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Despite modern attempts for consistency,all vehicles are still not manufactured equally..IMO. We've owned three Priuses (Prii...?), '05, '08, '10. The '08 got much worse gas mileage than the other two. Obviuosly, we love the Prius, but I get a sense that folks here are making excuses for the low MPG about which the poster is complaining. A close friend bought an '07, new, after riding in our '05. In town he consistently gets 55 to 60 MPG, high 40's to low 50's at highway speeds...not bad.
Our best mileage with the '10, was from Phoenix to Moab, cruise set at 72 MPH, 61.2 MPG. We were happy. Usually low/mid 50's in town.
Just returned from a 1900 mile trip to South Dakota from Wisconsin, and had some 38/40 MPG averages...hills...headwinds...bad gas...etc., but once in town it improved a lot.
Don't know what to suggest re: 38MPG 2010, but don't think it's right, and owner shouldn't have to jump through all the hoops suggested to get the MPG-or close-that
these cars are reported to get. That Prius may've been manufactured on a Friday...or a Monday.