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Old 11-23-2017, 08:27 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
At least for now, I believe that a hypermiler in a gas version of a car can achieve at least equal fuel economy to a normal driver in the hybrid version of the same car.

Should I replace the Prius drivetrain with one from a manual Corolla to find out?

Can you imagine the pitchforks and torches?

"But I get better fuel economy than most Prius drivers!"
"Get a rope!"
I'm pretty sure I could get better MPG in a Prius with Yaris manual transaxle in place of its hybrid transaxle. I'd like to do the swap someday, but I keep asking myself, "Why not skip all the work and just drive a Yaris with some aeromods?" I can't get a consistent 70+ MPG in a Prius, but I can do it in an old Civic.
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