Sign in to follow this  
Dacre

12 Months Of Prius Ownership

Recommended Posts

Its 12 months to the day since I picked up my Gen 3 2010 Prius T4. I had a Chrysler 300C Diesel estate which I traded in for the Prius.

My Prius was 13 months old when I purchased it, had 13,000 miles on the clock and was an ex Toyota Management car.

I have driven 22,500 miles in the 12 months - the majority of these miles were motorway miles. I reset Trip B to 0 when I picked the car up and I have left this untouched. The average MPG on the trip is 61.0 MPG and the average speed is 35mph.

The fuel consumption is better than I expected and would like to think it will get better over the next couple of years. The best tank I have got was 524 miles at and average of 67.5 mpg. I realise the trip computer MPG figure is a couple of MPG better than the true figure but it is so much better than the 37 MPG that I was getting on the Chrysler

Apart from having the car serviced twice, I haven't spent any money on it apart from petrol and insurance.

The car hasn't missed a beat, has started everytime and driving it has reduced my stress levels as I have slowed down slightly to try and improve my fuel consumption.

Am I pleased with my purchase? Yes, very much so and I look forward to another couple of years of driving before I think about changing it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tallies with my experience. Diesel Jaguar S-Type, average 33 MPG (on trip). Now on Prius I am getting average 55 MPG (trip) and achieving 80MPG on decent runs. Unlike diesel owners I don't tend to measure distance by tankful, because (quite frankly) that depends more on the size of the tank in the car. And I don't think the Prius has that big a fuel tank.

Agree also re the more relaxed, de-stressed driving. (Apart from when I am in a hurry!)

I think the Prius is beautifully designed for today's urban crawl:

Silent running

Ultra low emissions

No shuddery stop-start

No congestion charge

Smooth, continuously variable automatic transmission

Good acceleration from a standing start (if you do it properly)

Works for me!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this