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oakridge

Fuel Consumption, Prius Geniii T-Spirit

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The Prius has now done 25,000 miles so I thought I would have a little look back.

I have used the same spreadsheet since June 1999 when we changed from proper Land Rovers doing heavy work to a new Freelander diesel.

The overall average for the Freelander was 33.4 mpg

For the Rover 75 CDT 38 mpg

For the Rover 75 CDTi 39.6

For the Prius 52.4

So the Prius does represent a great improvement - about 25% I think.

Malcolm

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You don't say whether any of the above were autos or are you comparing manual diesels to an auto Prius?

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Yes, Madasafish, they were all manual. The Prius is the first automatic we have had since our Triumph 2.5PI in the 70s which managed about 17mpg.

Malcolm

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I got about 25 mpg from my Triumph 2.5PI and 30 on a long run - manual with overdrive... Nice car .

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In our home town there was a Jensen specialist who told Christine to drive the car hard and the Bosch injection would run better, so she did and it did. We had it some time and the only problem we had was that the high pressure fuel pump failed once.

The Prius beats the Rovers on almost every count with one or two exceptions; it doesn't have the 'presence' of the Rover and it doesn't have automatic locking or electric seat adjustment.

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