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  Reply # 1782572 15-May-2017 14:31
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How do you "drive a hybrid" for efficiency on hills. I'd have thought you just drive it like a regular car, but maybe try to avoid heavy acceleration on hills if you can. That's the best place to pass slow moving vehicles though.





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  Reply # 1782574 15-May-2017 14:33
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I drive my 2010 Prius about 40% highway, 60% city, and it uses about 4.35 litres per 100km.

 

That's not going super easy on the pedal, coasting, rolling to stops or anything, it's just driving as usual I think.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1782616 15-May-2017 15:23
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I drive my 2010 Prius about 40% highway, 60% city, and it uses about 4.35 litres per 100km.

 

That's not going super easy on the pedal, coasting, rolling to stops or anything, it's just driving as usual I think.

 

 

 

 

What's the maintenance like on this car? how often do you need to service is it?


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  Reply # 1782659 15-May-2017 15:44
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LostBoyNZ:

 

I drive my 2010 Prius about 40% highway, 60% city, and it uses about 4.35 litres per 100km.

 

That's not going super easy on the pedal, coasting, rolling to stops or anything, it's just driving as usual I think.

 

 

What's the maintenance like on this car? how often do you need to service is it?

 

 

Very good I think. Prior to this I used to have a 2006 Prius, and with both I've had them serviced once a year. It's always just been the usual; oil change, air filters etc. Nothing un-expected or faults.

 

http://www.truedelta.com is quite useful for crowd sourced fault data. Beyond the 2009 Prius, it seems to be one of the "most trouble-free cars" in their database.

 

 

how much did it cost you to have your prius serviced at a garage? is not not simple to do for yourself compared to a petrol car?


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  Reply # 1782666 15-May-2017 15:55
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Very good I think. Prior to this I used to have a 2006 Prius, and with both I've had them serviced once a year. It's always just been the usual; oil change, air filters etc. Nothing un-expected or faults.

 

https://www.truedelta.com/ is quite useful for crowd sourced fault data. Beyond the 2009 Prius, it seems to be one of the "most trouble-free cars" in their database.


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  Reply # 1782667 15-May-2017 16:00
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how much did it cost you to have your prius serviced at a garage? is not not simple to do for yourself compared to a petrol car?

 

Ah just the same as a petrol car :) Thankfully nothing to do with the electric part of the hybrid engine ever needed servicing or any maintenance.


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  Reply # 1782711 15-May-2017 18:15
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How do you "drive a hybrid" for efficiency on hills. I'd have thought you just drive it like a regular car, but maybe try to avoid heavy acceleration on hills if you can. That's the best place to pass slow moving vehicles though.



When I re-read my previous comment I can see what generated the question but my point was that a hybrid is no worse than a ICE only car on hills and can in fact do better if you try and keep it out of the power band and in the econ band using the torque from the electric motors as much as possible. The difference with hybrid powertrains is they are designed to run the ICE at optimum power rather than having as much power in reserve as a conventional engine.
Although hyper-miling would get up the house of other drivers, just driving smoothly and anticipating makes a big difference, mind you, the same applies for driving anything.

Answering the OP's question, you can get close to the manufacturer's claimed economy figures.




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  Reply # 1782734 15-May-2017 19:31
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@LostBoyNZ: ... http://www.truedelta.com ...
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For some reason, the link to truedelta.com seems to use LostBoyNZ's session. Please edit your link.


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  Reply # 1782742 15-May-2017 19:47
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@LostBoyNZ: ... http://www.truedelta.com ...
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For some reason, the link to truedelta.com seems to use LostBoyNZ's session. Please edit your link.

 

 

Wow that is a crap website to do that. I even pressed the logout button and retried it and it was still logged in.





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Thanks, agreed that's a real worry security wise :(

 

The website is otherwise good, in terms of very useful info. But yeah, I wouldn't recommend signing up to it now... yikes.

 

Even after I've changed my password, the link still logs me in.


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  Reply # 1782757 15-May-2017 20:14
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I get an average of about 22 k/l on my 2006 Prius, but most of this is stop-start school runs, which is nsg for the Prius especially in winter because the petrol engine runs at startup to heat the converter.  I actually do much better on long runs, even with a roof pod and a car full of people (I'm thinking of Auck to Taupo, got about 24).  No problem at all whipping past people at, er, 120, because both the petrol and electric motors run to do this.

 

I have read, somewhere, that the most efficient way of running Priuses is to take off fast at traffic lights, and throttle back when you get to 50 (thus using the electric motor for the initial acceleration).  Seems logical. Makes people less angry, too.

 

The ride us fine and very comfortable for a long trip -- don't know what others are thinking here.  Normal services, no extra charge at the local AA (indeed, cheaper to service than a European car!)





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  Reply # 1782764 15-May-2017 20:21
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k/l makes it hard to compare with people using the standard of l/100km.





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  Reply # 1782831 15-May-2017 21:47
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k/l makes it hard to compare with people using the standard of l/100km.

 

 

So sorry.  Let me help: 22 km/l is 100/22 = 4.55 l/100km.  km/l is the way Priuses (or my Prius at least) shows it.  It's also 22 km per $1.83, which is good to know.





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  Reply # 1782873 16-May-2017 01:07
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are you working and earning money if you answered yes then stop worrying about how much gas you use or sell your car and take a bus 


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  Reply # 1782886 16-May-2017 06:36
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I think a Smart Car would be one of the lowest litres per 100km.


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