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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just wanted to tell some folks that would appreciate it. We are now on
our second tank of gas and love the thing. It is like a game trying to
work the foot so as to get the best mileage. I am pretty happy with it
all, and still learning about it. The only thing I don't like so far is
that meek horn, and if that is the worst of it, that will be fine.
Tomes
2007 Prius, 2002 Jeep Wrangler TJ, 1998 Sienna
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Tomes proudly announced:

> Just wanted to tell some folks that would appreciate it.


Thank you Tomes for the wonderful news!

I am very happy for you as I am doing my homework for my next vehicle
(currently researching the RAV 4).

> We are now on our second tank of gas and love the thing.


Tell me about where you are driving (highway, local roads, any cities or
landmarked locations) and have you driven it at night yet?

What features did you have equipped with your new Prius?
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
In article <[email protected]>,
"Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote:

> It is like a game trying to
> work the foot so as to get the best mileage.


That is my problem with Prius drivers--they're too busy playing their
dashboard video game to drive.

How about paying attention to traffic instead, and DRIVING?

You people piss me off.

There's a web page out there, a hugely long one, that goes into
incredible detail about how to play the stupid dashboard video game that
Toyota put into the Prius. Frankly, it scares me that people without
lives can go out into traffic, vote, etc.

I'm getting a Prius next month--a company car (gas and insurance paid).
I have two goals: a) never display the video game, and b) get the worst
gas mileage I can possibly get, with the goal being under 24mpg across
three tanks.

In fact, I'll get a rooftop luggage carrier for when I take the family
on a trip through the mountains. I bet I can crack the 20mpg barrier.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
"Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Just wanted to tell some folks that would appreciate it. We are now on
> our second tank of gas and love the thing. It is like a game trying to
> work the foot so as to get the best mileage. I am pretty happy with it
> all, and still learning about it. The only thing I don't like so far is
> that meek horn, and if that is the worst of it, that will be fine.
> Tomes
> 2007 Prius, 2002 Jeep Wrangler TJ, 1998 Sienna


Congrats!

Color me jealous.

Cathy


>
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Elmo P. Shagnasty, 1/13/2007,2:29:51 PM, wrote:

> In article <[email protected]>,
> "Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > It is like a game trying to
> > work the foot so as to get the best mileage.

>
> That is my problem with Prius drivers--they're too busy playing their
> dashboard video game to drive.
>
> How about paying attention to traffic instead, and DRIVING?
>
> You people piss me off.
>
> There's a web page out there, a hugely long one, that goes into
> incredible detail about how to play the stupid dashboard video game
> that Toyota put into the Prius. Frankly, it scares me that people
> without lives can go out into traffic, vote, etc.
>
> I'm getting a Prius next month--a company car (gas and insurance
> paid). I have two goals: a) never display the video game, and b)
> get the worst gas mileage I can possibly get, with the goal being
> under 24mpg across three tanks.
>
> In fact, I'll get a rooftop luggage carrier for when I take the
> family on a trip through the mountains. I bet I can crack the 20mpg
> barrier.


Maybe you can drag a trailer too.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
"Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Just wanted to tell some folks that would appreciate it. We are now on
> our second tank of gas and love the thing. It is like a game trying to
> work the foot so as to get the best mileage. I am pretty happy with it
> all, and still learning about it. The only thing I don't like so far is
> that meek horn, and if that is the worst of it, that will be fine.
> Tomes
> 2007 Prius, 2002 Jeep Wrangler TJ, 1998 Sienna
>


Nice to see it fits your comfort zone. I've had mine for four years and
would not trade up to anything else but another Prius.

mark_
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> In article <[email protected]>,
> "Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> It is like a game trying to
>> work the foot so as to get the best mileage.

