Archive for the ‘Prius’ Category

I have a new page I’ve created at the top of the blog, entitled 2006 Prius Lifetime Gas Mileage.  In it I chronicle the lifetime history of my Prius mileage, at least to the best of my ability to do so.  I am a bit behind, and have a few more entries to input in order to be up to date; but, I’ll get there.  My prior Prius posts are here.  As time has borne out the wisdom of this purchase, I am vey happy not to have to spend as much on gas as I did a little more over two years ago, when I was driving a suburban. (more…)


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Just a quick post–sorry no photos this time–to document my latest trip to Los Angeles, over 10/11 and 10/12/07. I made the trip on less than one tank of gas, averaging just over 55 miles per gallon. The drop in mileage was likely due to increased speed. I traveled about 60 miles per hour rather than the 55 mph reflected in the most recent Prius post; but, still 55 miles per gallon is nothing to laugh about, particularly with oil now hitting about $86.00 a barrel. America, we need to slow down, consume less, and drive smarter. Those things alone would ease demand on oil, and lower the prices. I’m doing my part–what about you? Note, the round trip from Nipomo to Los Angeles and back again is approximately 356 miles.

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I drive a 2006 Toyota Prius, a hybrid vehicle. I have decided to change my driving habits, and this is one way that I have decided I can have some impact, for the better in helping our country become less dependent on foreign oil and consider alternative energy sources. (more…)

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2006 Toyota Prius

I gave up one of thesesuburban-2.jpg

For one of these.


And so far, I’m really loving it. The 2006 Prius is a like a technology love fest, as well as an excellent source of transportation. There is quite a steep learning curve, not so much to drive it; but, to really learn all of its capabilities. I have conquered some of the basics; but, I have a long, long way to go to truly learn all it can do. So far I’m averaging close to 40 mpg; however, I’m only on the first tank of gas.

Just doing my part to cut down on middle east oil, and making the central coast just a bit cleaner place!

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