Woohooo just got mine today (3/18)!!

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by jhev1, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. jhev1

    jhev1 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    10
    1
    0
    Location:
    CT
    Vehicle:
    2009 Prius
    Hi everyone,

    I have been lurking for a couple of weeks, once I decided to get a Prius. I just picked up my 2009 pk 3 today. So far so good, drove about 40 miles today. I will be putting close to 200 on tomorrow. I would have driven more today but I had to install my Sirius, priorities!! Can't drive without tunes afterall. This is a great site, I have already learned a lot on here.
     
  2. SaintLouisPrius

    SaintLouisPrius New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    13
    0
    0
    Location:
    St. Louis
    Vehicle:
    2009 Prius
    :welcome: Welcome to the forum, jhev1. Congratulations on your purchase.
     
  3. a priori

    a priori Canonus Curiosus

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2007
    3,083
    405
    23
    Location:
    Chicagoland (West)
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    V
    Congratulations! Don't forget to post your first impressions -- and pics if you have them.
     
  4. geeky teacher

    geeky teacher New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    393
    7
    0
    Location:
    West Suburban Chicago
    Vehicle:
    2007 Prius
    Congrats! I've had mine for over two years and still get a thrill every time I drive my "little red happy pill". May you have many happy drives too!
     
  5. usbseawolf2000

    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2004
    14,487
    2,986
    0
    Location:
    Fort Lee, NJ
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    I have over 90k miles on my 06 and I still look forward to drive it to work! Experience the FULL hybrid.
     
  6. wb9tyj

    wb9tyj 2017 Prius Prime Advanced

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    389
    93
    0
    Location:
    Indiana and Nevada
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced
    Welcome to the site...make sure your tires are 42psi front/40psi back....and have fun...
    once you get it warmed up...try driving from 38-41mph and see if you can get into "warp stealth" and watch your mileage go up....
     
  7. EZW1

    EZW1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    719
    79
    7
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2016 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Four Touring
    I use warp-stealth as much as possible. I typically get 56-58mpg.

    I must tell you, I was on cloud-9 for a month when I bought mine.
     
  8. Ytsejamer1

    Ytsejamer1 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    79
    6
    0
    Location:
    Somersworth, NH
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    I took myself and three other guys down from Dover, NH to Burlington, MA for a conference with one our resellers...Car averaged about 46MPG on the highway...the guys were very comfortable in the back. Not really a surprise around here, but thought it was worth mentioning.

    I too put the Sirius in yesterday and its great to have it work well with the stock OEM head unit. You get the SCC1 and TOYSC1 combo?
     
  9. boppo

    boppo Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    799
    138
    0
    Location:
    Owego, NY
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    II
    What is the warp-stealth? Do I have this on my 2006? I hope it works better than os2-warp. :)
     
  10. penquin230

    penquin230 "Golden Hawk"

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    85
    12
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    IV
    Anything works better than os2-warp
     
  11. boppo

    boppo Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    799
    138
    0
    Location:
    Owego, NY
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    II
    those were the days that ibm thought they had a better mouse trap then poor old bill gates. :)
     
  12. jhev1

    jhev1 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    10
    1
    0
    Location:
    CT
    Vehicle:
    2009 Prius
    Thanks for the warm welcome guys. I have no idea what stealth warp is, but it sounds like something I would like.

    As far as the Sirius, I have the Stilletto 2, so I don't know if that applies. I love my radio as I can take it with me and use it as an MP3. I pretty much listen to 2 stations, so I don't really switch often.

    I didn't go as far as I though today, only 100 miles. So far so good. I'll post some pics over the weekend.
     
  13. Ytsejamer1

    Ytsejamer1 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    79
    6
    0
    Location:
    Somersworth, NH
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Stealth Mode is what I think I found a few days ago. Right around 37-42MPH, you can kind of glide a bit and VERY carefully put pressure on the gas pedal. The car kind of coasts in electric mode at about 80-99mpg...and you can hold that steady pretty much as long as you want on a relatively flat run of road...and as long as traffic allows! :) That's my take on it...
     
  14. Bill1

    Bill1 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    54
    1
    0
    Location:
    Atlantic Beach, FL
    Vehicle:
    2009 Prius
    Welcome Jhev1 - enjoy the car and the forums! You can learn many things on this site including "warp stealth". It is essentially operating in electric only mode.
     
Loading...