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xcel
08-02-2007, 07:42 AM
Highest mileage Prius in the world and still going strong! (http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/in-the-news/t-ride-of-the-week-august-1-2007-5719.html#post39187)

http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/546/Jesse_s_2002_Prius-I_-_Road_to_Mt_Evans_CO.jpg Jesse Rudavsky - CleanMPG.com (www.cleanmpg.com) - August 1, 2007

Jesse’s 2002 Prius-I with over 309,000 accumulated miles to date sits on the side of the road to Mt. Evans, CO. back in the summer of 2005.

Hello everyone. My name is Jesse Rudavsky. I am from Hingham MA. I would like to share some of my experiences with my 2002 Toyota Prius I have been driving for the last 3.5 years.

When I was 18, I purchased a 2000 5-speed Honda Insight in November of 2002. I bought that car for a ridiculously low price of $12,500 off a used car lot with only 13k miles. Heck They even threw in the $800 CD changer for free! Gas was under a buck 50 back then and people were not interested in a 2 seater that would only do 113 mph even though it would get 70mpg plus ;) The car had been sitting on that lot for nearly 6 months and the guy wanted it to disappear. Anyway, the Insight was a great car for me and I drove it trouble-free until 71,000 miles when I saw another deal I could not refuse.

I found my current 2002 Prius-I online listed for $10,000 with 84,000 miles. Gas was a buck 70 on that fateful day. 3/11/04 to be exact. At $3,200 below book value, I decided it was time for a change and snatched it up. Many of my friends thought I was crazy to take a "gamble" on a used hybrid with that many miles. Nearly 3.5 years and 224,000 miles of my own later, my Prius is still running strong with her accumulated 309,000 miles and counting. I recently drove out to Wisconsin for Hybridfest 2007 and down to Alabama afterwards to visit friends. Her fuel economy is still as good as day one. I am not much of a hypermiler but have pushed the car up to 100 mph for a few seconds in rural Mississippi and she didn’t even flinch.

I have taken my car everywhere including 8 separate trips to Florida, several trips out West and even to Alaska and back in the summer of 2005. She has also conquered Mt. Washington and Mt. Evans in Colorado at 14,258 ft. last summer. She has also experienced 117 degree heat while running MAX A/C at 80 plus mph cruising though the southern California desert last summer. The car did not overheat and I was kept very comfortable ;)

As new or used automobiles go, I highly recommend hybrids of all types and especially the Prius to everyone. In the late fall of 2004, my father joined the club and purchased a 2005 HCH-I with a CVT. He is very happy with his car 55,000 miles later as well!

Jesse

noflash
08-02-2007, 08:43 AM
You're my hero.

laurieaw
08-02-2007, 09:41 AM
amazing :woot:

rhwinger
08-02-2007, 05:41 PM
...and it still gets over 75 mpg. ;-)

Way to go, Jesse

BlueBulletIP
08-02-2007, 10:16 PM
More proof that today's hybrids will last as long or longer than other vehicles, given the same care. Hat's off to you, Jesse. There's a 2002 Prius for sale near my house that I plan to look at and drive tomorrow. Only 91K miles. Just wish I could afford to add a 3rd hybrid to the family.

xcel
08-04-2007, 04:15 PM
Hi All:

___Jesse gave me a ring earlier in the day and was asking questions about FAS’ing the Prius-I and other hypermiling details so as to take his ride up a notch. The story most would be interested in however was that he was over 70 mpg in a drive around town this morning and he has never seen south of 55 previously! That young man learns fast :D

___Nice job Jesse!

___Good Luck

___Wayne

xcel
08-08-2007, 06:52 PM
Hi All:

___Just a quick post. Jesse sent me this pic the other day. I think it describes all that needs to be discussed :)

http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/546/Jesse_-_310_823_miles_on_the_Prius-I.jpg

