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Old 03-03-2020, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Goldie - '11 Toyota Prius
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Did you know the plural of Prius is Prii? Own of a pair of Prii here, 2011 and 2016.

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Old 03-04-2020, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

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Welcome, Yippeekyaa!

Yup, I've heard of Prii before.

I had this 2004 for a year or so, and had a lot of fun modding it.

Fuel economy wrap-up, 1 year:

I'll be the first to admit I did not push the car's abilities.

~3.8 L/100 km / 61 mpg US in just under 12 months over ~5000 km (~3000 mi.), with about half of that distance during cold winter months.

25% freeway (100 km/h / 60 mph),
50% highway (80 km/h / 50 mph),
25% urban.

From: The Premier's Limo: 2004 Toyota Prius "winter beater" ecomodding thread

Any plans for your Prii?

I'd consider getting another hybrid at some point in the future.
Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
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Old 03-05-2020, 01:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Goldie - '11 Toyota Prius
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Nothing fancy, lower rad block on the 11. Made it out of some scrap aluminum and used some eye hooks to hold it in place. The eyes hook on the lip of the grill and a couple of wing nuts tighten it down. Air bag helper springs in both prii. We do a lot of towing all over the country in our leesurlite pop up camper. It is designed to be towed behind a motorcycle and the prii tows it very nicely much to the chagrin of the more anal retentive lot over at priuschat.
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Old 03-07-2020, 01:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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White Lightning - '17 Nissan Leaf SV
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Hello and welcome! Here are 3 different links to interesting Prius rear wheel skirt ideas.


Possibly you've seen them before, but they seem like a good place to start. Saw you've got grille blocks and that's a great addition, sounds like you're off to a good start.

You might consider starting a fuel log here if it's something you'd be interested in updating. They make pretty graphs and it's fun to track your vehicle over time. For instance in my fuel log for my retired Yaris, you can clearly see the beautiful bell curves my summer VS winter driving made.

Then again it might be too fiddly to have to punch in all that data so that's understandable too.

In any event, hope you have a good time here.

Nissan Leaf driver? Join me in Team Leaf and feel smugly superior about our MPGe

Current Car: White Lightning


Retired Car: Betty White
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