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It’s been a couple of months of driving the Prius now and I have come to two conclusions:

1. I love the gas mileage. In my old car, I could drive about 350 miles on a tank of gas, and it took about $65 to $70 to fill it up. In the Prius, I can drive between 450 and 500 miles on a tank, and I cannot squeeze more than $30 into it at the gas station. So my gas mileage is 2.5 times better than it was.

2. I noticed that Priuses are the favorite kind of taxi now. I recently traveled and used taxis, and I noticed that two-thirds of all taxis seem to be Priuses. There were a few lines at airports in California where I looked down the line and saw not a single taxi that was NOT a Prius. When I googled for this, I found that the Prius is not only tough enough to be used as a taxi, each one saves 5,000 gallons of gas a year.

Welcome to the Priushood.

 

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Welcome to the Priushood

After letting the old van go with 230,000 miles last week, I needed a new car. I decided to be economical and responsible. I bought a 2011 Prius. The tank was full when I got it.

Prius HappyI drove 340 miles since, and today the gas level was approaching a quarter full. I decided to fill up.

This is all I could squeeze into the tank.

I feel like I am back in the 1990s when I could fill up my car for less than thirty dollars.

Then I drove to Los Angeles and back, about 250 miles roundtrip. Here is the result showing I got 57.1 MPG on average for that trip.

MPG

Now I am truly Prius Happy.

Or, as a friend said: Welcome to the Priushood.

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