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Old 06-09-2015, 06:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New addition to the family!

My parents got a 2008 Prius! I might've influenced the decision a little.
My mother will be the primary driver, it's replacing a 1997 Isuzu Oasis (Honda Odyssey). Instant 50% reduction in fuel usage!
Driving back the ~50 miles from the dealer, I averaged 65 MPG. So far, I can't beat the mileage I get in the Civic. But I'll try every chance I get!

I might do a few mods to it, if I'm allowed! Upper grill block and wheel covers are first on my list. The EV switch is tempting. And so is a switch to make coasting (no arrows) easier. Basically mimic the throttle position that enables coasting. Of course tire pressure is up already.


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Old 06-09-2015, 07:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Woo, congrats.

FYI the throttle position sensor is hall effect, so its not a simple switch deal.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Very nice addition.

I am new too. I have been asked and I know I need to upload my information. I just haven't had time recently to play around with the website. I'll get there.

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