___Good Luck

___Wayne

Right Lane Cruiser
08-09-2007, 07:27 AM
That is just awesome. Talk about getting your money's worth out of a vehicle!!! Especially since he has just started pulling even higher numbers out of it. I know that definitely improved the (perceived to me anyway) value of my Elantra! :D

hobbit
08-09-2007, 01:25 PM
I talked to Jesse for quite a while the other day too; it
turned into a semi-interview just because I was curious as
to *why* he'd racked up that many miles. He's got quite
the story to tell, much of it involving Canada [yes, with
the occasional moose]. I'm going to try to get Altwheels
to waive the exhibitor charge for him just because his story
is so unique... he says he's been there before, but I think
emphasizing over 300K [andrew grant, eat yer heart out] in a
large public forum would be cool.
.
If I can make time, I'm going to help him change his tranny
fluid, too, which has apparently NEVER been done.
.
_H*

xcel
08-09-2007, 07:59 PM
Hi Al:

___Make sure he goes after that ancient brake fluid while you are at it too ;)

___Once he learns to be a little more gentle with his own little beauty in terms of its FE and another 190K shows up on the ticker, I think Toyota should send him a Prius-III free of charge :D

___Good Luck

___Wayne

300kmileprius
08-21-2007, 10:11 PM
Hello , Jesse here from Hingham MA again. Just came back from a trip to Florida. The car now has 316,000 miles and is still going strong. Just changed the cabin air filter for the first time before the trip and the AC is so much better. Kept up well in South Carolina at 102 fahrenheit at 80mph. The car hit 100mph for a few seconds in Georgia here and there and did not seem to be phased at all. Fuel economy was about 45-50mpg going with the traffic. Also, My father has a 2005 HCH with infinate ratio. We are at 56,000 miles and so far so good until recently it seems like the tranny is slipping a bit. We are taking the car in to Honda later this week to have the fluid changed again. Wayne says this should solve the problem. Has anyone experienced this before and if so at what mileage on the car? Photos coming a bit later.

Jesse

Right Lane Cruiser
08-21-2007, 11:36 PM
Hey, great to hear from you, Jesse!! Been driving through my old neck of the woods, have you? ;)

I'm really impressed with your vehicle's ability to keep up -- and with such good numbers at that mileage, too!!!

Tochatihu
08-22-2007, 02:14 AM
Go Jesse Go!

Belts, boots, struts, tie rod ends, HV battery internal resistance - so many questions!

:Banane35:

I lift a glass of Tsingtao in your general direction.

DAS

xcel
08-22-2007, 06:30 AM
Hi Jesse:

___Hobbit made you famous in the YaHoo PTS group last night :D

___Now expect a tranny fluid swap to the good stuff (Type WS) and a UOA on her old tranny fluid (I am not sure if it can be called “fluid” anymore ;)) and Hobbit will do the honors.

___Good Luck

___Wayne

xcel
08-22-2007, 08:17 AM
Hi Jesse:

___It took me a while but I found the long term (160,000 Mile) HCH-I, Prius-I and Insight field tests and failures we talked about last night …

HCH-I

VIN 0815 (http://avt.inel.gov/pdf/hev/2003_eta0815_civic_fact_sheet.pdf)
Major Events: None

VIN 1603 (http://avt.inel.gov/pdf/hev/fact_sheet1603.pdf)
Major Events:
CVT transmission failed @ 99,102 miles - Cost: $2,500
Catalytic converter failed @ 100,715 miles - Cost: $1,164
Transmission failed@ 157,209 miles - Cost: $2,438

VIN 1622 (http://avt.inel.gov/pdf/hev/2003_eta1622_civic_fact_sheet.pdf)
Major Events: None

VIN 3864 (http://avt.inel.gov/pdf/hev/honda_civic_fact_sheet3864.pdf)
Major Events:
CVT transmission failed @ 96,802 miles - Cost: $2,500
Catalytic converter failed @ 97,750 miles - Cost: $1,124
Motor mount front and driver side replaced@140,343 - Cost: $400

The two CVT failures occurred at the same Bank One’s Courier Pool and suspiciously at 96 and 99K miles respectively. The two other HCH-I’s were operated by ATA employee(s) out of Phoenix, AZ. and no major events were recorded?