>
> That is my problem with Prius drivers--they're too busy playing their
> dashboard video game to drive.
>
> How about paying attention to traffic instead, and DRIVING?
>
> You people piss me off.
>
> There's a web page out there, a hugely long one, that goes into
> incredible detail about how to play the stupid dashboard video game that
> Toyota put into the Prius. Frankly, it scares me that people without
> lives can go out into traffic, vote, etc.
>
> I'm getting a Prius next month--a company car (gas and insurance paid).
> I have two goals: a) never display the video game, and b) get the worst
> gas mileage I can possibly get, with the goal being under 24mpg across
> three tanks.
>
> In fact, I'll get a rooftop luggage carrier for when I take the family
> on a trip through the mountains. I bet I can crack the 20mpg barrier.
>


You work for Consumer Reports? LOL
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
In article <[email protected]>
[email protected] "Tomes" writes:

> Just wanted to tell some folks that would appreciate it. [...]


May it be a long and happy relationship. Have you found all the
storage cubbyholes yet? :)

If you haven't got a rubber mat to go over the spare tyre, do so.
The standard Toyota part fits snugly and makes that into a useful
storage area: flip up the rearmost section and cool-boxes slot in
the "trench" securely.

> The only thing I don't like so far is that meek horn, and if
> that is the worst of it, that will be fine.


Hm. There's that horn again (see other thread). Does the USian
definition of "quiet" (and similar terms) differ from the UKian?
--
Andrew Stephenson
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
On Sat, 13 Jan 2007 14:29:51 -0500, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

> In article <[email protected]>,
> "Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> It is like a game trying to
>> work the foot so as to get the best mileage.

>
> That is my problem with Prius drivers--they're too busy playing their
> dashboard video game to drive.
>
> How about paying attention to traffic instead, and DRIVING?
>
> You people piss me off.


Well, I wouldn't go THAT far, but, God YES!
Never mind trying to squeeze every drop out of it! I can't even tell you
how many times I've been driving the speed limit on local roads (usually
45-50 MPH) and come around a corner to find someone driving a Prius at
about 35 MPH and almost got into an accident trying to avoid taking off
their ass end!

Good God, DRIVE the thing! It will get good enough mileage at normal road
speeds!


>
> There's a web page out there, a hugely long one, that goes into incredible
> detail about how to play the stupid dashboard video game that Toyota put
> into the Prius. Frankly, it scares me that people without lives can go
> out into traffic, vote, etc.
>
> I'm getting a Prius next month--a company car (gas and insurance paid). I
> have two goals: a) never display the video game, and b) get the worst gas
> mileage I can possibly get, with the goal being under 24mpg across three
> tanks.


Good luck with that...I doubt you'll get below 40...


>
> In fact, I'll get a rooftop luggage carrier for when I take the family on
> a trip through the mountains. I bet I can crack the 20mpg barrier.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
"fish" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Tomes proudly announced:
>> Just wanted to tell some folks that would appreciate it.

>
> Thank you Tomes for the wonderful news!
> I am very happy for you as I am doing my homework for my next vehicle
> (currently researching the RAV 4).
>
>> We are now on our second tank of gas and love the thing.

>
> Tell me about where you are driving (highway, local roads, any cities or
> landmarked locations) and have you driven it at night yet?
>
> What features did you have equipped with your new Prius?


Hi Fish,
I have been reading along with your threads as well, good luck with your
search.

We drive around here in west central NJ, where we have a mix of
local-rural (30-50 mph limit), highway (50) and a bit of I287 and I78 (we
are just SW of where they meet up). With this mix we have been getting
around 48 MPG so far. I have driven it at night (just got back from a
night trip in misty rain). It works well at night, the lights light
things up well, and I am already used to that Toyota lens sculpting away
the light that would normally point into the opposing drivers' eyes (that
took a bit getting used to in the Sienna in 1998). I see no issues
regarding night driving this car. Why do you ask?
Tomes
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> In article <[email protected]>,
> "Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> It is like a game trying to
>> work the foot so as to get the best mileage.

