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Old 12-20-2011, 09:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
Daox
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I take it pretty easy in my Prius, no radical driving techniques. Thankfuly the car does most of the work for you. For speeds over 40 mph I just set the cruise at the speed limit and let the car do most of the work. Under 40 mph I definitely use pulse and glide. You can pretty easily see 70+ mpg in city segments doing this.

For winter I'd highly recommend a block heater. The sooner the engine is up to temp the more efficient it runs and also the sooner it'll turn itself off. I usually run my heater for 1-2 hrs before I leave in the morning. It also gives you heat faster.
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