Prius-I

VIN 1883 (http://avt.inel.gov/pdf/hev/fact_sheet1883.pdf)
Major Events:
Overheated due to high external temperature@ 87,138 miles - Cost: none
Rack and pinion failed @ 106,153 miles - Cost: Under Warranty
Ignition lock immobilizer and keys replaced@ 126,689 - Cost: $469

VIN 2105 (http://avt.inel.gov/pdf/hev/2002_eta105_prius_fact_sheet.pdf)
Major Events: None

VIN 4279 (http://avt.inel.gov/pdf/hev/2002_boa4279_prius_fact_sheet.pdf)
Major Events: None

VIN 5828 (http://avt.inel.gov/pdf/hev/fact_sheet5828.pdf)
Major Events: None

VIN 8836 (http://avt.inel.gov/pdf/hev/2002_eta8836_prius_fact_sheet.pdf)
Major Events:
Rack and pinion replaced @ 25,000 and again @32,000 miles - Cost: under warranty

VIN 8976 (http://avt.inel.gov/pdf/hev/fact_sheet8976.pdf)
Major Events:
Rear hub and bearing replaced @ 40,000 Miles - Cost: $321
ECM replaced @ 127,430 - Cost: $1,218
Power Steering ECM replaced @ 145,594 - Cost: $699
Water pump replaced @ 145,602 - Cost: $461


Honda Insight

VIN 2163 (http://avt.inel.gov/pdf/hev/fact_sheet2163.pdf)
Major Events:
Replaced CVT transmission @ 89,230 - Cost: $3,000 (est. price)

VIN 2465 (http://avt.inel.gov/pdf/hev/2001_hbe382_insight_fact_sheet.pdf)
Major Events: None

VIN 2487 (http://avt.inel.gov/pdf/hev/2001_hbe380_insight_fact_sheet.pdf)
Major Events:
Inner fender liner loose, hitting bumper - Cost: under warranty

VIN 2688 (http://avt.inel.gov/pdf/hev/fact_sheet2688.pdf)
Major Events:
Replaced CVT transmission and fuel injectors@ 77,054 miles - Cost: $3,500 (est. price)
Replaced front wheel bearings @ 86,290miles - Cost: $420 (est. price)
Need new transmission, throttle position Sensor, front lower control arms, brake @145,902 miles - Est. Cost: $4,500

VIN 2720 (http://avt.inel.gov/pdf/hev/2001_hbe381_insight_fact_sheet.pdf)
Major Events: None

VIN 3672
Major Events:
Hit parking bumper and tore front air dam - Cost: $1,992
(not included in maint. cost) battery pack and controller (under warranty)

___Again, damaged CVT’s on the first and fourth Insight at 89K and 77K miles respectively occurred from the same Bank One courier pool. Someone doing Neutral drops?

___Good Luck

___Wayne

300kmileprius
08-25-2007, 09:25 PM
Hello everyone, Jesse here again. Planetary gearset fluid was changed for the first time today. 316,700 miles and counting. Thankyou Hobbit.

philmcneal
08-30-2007, 02:37 AM
wow im totally impressed that you ran on the original PSD fluid for that many miles, espically with your long road trips and such, holy crap your my hero and i hope my NHW20 last as long as yours!!!

300kmileprius
09-03-2007, 10:22 PM
Hello, again, Jesse here. Now at 318k. Still running strong. Same batteries.

300kmileprius
09-10-2007, 11:46 AM
Going to hit 320k today or tomorrow. Still running strong. Same batteries.

Sledge
09-10-2007, 02:09 PM
What has been your avg MPG over 300,000 miles?

300kmileprius
09-30-2007, 11:27 AM
I would say the average has been about 45-50mpg depending on how fast I drive. Now nearing 323,000 miles. Still going strong.

