NEWBIE, 2013 V TWO

Discussion in 'Prius v Main Forum' started by LARRY O, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. LARRY O

    LARRY O New Member

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    I purchased a 2013 Prius v two a couple of weeks ago that's in great shape with 73,200 miles on it. The body is in excellent condition, not even a ding in it. I filled it up Yesterday and made a 60 mile trip, about 40 miles on open road going 60 mph. According to the trip computer I got exactly 52 mpg. I'll check it the old fashion when I filler her up again. The only question I have is it seems to have a very slight hesitation occasionally when going down the highway. Has anyone else experienced this sensation? I'm use to driving a 2001 RAM 1500 with jacked up suspension that gets 10 mpg so driving the Prius is like being in a Lexus. The only thing I have to do is put a 8 way power drivers seat in it. My back is like 20 miles of bad road.
    Larry O
     
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  2. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    congrats and welcome!

    the feeling you get is usually the engine firing and spinning as you need power with the battery. a lot of newbies notice this, but you get used to it after awhile.

    all the best!(y)
     
  3. rjparker

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    You can watch the power screen that shows the electric motor on/off status and get an idea if the hesitation is actually the motor. I don't feel anything at speed but the gas engine will shutoff on any downhill or slowing situation even at speed. For the seat, try a lumbar cushion (just the pillow version).
     
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