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Old 06-07-2013, 03:50 PM   #1531 (permalink)
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No, not by default. Yes, there are ecomodders that drive a prius, but having a prius doesn't automatically make the driver an ecomodder...
THATS FOR SURE.

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I hate to stereotype, but almost all of the Prius drivers in NE/NW Ohio think the Prius pedal is an on off switch, and that turn signals are optional. The Volt drivers, aka the only one I've been around, are worse. But I'm sure not all are that way.

In my personal opinion, an ecomodder gets the car they want and MAKES it fuel efficient. Whats the fun in just buying an FE car?

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Old 06-07-2013, 04:04 PM   #1532 (permalink)
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No, not by default. Yes, there are ecomodders that drive a prius, but having a prius doesn't automatically make the driver an ecomodder...
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Most Prius owners I see are driving 70+mph down the highway and don't know how to use their blinkers. I guess they figure that if they are already getting good gas mileage, they can afford to lose a little by going faster. That's why I play the Prius pass game. Not sure who on here came up with it, but I enjoy it.
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:24 PM   #1533 (permalink)
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:33 PM   #1534 (permalink)
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I watch them speed by and think that no matter what the EPA rating says, my car is more eco friendly that that Prius.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:21 PM   #1535 (permalink)
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After reading this I feel like a strange ecomodder. I am always try to go faster to keep my vehicle in it's peak MPG speed. Driving 60 in a 55 kills my mileage. My ecomodding has dropped my peak MPG speed from 72 to 65 so it is looking better.
Maybe that's what I've been doing wrong. If I would just drive at 72 mph, I'd get much better mileage.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:53 AM   #1536 (permalink)
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Agreed 100%
Most Prius owners I see are driving 70+mph down the highway and don't know how to use their blinkers. I guess they figure that if they are already getting good gas mileage, they can afford to lose a little by going faster. That's why I play the Prius pass game. Not sure who on here came up with it, but I enjoy it.
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THATS FOR SURE.

UGH!

I hate to stereotype, but almost all of the Prius drivers in NE/NW Ohio think the Prius pedal is an on off switch, and that turn signals are optional. The Volt drivers, aka the only one I've been around, are worse. But I'm sure not all are that way.
I guess I live on a different planet, cause the prius drivers in my part of town don't drive 70+. They do cut you off (with no turn signal) so you have to quickly slow down, move over, jump out of that sweet spot MPH, etc. I guess it's just the large demographic of certain people in our area (not to stereotype, of course ).

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That's why I play the Prius pass game. Not sure who on here came up with it, but I enjoy it.
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