Prius Prime oil change frequency?

Discussion in 'Prime Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by scm2000, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. draheim

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    You're certainly entitled to your opinion but I don't agree (if you change "never" to "almost never"). The Prime is perfect for a person like me who for the most part makes short in-city trips of 25 miles or less but goes on the occasional 300- to 1,000-mile road trip (and who wants only one car). I was usually averaging less than 40 MPG in my 2010 Prius, because the warm-up cycle took almost as long as most of my trips. A regular Prius is fine for folks who do a lot of freeway driving but that isn't me.
     
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  2. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Lapsed Cargo Cultist

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    Just a thought: have a Hybrid Vehicle day, say once a week, purposefully?
     
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  3. alanclarkeau

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    I agree - for your driving, PRIME is ideal. Your daily commute should use EV mode for most of the trip, maybe it might use the ICE toward the end occasionally. But, you've got the advantage that you can jump in and drive to Florida without worrying about charging continually.

    I'm in much the same situation, and seriously considered a PlugIn - but here, there were almost no alternatives (Merc, BMW, AUDI or a Mitsubishi Truck or multi$$$ Volvo). My most common commute is 40-50km, I have SOLAR on my roof and overnight charging rates are good here. Next time - we don't get PRIME, but IONIQ is about to land here, along with some others soon after hopefully.
     
  4. Blue-Adept

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    I will do mine at 5 k. Time and temp in Michigan is extreme.
     
  5. alanclarkeau

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    What sort of time do they use in Michigan? Just intrigued, never having been there.
     
  6. westy72658

    westy72658 Jim Coleman Toyota in Bethesda, Maryland

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    Could you explain what you mean by enhance your experience?
     
  7. TinyTim

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    I will field that question. The dealers setup these repair assistant stations. Lot's of them. To remind you that after your warranty expires they will attempt to enhance your experience by trying to invent problems and try to nickel and dime your investment in Toyota cars.
     
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