Buying a used hybrid

Discussion in 'General' started by MT bucket, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. MT bucket

    MT bucket I want my MPG!

    cool! mine has the first two, not soc. is the hybrid systems indicator inaccurate with the bars
    in the battery symbol?
  2. Ophbalance

    Ophbalance Administrator Staff Member

    I use mine for gas pedal sensor, gas gauge percentage, average trip MGP, and the metric equivalent of horsepower. The one I use the most, however, is gas pedal sensor and HP as it's helpful for showing when your in an engine off glide.
  3. bestmapman

    bestmapman Fighting untruth and misinformation

    You have to program the soc and it reads to the single integer percent.
  4. MT bucket

    MT bucket I want my MPG!

    Second fillup tonight yes the readout was a little optimistic, but still ended up being 60.58 mpg over 412 miles using 6.8 gallons. Still way better than the low to mid 50s i was hoping for! The car seems to be working flawlessly. I love the speedometer, with the big digits. I hope it is accurate. my only beef is with the seats. I didn't notice any discomfort at first, but after 800 miles, i notice no lower back support, and it is started getting me a back ache. i put a cushion behind my lower back and it is much better, but you would think on a nice car i wouldn't have to mess around with stuff like that.
  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Make hay while the sun shines, Michael. Starting in December (probably Nov) you will see those fine numbers take a wee dive. But you're off to a good start.
  6. MT bucket

    MT bucket I want my MPG!

    It was cold and snowy the first full day with the car and I still got mid 50s, though it wasn't cold cold, like minnesota cold lol
  7. MT bucket

    MT bucket I want my MPG!

    One thing with being a courier, the warm up time doesn't change my overall mpg hardly at all, since it is so short relative to the time I am in thecar. Plus I only have one warm up, whereas a commuter has two ;)
  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Sounds like you got the perfect car for that job. I'm jealous.
  9. run2w8s

    run2w8s Active Member

    The original poster expressed a small concern about using the air-conditioner. The Prius has an electric air conditioner, so it doesn't bog down the engine power when it comes on. It doesn't seem to affect gas mileage much in my Prius.
  10. ksstathead

    ksstathead Moderator

    Not a major impact on the highway, though measureable. AC better than windows down at highway speed, I'd say (without proof).

    Can be big in town since more time stopped and slower speed means less distance per unit of time in which to bear the AC overhead. Try cracking driver and rear passenger windows an inch or two for cross ventilation. One can approach 90 mpg or more in town under ideal conditions, but it won't happen with AC. Running the AC means you need to keep moving near psl which is quite limiting when going for extreme mpg.

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