Right Lane Cruiser
09-30-2007, 11:32 AM
That's just awesome, Jesse!! So when are you hitting 400K miles? ;)

300kmileprius
10-05-2007, 10:51 PM
Hello again from Hingham MA. Just got back last nite from a day trip to Quebec province. Blasted the car up to 112mph on a 13% grade on rte 257 just north of the NH/PQ border. Often at 80-100mph in Quebec, but heck police are very few and far between. Didn't see any inbetween towns. Foliage was awesome. Also the air seems much much cleaner up in canada...I wonder if they have tougher environmental laws...either that or simply much sparser population. Anyway the car ran great and returned about 46 mpg round trip considering very high speeds some of the time. Just under 325K tonite.

300kmileprius
10-17-2007, 07:09 PM
326,600 and counting. Still going strong.

xcel
10-17-2007, 07:35 PM
Hi Jesse:

___With all the miles you place on her, you should be posting a travelogue. Let us know where you two are headed for the next excursion, take some pics and post them when you get back!

___Good Luck

___Wayne

98CRV
10-25-2007, 08:22 PM
I am late to see this, but Jesse's story is very impressive.

xcel
10-25-2007, 09:28 PM
Hi 98CRV:

___You should hear from him in person about some of the places he’s been. Holy smokes!!!

___Good Luck

___Wayne

xcel
11-25-2007, 11:41 PM
Hi All:

___I received a call from Jesse yesterday and low and behold, his 02 Prius-I just passed through 333,333 miles.

___One of the stories he wanted me to pass along was that he was on the Florida Turnpike and at some points, he was pushing as high as 85 – 95 mph and there were SUV’s and P/U trucks pacing him :rolleyes: Can you imagine owning one of those monstrosities and receiving maybe all of 8 mpg with gas at $3.20 per? He said his Prius was allowing ~ 30 mpg at the same … Not approved but 30 is a lot better than 10 or less!

___Anyway, here is his in car pic.

http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/2/Jesse_-_2002_Prius-I_at_333333.jpg

___Good Luck

___Wayne

Neicy
11-26-2007, 05:47 AM
Way to go Jesse. I love to tell people his mileage when they ask "So, when do you have to replace the battery?"

Thanks for the update Wayne.

300kmileprius
12-03-2007, 05:05 PM
Hello everyone again from Hingham MA, just a little under 336,000 miles tonite. So far so good. Same batteries. Just got back from NYC with a friend. Managed to pull 50mpg even in the crappy cold weather.

Right Lane Cruiser
12-03-2007, 05:25 PM
Good to hear from you, Jesse! It certainly sounds as though you continue to get your money's worth out of that vehicle. :)

Keep it up!! :flag:

300kmileprius
12-15-2007, 10:25 PM
337,300 miles tonite and still going strong. Same batteries.

Right Lane Cruiser
12-16-2007, 09:38 AM
At this rate when do you predict you'll hit 1/2 million?! :eek:

300kmileprius
12-31-2007, 09:20 AM
Just hit 342,000 miles. Still going strong. Same batteries.

Right Lane Cruiser
12-31-2007, 09:35 AM
Good to hear from you again, Jesse! You continue to prove just how silly all these statements about batteries wearing out really are. :D

Are you going to have a celebration at 350K?

diamondlarry
12-31-2007, 09:39 AM
Jesse, you continue to be the example I use when people bring up misinformation. I'm with Sean, 1/2 million seems to be in reach.

bomber991
12-31-2007, 09:40 AM
I don't get it, do you just go on a road trip every other weekend or what?

300kmileprius
01-09-2008, 03:52 PM
Currently at 343,300 tonite. Same batteries.

lamebums
01-09-2008, 03:57 PM
Currently at 343,300 tonite. Same batteries.

343,300? ****...

Many cars don't last half as long before they're destined for the junkyard...

JimboK
01-09-2008, 05:59 PM
You'll be needing to change your user name soon. ;) Congratulations!

300kmileprius
01-14-2008, 07:55 AM
Just over 344k this morning. Same batteries.

300kmileprius
01-19-2008, 07:01 PM
Just passed through 345k. Same batteries.

