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Old 05-15-2006, 03:08 AM
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I get 13 MPG in town and 17.5 on the highway. However, with the new 10% ethanol gas we have in Houston now, I have seen those numbers fall substantially. I figure I'm only getting 11/15 with the new fuel.
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:44 PM
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Hey don't knock it. The savings would almost pay for it self, or at least the depreciation on it.


12,000 city miles a year with prius cost (60mpg) ------------ 600/yr
12,000 city miles with my L cost (14mpg) ------------ 2570/yr
(3.00/gallon)

Then there is all the Hybrid Tax incentives.


But is all this savings worth being seen in this:
THe prius is selling for more than MSRP and the average option package puts it at $26,500 + - Your estimate of the savings would barely pay for the insurance and registration, Let alone the mental anguish of driving a snail ...
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Old 05-16-2006, 01:09 AM
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But for 26 grand, you get a car that is roomy, whisper quiet, and has every creature comfort known to man. And LOTS of headroom.

I am thinking of getting one. Not for fuel economy (company gas card ), but to balance out the emissions from my Lightning and 25 MPG Valkyrie.


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Old 05-16-2006, 01:11 AM
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Almost as gay as asking "what mpg does the lightning get?" j/k
But not nearly as gay as asking "what mpg does the lightning get?" and following it up with "AND HIGH WAY DRIVING TO NOT SPEEDING."

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Old 02-08-2008, 03:06 PM
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quick question, how many miles off a full tank do you guys get? im seriously considering buying one. thanks in advance
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Old 02-08-2008, 03:39 PM
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At the tires I am running 453 HP & 538 Tq. I get around 300 miles to a tank driving easy.
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:57 PM
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Not sure if that constitutes around town, stop and go traffic but how about seven 30 minute sessions at the local track? My average is 37 gallons of Sunoco 94 or 1 gallon every 5.67 minutes. Does that help?

But I love every minute of it.
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:38 PM
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i actually got my best mpg ever HIGHWAY AND SPEEDING.

19mpg cruising @95, with two 140mph blasts... wide open roads of eastern oregon.
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:47 PM
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i would be happy with 16-17 instead of the 13-14 i am getting on the highway!!
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:54 PM
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I don't really speed too bad ; but, I have a bad habbit of getting to the speed limit as fast as 500 rwhp will allow me. That equals out to a little over 11 mpg for an even mix of highway and city driving.
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:59 PM
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i would be happy with 16-17 instead of the 13-14 i am getting on the highway!!
what size gears do you have now? a re-gear may improve your mileage
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:38 PM
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I get about 11mpg!!!!
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:10 PM
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what size gears do you have now? a re-gear may improve your mileage
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only way to change is to make the suv 2wd, or change the front and rear diffs.....not cost effective!
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:49 AM
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I do not drive mine daily. However, when driving distances(usually to track events) I get over 17 MPG. This is truly amazing to me as I have over 600HP on demand.
Even playing locally I get over 10MPG which is better than my Bronco!
Jim
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:56 PM
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about 10 mpg, with crower cams.

but i'm lovin it....
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