New 2014 Prius Four owner!

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by tenortodd, May 27, 2014.

  1. tenortodd

    tenortodd Junior Member

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    Hi all,

    After 2 months of research for a new vehicle, my wife and I bought a 2014 Prius Four this Memorial Day weekend (in the US). We had a Hyundai Elantra and a Honda Element. My wife stays home, so she has the Element, while I commute 66 miles round-trip to work in the Hyundai. It gets 27mpg.

    I was looking maximum fuel economy and something that was really long-term reliable.

    We chose the Prius and bought ours on Sunday, trading in the Element. I got 47mpg average on the drive home Sunday night (55 miles). I chose to buy at a Carmax dealer so I wouldn't have to deal with all the pressure and haggling.

    I purchased the Husky floormats and cargo mats last night, which I think are the only accessories I need.

    Anyway, looking forward to chatting on this forum.
     
  2. B. Roberts

    B. Roberts Hypah Milah! Ayuh.

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    Great commuter car... especially passing by all those fuel stations. Have loved ours as commuter and long distance travel car. Enjoy... and post pictures when you can!
     
  3. HaroldW

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    Welcome and congrats on your new purchase. I have a 2014 as well. My highway average is 53 mpg and in town much higher numbers. I have a 2006 as well. Both cars are great. 14 gives more f.e. . H
     
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  4. tenortodd

    tenortodd Junior Member

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    Thanks! Yeah, I stopped 3 times per week for gas in Hyundai(!!). I'm hoping for once on the weekends or less...
     
  5. ibmoses

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    Greetings, just bought a leftover 2013 Prius "two", yesterday.
    Love it so far.
    This will be my new DD. For the last three years I have been DD a 09 Corvette so this will be a big change.
     
  6. JimboPalmer

    JimboPalmer Tsar of all the Rushers

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    Welcome To PriusChat! I hope you enjoy your Prius as much as I have enjoyed mine!
     
  7. stephensprius

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    Welcome! what color?
     
  8. wjtracy

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    Welcome to PC where all members are Politically Correct .....<not>.
    Did you say what state in your profile? It helps. Nice to hear someone bought a car on Mem Day, soon we hear May auto sales results.
     
  9. engerysaver

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    Welcome to PriusChat!! (y)
    You will LOVE your Prius :love: for passing up all those gas stations!!
    Once you learn the tricks to drive your Prius; expect to get higher MPG:cool:.
    Reading PriusChat will help you a lot.:)
     
  10. tenortodd

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    Thanks all. My Prius is white. I just filled up my tank for the first time, after 9 days of driving...49 mpg and 460 miles. Nice!!!!! SOOOOOOO much better than filling up every 3 days...
     
  11. DrPepperholik

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    Welcome! Is it Blizzard Pearl white? If so you should join the Blizzard Brigade! You'll love the gas savings. I just filled up today after 2 weeks of driving and fill ups only cost me around $30.

    Blizzard Brigade
     
  12. KennyGS

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    Congratulations & welcome! I also just purchased a 2014, and am still loving it. Please post a pic of yours when you get a chance.
     
  13. tenortodd

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    I filled mine up for the very first time a couple of days ago. The guy next to me had an F250 4x4 and offered to fill my tank if I filled his. I politely declined. :cool:

    I've been getting a lot of comments and questions about it. It's a bit suprising how little people know about this car, or even hybrids in general.
     
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    I don't understand why everyone is not driving a Prius:confused: . H
     
  16. engerysaver

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    I agree!!
    Lots of people have pick-ups, but do not use them for work.:(
     
  17. Par Avion

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    Just bought a 2014 Prius myself on the 31st. Love it so far!
     
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    :)Congratulations on your new Prius. Where in Virginia are you located?
     
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    ...me?...I am in Fairfax Co...north Va.
     
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    I also bought a new 2014 Prius Four and am enjoying it. Great car! I appreciate all of the great information I have read here so far. Thank you.

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