Right Lane Cruiser
01-20-2008, 08:42 PM
:woot: Go Jesse! :D

xcel
01-21-2008, 12:01 PM
Hi All:

___Just to add to Jess’s thread, he is planning to bring his Prius-I to the next Milwaukee Hybrid Group meet in February. Hopefully all goes as planned and you can actually see it there!

___Way to go Jesse!

___Good Luck

___Wayne

300kmileprius
01-29-2008, 09:11 AM
About 700 miles under 350k this morning. Got back from the battery beach burnout in Miami FL Sunday nite. Same batteries. Still going strong. Pic coming soon when I hit 350k in the next few days.

rweatherford
01-29-2008, 11:42 PM
Congrats on the 350K miles. I guess conservation is not the goal.....

xcel
01-30-2008, 08:53 PM
Hi All:

___Although the details are sketchy, Jesse appears to be ok (he sounded ok but a little animated when I spoke with him on the phone a few minutes ago) which is the most important thing. Let us just say the Prius gave up its life at 349,500 + miles so that Jesse could keep his. All because of a 17 year old punk driving a junk :ccry:

___Jesse promised to check in to update everyone on his and his infamous Prius’ status in short order …

___Good Luck

___Wayne

rweatherford
01-30-2008, 09:31 PM
Sorry to hear about that! It was quite interesting to see how far it would go....

Right Lane Cruiser
01-30-2008, 10:38 PM
Oh no!! I'm glad he is okay. :(

Skwyre7
01-31-2008, 06:36 AM
...Let us just say the Prius gave up its life at 349,500 + miles so that Jesse could keep his. All because of a 17 year old punk driving a junk :ccry: ...
And it had such a long life ahead of it. :(

Joking aside, I, too, am glad that Jesse is OK.

300kmileprius
01-31-2008, 08:17 PM
January 30th, 6:59 pm EST. I was driving west on state highway 139 in Randolph MA. I was approaching the intersection of hwy 28 and the light was green. Unfortunately at the last possible second, a 17 year old in a 1994 Mercury Sable failed to yield and made a hard left in front of my car. He was going pretty fast and there was nothing I could do. Both airbags deployed like they were supposed to and the combination of that and the seatbelt allowed me to walk away without a scratch. The triangle came on instantly and the engine died. Amazingly the stereo was still playing my favorite band Social Distortion. I got out of the car and the kid apologized and I explained what he did wrong and then called the police. He was issued a citation for failure to yield. His vehicle was towed from the scene as well. Fortunately I was near my friends house and I was picked up shortly after in the 2005 escape-hybrid he had just purchased less than two weeks earlier. I am very dissapointed but I am happy to be alive and uninjured. I will be linking the damage photographs as well as a final odometer pic in the next few days.

Right Lane Cruiser
01-31-2008, 08:23 PM
I'm so sorry you had to go through that, Jesse! I've only been in one accident (hit by a police car) and I'll never forget it. We are all very VERY relieved you are okay! The high mileage Prius was a big loss, but replaceable. YOU are not replaceable!

I hope that you can find another vehicle to serve you as well as this one did. Good luck and may you continue to be watched over by the big guy above!!!

xcel
01-31-2008, 08:24 PM
Hi Jesse:

___I am so sorry for the loss of the Prius-I but am very glad to hear you walked away without a scratch …

___Good Luck

___Wayne

300kmileprius
01-31-2008, 10:10 PM
Final odometer reading was 349,531 miles.

hobbit
01-31-2008, 11:39 PM
Oh, man, that *sucks*! Less than 500 shy of the big 350, too!
I assume it's totaled? Does that kid realize exactly what he
ruined? I've been through that area quite a bit myself, on
visits to ALPS for supplies, and there does seem to be a high
quotient of clueless around there.
.
Hard to believe. I mean, you just went all the way to FL and
back !again! and then this happens basically in your backyard...
.
_H*

Neicy
02-01-2008, 06:56 AM
Oh Jesse I am so sad for the car but glad you are OK. It figures that one of our own idiot drivers would do this. I would be so angry if I were in your shoes and have to keep telling myself that he didn't do it intentionally.

