New 05 Prius waves "Hi"

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  1. Mando

    Mando New Member

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    Hi folks,

    I wanted to say "hi" as I became a new owner of an 05 Salsa Red, Cream Leather interior, Pkg 6 Prius a couple of weeks ago. It has 79k, no accidents and fairly clean (a couple of dings here and there). I paid about $14k +taxes. Also comes with CA carpool stickers...nice! :)

    So, I have my first week's stats in. Pretty impressive!...

    Used 6.4 gallons for 334 miles. Avg about 52 mpg. Wow. Less carbon footprint, a BIG plus.

    About $80 per month for gas with the Prius, compared to apprx $210 per month with my 02 Acura MDX (at $3 per gallon, assuming 19 mpg for the MDX (on a GOOD day)).

    I'm loving it. I'm starting to apply some "hypermiling" techniques on my ventures out with the car.

    Two questions...

    1 - I'm trying to find a detail shop in So Cal that uses Zaino as I want to get my Prius detailed. Anyone have any suggestions on a good detail shop that uses Zaino in So Cal?

    2 - I'm going to install a Britax Marathon car seat in the Prius. Any gotchas I should look for?

    Thx!
     
  2. tumbleweed

    tumbleweed Senior Member

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    :welcome:Welcome to PC, Salsa Red is one of my favorite Prius colors I wish it were still available but I think '05 was it's last year on the Prius. You may not get answers to your two questions in this forum. I would suggest reposting them in the Gen II Care, Maintenance forum.
     
  3. Mando

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