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Old 11-03-2013, 01:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
vskid3
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
I still say that the Toyota hybrids are among the most entertaining ICE cars to drive (if you're an efficiency nerd). I say that even with their "automatic" transmissions -- I'm a manual shift die-hard.
I agree. My previous cars had to be manual, but the eCVTs of the Escape and Prius are engaging enough to keep me interested.

Grille block seems to be helping. I'm getting about the same mileage despite it being 45-55F in the morning. I'm going to be adding this cheap coolant temperature spoofer within the next couple of weeks. Same concept as the one Daox has on his Prius, but this one has to be manually adjusted.
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