Keep us posted on how YOU are doing too!

rhwinger
02-01-2008, 08:28 AM
Hey Jesse, I'm glad you are okay. What a loss. Hoping to look on the bright side - maybe it's an opportunity to get a new Prius?

Hang in there.

Thanks,

Bob

mparrish
02-01-2008, 09:57 AM
Jesse, thanks for making your Prius longevity so public. It's been helpful to counter the "what about the battery" types. You know 'em.

Glad you're fine. Oh it's a shame she's no more, but maybe she's still salvageable by you or someone willing to buy for the cause? :)

Someone should buy & restore it if for no other reason than to get her up to 379,000, snap a photo, send to Art Spinella with a note that says "you're right!.......the Prius does get up to 379,000......wait a minute, wrong car......my apologies."

At the very least let's have a wake for this beauty.

As a former Mass resident let me say how impressed I am you made it past 50k miles without getting side swiped by some punk Randolph HS Celtics fan. ;)

Doc Willie
02-01-2008, 10:56 AM
Jesse -

Condolenced from all of us here at at StarFleet, and relief that you are unhurt.

Sad to hear about the car. I was hoping to share a few more shows in its awesome presence. Maybe its not over if she can be fixed.

300kmileprius
02-01-2008, 02:26 PM
I tried to start the car yesterday but all I got was a glimmer of electrical noise and thats it. The airbags also deployed and the front of the car is devastated. Fluids were leaking everywhere. However the batteries should still be good. Is there anyone who might be able to pull the batteries out? I suspect the engine is toast but I suppose you never know. Maybe there is someone out there who could ressurect the car.....
I am currently driving a 2008 rented prius through insurance.

xcel
02-01-2008, 03:35 PM
Hi Jesse:

___Al (Hobbit) could do the electrical work of pulling a pack I am sure. I have the feeling the safety breakers were thrown with the air bag deployment so there is no chance of her spinning up until the system has been reset. With all her life blood drained out, it is probably best to leave her alone.

___If there is a good thing about any of this, the new 08 Prius is not too bad now, is it ;)

___Good Luck

___Wayne

Skwyre7
02-01-2008, 04:31 PM
Maybe have it towed to a Toyota place to have it "looked at". ;)

nerfer
02-01-2008, 06:29 PM
Final odometer reading was 349,531 miles.
As it happens, the average distance from the surface of the Earth to the surface of the moon is 230K miles, 1.5x that is 345K miles. Unfortunately that would leave you a little more than halfway home from the moon, but still mighty impressive.

ILAveo
02-01-2008, 07:10 PM
Maybe have it towed to a Toyota place to have it "looked at". ;)

And call Toyota corporate/marketing too?

___Al (Hobbit) could do the electrical work of pulling a pack I am sure. I have the feeling the safety breakers were thrown with the air bag deployment so there is no chance of her spinning up until the system has been reset. With all her life blood drained out, it is probably best to leave her alone.

It is also possible 'yota's engineers would be interested in looking at a pack with that many miles put on it in the wild. The insurance company that ends up owning the salvage rights probably won't look into it though.:(

hobbit
02-01-2008, 09:45 PM
Well, if insurance is involved they'll probably want the entire
car to go to the salvage market, so pulling parts out of it
would probably incur all kinds of legal hassle. If that's not
the case and you're free to do whatever with the hulk, however,
us boston-locals should *definitely* tear in and do some analysis.
.
If fluids are leaking and parts in the front end are smacked, it's
likely not a good idea to try powering it up... especially if the
inverter is mangled, y'know..
.
_H*

nerfer
02-01-2008, 09:50 PM
And call Toyota corporate/marketing too?

I second that. I would think their marketing division could think of something useful to do with this, even if their technical division feels they have enough testing information. I would think it would be worth it to them to give you a decent compensation.