>
> That is my problem with Prius drivers--they're too busy playing their
> dashboard video game to drive.
>
> How about paying attention to traffic instead, and DRIVING?
>
> You people piss me off.
>
> There's a web page out there, a hugely long one, that goes into
> incredible detail about how to play the stupid dashboard video game that
> Toyota put into the Prius. Frankly, it scares me that people without
> lives can go out into traffic, vote, etc.
>
> I'm getting a Prius next month--a company car (gas and insurance paid).
> I have two goals: a) never display the video game, and b) get the worst
> gas mileage I can possibly get, with the goal being under 24mpg across
> three tanks.
>
> In fact, I'll get a rooftop luggage carrier for when I take the family
> on a trip through the mountains. I bet I can crack the 20mpg barrier.
>


You know, I think that you actually have a really good point. I have made
it and issue to get the passenger to look at that thing instead of me. I
really look forward to your reports.
Tomes
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
"Hachiroku ????" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On Sat, 13 Jan 2007 14:29:51 -0500, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
> Well, I wouldn't go THAT far, but, God YES!
> Never mind trying to squeeze every drop out of it! I can't even tell you
> how many times I've been driving the speed limit on local roads (usually
> 45-50 MPH) and come around a corner to find someone driving a Prius at
> about 35 MPH and almost got into an accident trying to avoid taking off
> their ass end!
>
> Good God, DRIVE the thing! It will get good enough mileage at normal
> road
> speeds!
>


Yep, and I found myself being one of them until I came to my senses. I'll
play that game if there is no one around (happens enough around here), but
I am a firm believer in doing traffic speed.

We did have this conversation in the car, however, in that we can see in
the near future the nature of driving changing as more folks get these
hybrids and actually do change their driving habits. We're going to end
up with the hybrids versus the gassers. "If you are not with us you are
against us." LOL
Tomes
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
"Cathy F." <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> "Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Just wanted to tell some folks that would appreciate it. We are now on
>> our second tank of gas and love the thing. It is like a game trying to
>> work the foot so as to get the best mileage. I am pretty happy with it
>> all, and still learning about it. The only thing I don't like so far
>> is that meek horn, and if that is the worst of it, that will be fine.
>> Tomes
>> 2007 Prius, 2002 Jeep Wrangler TJ, 1998 Sienna

>
> Congrats!
>
> Color me jealous.
>
> Cathy
>

I got the blue one......
<grin>
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
"Andrew Stephenson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> In article <[email protected]>
> [email protected] "Tomes" writes:
>
>> Just wanted to tell some folks that would appreciate it. [...]

>
> May it be a long and happy relationship. Have you found all the
> storage cubbyholes yet? :)


This was another thing I liked about it when I test drive one - sort of
icing on the cake. The double storage units in the console - incl. the one
at the bottom front, & the double glove box. Are there even more storage
cubbies, in other parts of the car?

Cathy


>
> If you haven't got a rubber mat to go over the spare tyre, do so.
> The standard Toyota part fits snugly and makes that into a useful
> storage area: flip up the rearmost section and cool-boxes slot in
> the "trench" securely.
>
>> The only thing I don't like so far is that meek horn, and if
>> that is the worst of it, that will be fine.

>
> Hm. There's that horn again (see other thread). Does the USian
> definition of "quiet" (and similar terms) differ from the UKian?
> --
> Andrew Stephenson
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
"Hachiroku ????" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On Sat, 13 Jan 2007 14:29:51 -0500, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
>
>> In article <[email protected]>,
>> "Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>> It is like a game trying to
>>> work the foot so as to get the best mileage.

>>
>> That is my problem with Prius drivers--they're too busy playing their
>> dashboard video game to drive.
>>
>> How about paying attention to traffic instead, and DRIVING?
>>
>> You people piss me off.

>
> Well, I wouldn't go THAT far, but, God YES!
> Never mind trying to squeeze every drop out of it! I can't even tell you
> how many times I've been driving the speed limit on local roads (usually
> 45-50 MPH) and come around a corner to find someone driving a Prius at
> about 35 MPH and almost got into an accident trying to avoid taking off
> their ass end!


Heh; if I ever manage to buy one, that certainly won't be me!

