74.4 MPG, love the Prius Fall

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Old 27 Sep 2011, 09:08 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 74.4 MPG, love the Prius Fall

Temperatures are cool enough to use the radiator block yet warm enough
to get great MPG:
http://hiwaay.net/~bzwilson/prius/MPG_020.jpg

What is neat is this is over twice the only MPG the local troll has
ever claimed. Probably he/she/she-he only gets 35 MPH year round . . .
well deserved and earned.

Bob Wilson
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Old 27 Sep 2011, 09:51 pm   #2 (permalink)
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From what altitude did you drop it?
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 02:26 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 74.4 MPG, love the Prius Fall

In article
<9cc33b89-15dc-400b-8a22-16c4ee3456f5@k6g2000yql.googlegroups.com>,
bwilson4web <bwilson4web@gmail.com> wrote:

> Temperatures are cool enough to use the radiator block yet warm enough
> to get great MPG:
> http://hiwaay.net/~bzwilson/prius/MPG_020.jpg
>
> What is neat is this is over twice the only MPG the local troll has
> ever claimed. Probably he/she/she-he only gets 35 MPH year round . . .
> well deserved and earned.


WTF are you talking about, Bob? You're making shit up out of thin air
yet AGAIN.

Your track record for that speaks for itself.
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 04:29 am   #4 (permalink)
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On Sep 27, 8:51*pm, News <N...@Group.Post> wrote:
> *From what altitude did you drop it?


Here are the Google Earth coordinates for the start and stop
locations:
34.739099 lat, -86.600266 long, 189 m
34.652892 lat, -86.571652 long, 183 m

The Google Earth image shows my black, 2003 Prius parked at the house.
To see the route, enter the locations in Google Map which shows it as
6.6 miles.

This is an exceptionally good example of mileage I see in the Fall and
Spring. It falls off a little in the Winter and Summer but that is as
it should be. My mileage still averages ~52 MPG for nearly 90,000
miles and this is with my sedan shaped, older, 1.5L Prius.

Bob Wilson

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Old 28 Sep 2011, 06:43 am   #5 (permalink)
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On Sep 28, 1:26*am, "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <el...@nastydesigns.com>
wrote:
> In article
> <9cc33b89-15dc-400b-8a22-16c4ee345...@k6g2000yql.googlegroups.com>,
>
> *bwilson4web <bwilson4...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Temperatures are cool enough to use the radiator block yet warm enough
> > to get great MPG:
> >http://hiwaay.net/~bzwilson/prius/MPG_020.jpg

>
> > What is neat is this is over twice the only MPG the local troll has
> > ever claimed. Probably he/she/she-he only gets 35 MPH year round . . .
> > well deserved and earned.

>
> WTF . . .


There is no expectation that a troll, a type of sociopath, would
understand. The circumstances around your posted "35 MPG" reminded
me of the old story parents would share about walking to school. In
your case:

'Driving to school and I had to drive my Prius on bald tires, up hill,
into a blizzard, both ways!'

<Funny how "news" never asked about your altitude change.>

Given your Prius mileage, "35 MPG," this puts you in the lowest 5% of
all Prius owners. Well you might have missed a great opportunity to
sell the car. Gas has been high and production problems limited the
number of new Prius available. I've seen salvage, older Prius rebuilt
just to have a Prius.

Sell the Prius and get something else . . . say a nice BMW or
Mercedes. Heck, VW has some nice cars. After all, your Prius is
unlikely to ever be at a higher price.

Bob Wilson


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Old 28 Sep 2011, 06:44 am   #6 (permalink)
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On Sep 28, 1:26*am, "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <el...@nastydesigns.com>
wrote:
> In article
> <9cc33b89-15dc-400b-8a22-16c4ee345...@k6g2000yql.googlegroups.com>,
>
> *bwilson4web <bwilson4...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Temperatures are cool enough to use the radiator block yet warm enough
> > to get great MPG:
> >http://hiwaay.net/~bzwilson/prius/MPG_020.jpg

>
> > What is neat is this is over twice the only MPG the local troll has
> > ever claimed. Probably he/she/she-he only gets 35 MPH year round . . .
> > well deserved and earned.

>
> WTF . . .


There is no expectation that a troll, a type of sociopath, would
understand. The circumstances around your posted "35 MPG" reminded
me of the old story parents would share about walking to school. In
your case:

'Driving to school and I had to drive my Prius on bald tires, up hill,
into a blizzard, both ways!'

<Funny how "news" never asked about your altitude change.>

Given your Prius mileage, "35 MPG," this puts you in the lowest 5% of
all Prius owners. Well you might have missed a great opportunity to
sell the car. Gas has been high and production problems limited the
number of new Prius available. I've seen salvage, older Prius rebuilt
just to have a Prius.

Sell the Prius and get something else . . . say a nice BMW or
Mercedes. Heck, VW has some nice cars. After all, your Prius is
unlikely to ever be at a higher price.

Bob Wilson


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Old 28 Sep 2011, 06:48 am   #7 (permalink)
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On Sep 27, 8:51*pm, News <N...@Group.Post> wrote:
> *From what altitude did you drop it?