Chuck
02-02-2008, 12:34 AM
I'm sorry to be late to this thread and offer my condolences for a car that did the equivalent of 14 orbits.

I remember seeing your car last July...still have pictures somewhere.

Think Toyota would want to examine the remains?

300kmileprius
03-09-2008, 04:42 PM
So far so good with my new 2005 prius. Just hit 88k last nite. Odometer was at 84,354 on 2/20 the day of purchase.

Right Lane Cruiser
03-09-2008, 04:45 PM
Good to hear from you, Jesse! I'm glad your new ride is working out for you. :)

Do you have any pictures to share with us yet?

xcel
03-15-2008, 11:58 PM
Hi Jesse:

___Sorry for not getting these up sooner!

http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/546/Jesse_with_02_nad_new_04_along_with_dad_s_05_HCH-I_04_Prius-II_Front.jpg
Left to right – top to bottom

Jesse with his old 02 for the last time :ccry:
Jesse’s new/used 05 with his Dad’s 05 HCH-I w/ CVT in the garage.
05 Prius-II Front
05 Prius-II Rear

2005 Prius was purchased on February 20th 2008 at Toyota of Newport in Middletown Rhode Island. Price was just under $14k with 84,354 miles. The car includes traction control, side curtain airbags, rear wiper, and smartkey.

It was a one owner car mainly driven in RI. On the test drive I took the car to 95mph on Rte 24 and it rode perfect. I am very happy with the car so far and I have already put just over 3,000 miles on it already including 2 trips to Long Island NY. No major road trips yet but I plan to take it to FL in the next month or 2. I am definitely getting better fuel economy than the first car. The car currently has very new Uniroyal Tigerpaw’s rated at 44psi. The complete morons at the dealer set them at 25 psi up front and 24 psi rear :angry: I immediately drove to a gas station when I picked the car up and set them at 57psi all around. I plan to put true LRRs on for the next set. The car also has a great sound system. I love the fact that the rear seats go down. I verified the top speed of 106 mph on level ground in the rental car and I will with this car on the first Atlantic Canada trip in a few weeks. I also feel that the steering is more precise than the gen 1. More pics coming down the road. Hopefully no deer, moose or red light runners this time around :)

___Good Luck

___Wayne

Neicy
03-16-2008, 09:20 AM
Hi Jesse. Great to hear things are going well. Your car looks almost like mine now (but cleaner).

300kmileprius
03-19-2008, 07:50 PM
Just hit 89k. So far so good.

300kmileprius
03-27-2008, 11:26 PM
A little over 90,300 tonite. Still loving the new car.

Skwyre7
03-28-2008, 02:48 PM
Good to hear!

300kmileprius
04-09-2008, 10:40 PM
91,100 tonite. Still loving the car.

300kmileprius
04-15-2008, 11:10 AM
Just over 92k this morning. Verified top speed of 107mph on slight downgrade on Connecticut hwy 9 this past saturday on the way to the electric car meeting. Currently averaging about 55mpg in 50 degree weather.

300kmileprius
05-14-2008, 11:28 PM
Just over 97k tonite.

Right Lane Cruiser
05-15-2008, 07:28 AM
It's good to hear the car is working out well for you, Jesse!

How long do you think it will take you to get back up to the same number of miles as the other one had?

300kmileprius
05-17-2008, 06:48 PM
I am thinking about 4 years from now if I do as much travelling as before. I now also have an all electric car. A converted 1987 2-door nissan sentra 5spd. Pics of that coming soon.

Right Lane Cruiser
05-18-2008, 10:03 AM
That sounds pretty cool! I'd love to see pictures of that. :)

What sort of range does it have?

xcel
07-06-2008, 02:21 PM
Hi All:

___Jesse just sent me a note that his new-used Prius-II is now over 105,000 miles! And his FE is way up vs. his former Prius-I too :)

___Good Luck

___Wayne

300kmileprius
08-02-2008, 08:49 PM
Prius now nearing 111,500. So far so good. Electric Sentra at 1,700 miles since acquisition.



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