Cathy ;-)

>
> Good God, DRIVE the thing! It will get good enough mileage at normal road
> speeds!
>
>
>>
>> There's a web page out there, a hugely long one, that goes into
>> incredible
>> detail about how to play the stupid dashboard video game that Toyota put
>> into the Prius. Frankly, it scares me that people without lives can go
>> out into traffic, vote, etc.
>>
>> I'm getting a Prius next month--a company car (gas and insurance paid). I
>> have two goals: a) never display the video game, and b) get the worst
>> gas
>> mileage I can possibly get, with the goal being under 24mpg across three
>> tanks.

>
> Good luck with that...I doubt you'll get below 40...
>
>
>>
>> In fact, I'll get a rooftop luggage carrier for when I take the family on
>> a trip through the mountains. I bet I can crack the 20mpg barrier.

>
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
"Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:%[email protected]
>
> "Cathy F." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>
>> "Tomes" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> Just wanted to tell some folks that would appreciate it. We are now on
>>> our second tank of gas and love the thing. It is like a game trying to
>>> work the foot so as to get the best mileage. I am pretty happy with it
>>> all, and still learning about it. The only thing I don't like so far is
>>> that meek horn, and if that is the worst of it, that will be fine.
>>> Tomes
>>> 2007 Prius, 2002 Jeep Wrangler TJ, 1998 Sienna

>>
>> Congrats!
>>
>> Color me jealous.
>>
>> Cathy
>>

> I got the blue one......
> <grin>


Okay, then I'm not quite so jealous. OTOH, if you had a silver one...

Cathy


>
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
"Andrew Stephenson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> In article <[email protected]>
> [email protected] "Tomes" writes:
>
>> Just wanted to tell some folks that would appreciate it. [...]

>
> May it be a long and happy relationship. Have you found all the
> storage cubbyholes yet? :)
>

Dunno... If I have not seen some I might not know they are there...
<grin>
We got these nice cloth covered fold-up boxes that fit perfectly across
the wayback area for stowing stuff so it does not roll around. We found
them in Home Depot of all paces.

> If you haven't got a rubber mat to go over the spare tyre, do so.
> The standard Toyota part fits snugly and makes that into a useful
> storage area: flip up the rearmost section and cool-boxes slot in
> the "trench" securely.
>

Gotta go look in there....

>
>> The only thing I don't like so far is that meek horn, and if
>> that is the worst of it, that will be fine.

>
> Hm. There's that horn again (see other thread). Does the USian
> definition of "quiet" (and similar terms) differ from the UKian?


It surprised me. Maybe I ought to look for that Tundra horn..... (once I
stick someone else's head under the hood to find the horn...)
Tomes
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Tomes respectfully replied...

>> Tell me about where you are driving (highway,
>> local roads, any cities or landmarked locations)
>> and have you driven it at night yet?


> I have been reading along with your threads
> as well, good luck with your search.


I thank you very much.

Part of my research comes from reading about many experiences with other
Toyota brand vehicles to broaden my ideas to help me decide what features I
should be focusing on.

> Why do you ask?


To learn and share experiences so I can enter the dealership showroom with
confidence that I have done my homework.

Thanks again, Tomes! :)
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
"Hachiroku ????" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Good God, DRIVE the thing! It will get good enough mileage at normal road
> speeds!



Don't waste your time wondering why they are driving like they are. Both of
you think you own the road. It's that simple.
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
In article <[email protected]>,
Hachiroku ÉnÉ`ÉçÉN <[email protected]> wrote:

> > I'm getting a Prius next month--a company car (gas and insurance paid). I
> > have two goals: a) never display the video game, and b) get the worst gas
> > mileage I can possibly get, with the goal being under 24mpg across three
> > tanks.

>
> Good luck with that...I doubt you'll get below 40...


I'll let you know.

Don't worry, we'll find out REAL WORLD how good this thing is on gas.
My driving habits will remain the same; my practice will be to keep up
with traffic under all conditions, and to drive like I drive my 94 Lexus
and 02 Odyssey over the same routes, city and highway, flat and mountain.

No video games here. Just real world,
I-have-a-life-outside-this-damn-car living. The journey is NOT the
reward.
 
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