELCOME!
     
  7. Murali

    Murali Junior Member

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    Thank you very much. I love your writing style. There are certain times I think that I am crazy to think my Prius is not just a car (more than a car). After reading posts like these, I feel better :)
     
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