Early this morning, I got 94.3 MPG using the same start and stop but
in the reverse direction:

34.652892 lat, -86.571652 long, 183 m
34.739099 lat, -86.600266 long, 189 m

Then when I drove home using the same route as the first trip, 73.7
MPG.

Bob Wilson

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Old 28 Sep 2011, 06:50 am   #8 (permalink)
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On Sep 27, 8:51*pm, News <N...@Group.Post> wrote:
> *From what altitude did you drop it?


Early this morning, I got 94.3 MPG using the same start and stop but
in the reverse direction:

34.652892 lat, -86.571652 long, 183 m
34.739099 lat, -86.600266 long, 189 m

Then when I drove home using the same route as the first trip, 73.7
MPG.

Bob Wilson

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Old 28 Sep 2011, 10:37 am   #9 (permalink)
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In article
<bff8412f-e65d-4bf0-b231-0a0dc19c7acc@j1g2000yqj.googlegroups.com>,
bwilson4web <bwilson4web@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sep 28, 1:26*am, "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <el...@nastydesigns.com>
> wrote:
> > In article
> > <9cc33b89-15dc-400b-8a22-16c4ee345...@k6g2000yql.googlegroups.com>,
> >
> > *bwilson4web <bwilson4...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Temperatures are cool enough to use the radiator block yet warm enough
> > > to get great MPG:
> > >http://hiwaay.net/~bzwilson/prius/MPG_020.jpg

> >
> > > What is neat is this is over twice the only MPG the local troll has
> > > ever claimed. Probably he/she/she-he only gets 35 MPH year round . . .
> > > well deserved and earned.

> >
> > WTF . . .

>
> There is no expectation that a troll, a type of sociopath, would
> understand. The circumstances around your posted "35 MPG"


What circumstances were that, Bob?

Were those the "circumstances" that you made up out of whole cloth?
When you made up the story that "that's all he ever gets"?

Yes, you're hanging on to your troll ways quite well...



> Given your Prius mileage, "35 MPG,"


Quote the reference directly where I said that "my Prius mileage is
35mpg". You can't, but that doesn't stop your insanity from making the
claim.

Go ahead, quote it. Show us the actual post. Actually, give us the
article ID so that we can all see it for ourselves.

Still waiting...
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 06:01 pm   #10 (permalink)
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On Sep 28, 9:37*am, "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <el...@nastydesigns.com>
wrote:
> In article
> <bff8412f-e65d-4bf0-b231-0a0dc19c7...@j1g2000yqj.googlegroups.com>,
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *bwilson4web <bwilson4...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sep 28, 1:26 am, "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <el...@nastydesigns.com>
> > wrote:
> > > In article
> > > <9cc33b89-15dc-400b-8a22-16c4ee345...@k6g2000yql.googlegroups.com>,

>
> > > bwilson4web <bwilson4...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Temperatures are cool enough to use the radiator block yet warm enough
> > > > to get great MPG:
> > > >http://hiwaay.net/~bzwilson/prius/MPG_020.jpg

>
> > > > What is neat is this is over twice the only MPG the local troll has
> > > > ever claimed. Probably he/she/she-he only gets 35 MPH year round . .. .
> > > > well deserved and earned.

>
> > > WTF . . .

>
> > There is no expectation that a troll, a type of sociopath, would
> > understand. *The circumstances around your posted *"35 MPG"

>
> What . . . ?


To quote myself:
"What is neat is this is over twice the only MPG the local troll has
ever claimed. Probably he/she/she-it only gets 35 MPH year round . . .
well deserved and earned."

The weepy cries of feigned outrage from a troll do not matter.
Remember, trolls are sociopaths whose predictable posting behavior can
be treated as an invitation to expand the subject and share my tank
records:
http://www.myhybridcar.com/fuel-econ...hw11-2003.html

You'll notice my recent records show a 106% adjustment in the distance
traveled. I'm running larger diameter than stock tires on the front
wheels, ~6% larger. The GPS confirms the extra distance and gives me
true mph.

The larger diameter tires have several advantages in the 2001-03,
NHW11:
1) Improved steering stability - the car doesn't 'wander' as much as
it did with with the original sized tires.
2) Increases hybrid-transition speed - normally 42 mph is when the
engine has to run all the time. The 6% larger diameter tires brings
this up to 44 mph. Given how many 40 mph streets there are, there is a
real advantage to not having normal speed excursions crank up the
engine unnecessarily. The ZVW30 moved the hybrid-transition speed to
46 mph so I'm about half-way between the two models.
3) Slower internal gear overhead, ~6%, with corresponding reductions
in transaxle drag. It is a light-weight 'overdrive.'

The only drawbacks:
1) Little stiffer steering when parking.
2) Watch engine rpm when climbing hills to stay in fuel efficient
power bands.
3) There may be some loss of emergency, pedal-to-the-metal, maximum
acceleration but my driving still stays with traffic with no problem.
Of course I choose my routes and traffic carefully.

Bob Wilson
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