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Old 05-15-2012, 07:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I was amazed today when I saw another Red c 2 at the dealership today..
Why was it still sitting there?? I was temped to ask if it was sold or not!
It didn't have any paint chips on the hatch, like this one!

If they gave it at the right price a few paint chips would be fine by me

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Old 05-17-2012, 05:40 PM   #22 (permalink)
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gate pass

Worked on my chips this afternoon with some touch-up.. Doesn't look half bad.
I'll have to do all the little micro chips later after we wash the car. (maybe a dozen)?

Got a new gate sticker at work today. It's a short trip over, but hilly in Lexington.
Got 60 something mpg on the way over. Did a trip-A reset and almost hit 70 mpg on the way back. (better hills and a green light).

It actually displayed 74 mpg about 1/2 mile from the house..

Kinda funny, about the best I can do with the Escape is 24 mpg on that little trip..
Here I was thinking that 24 was pretty good..
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:41 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Ready for snow..

I got the new car already for the next snow storm..
I'm doing this, since I've found out from years of experiencing a complete
lack of real snow, after making preparations for heavy snow fall..
Hence the new snow blower in the fall of 2011 & the resultant El Nino winter.

The mats look a lot like the stock mats, but in rubber..


The rear cargo tray was rolled up during shipping. So it needs to settle in a bit..


With the hatch down, you can see how nice the new bumper protector is..

I had add that, because I like the one on my Escape.. (Herman Kane gave me that plate).

Here's the before pic:
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:24 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Nice MPG!

OK, I'm officially envious. I actually covet very few cars, but I think this one would be up my alley (if I had the funds!!!).

Glad you're enjoying it so much (and getting such great MPG).
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:26 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I just put about 13 CDs of music on a mini-USB stick (very short) this morning, and the 'c' plays them nice!
NEW SanDisk 8GB 8 GB Cruzer Fit SD USB Micro USB Flash Pen Drive SDCZ33-008G | eBay
You can use the radio controls to pick out the folder & song you want to play, or you can play them all in random mode.
If you don't like the song that's playing, you can use the steering wheel buttons skip it (and adjust the volume, or jump to radio or CD player).
It's neat to have 15 hours of good tunes without commercials..
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:35 PM   #26 (permalink)
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We gave Little Red her first wash job this afternoon..
About 5 minutes later I started working on paint chips on the hatch and rear bumper.

I saw a bird fly over. My wife came back from putting away the water hose,
and informed me the front windshield needed to be re-washed. (The hood was wasn't spared either).




My wife laughed and told me the bird poop was a good omen.
It means good luck..
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:43 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Thanks X ringer!!!! I am looking at this as a commuter car...
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:58 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Not as good on the highway, but still pretty good..
Here's a highway trip out of town, my wife drove out and I did the return trip..
I did it faster and with better MPG...
(Of course, I've got some hypermiler in my blood).


We are about 3 miles from the highway, (30MPG)
We did 55-60 MPH on the highway part.
And the last 5 miles was on a 40 mph country road with hills.

I will be working some part-time in that area this summer, so my wife says I can use her car.
I can get over 60 MPG easily.. So it's going to be much cheaper than the Escape, @ 26 to 32 MPG.. And way more fun!!
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This morning the odometer shows 255 miles total, with 54.3 MPG.
My wife is still learning, and I think we should see the next tank get better MPGs. 60 maybe.

I think the combined EPA is 49.5 MPG, so we are already 4.8 ahead of the game.

Since we've burned about 4.7 gallons, it looks like the car has a 9.5 gallon
tank, and we've got 4.8 gallons left over, a max cruising range is up near 500 miles..
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:49 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Xringer,

I've got an eye on the Prius C. I'm impressed by its low price, light weight (2500lbs), small engine, and versatile hybrid system. The aerodynamics aren't as bad as most new cars, either. If I had one, I could probably press it into service towing 1000lbs, which means I wouldn't have to rent a truck when I want to move large things.

I'd like to know how much of my commute I could do on electricity with a Prius C. If you start with a full charge, how far can you get around town without engaging the gas engine? Rigging up a grid charger should be fairly easy, and developing an engine inhibitor should be possible.

I'm also interested in the fuel economy at extralegal speeds on the interstate. What kind of numbers does the Prius C generate at 75 mph?

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