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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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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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