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    Salam

    More People are buying Prius and soon its going to be a common car in Pakistan .

    Guys Please share your experience , knowledge and comments about this car.

    (Just to give you an idea) :

    FUEL ECONOMY FOR US EPA

    YEAR/MODEL CITY (UNIT: KM /L) HIGHWAY(UNIT: KM/L)
    2004-9 2ND GEN PRIUS(1.5) 20.40 19.13
    2010-12 3RD GEN PRIUS (1.8) 21.68 20.40
    2012 PRIUS C (1.5) 22.53 19.55
    2012 PRIUS V (1.8) 18.7 17.0


    FUEL ECONOMY FOR JAPAN 10-15 Mode test

    YEAR/MODEL CITY (UNIT: KM /L) HIGHWAY(UNIT: KM/L)
    2004-9 2ND GEN PRIUS(1.5) 35.5 29.6
    2010-12 3RD GEN PRIUS (1.8) 38 32.6
    PRIUS ALPHA(V)(1.8) 31 26.2
    2012 PRIUS AQUA (C )(1.5) 40 35.4



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    nice initiative. Hybrid vehicles (especially Prius) are getting popular now as they r easily available in Pakistan. Its a newer technology and most of us (like myself) need to know alot about it. Hope this club would be really helpful in improving our knowledgebase. Best of Luck.

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    Japan Addition

    2004-2005

    S Package:
    Some Standard Features:
    - 15" alloys on P185/65R15 tiers
    - TRAC
    - Front fog lights
    - Electric Mirrors
    - Remote Keyless Entry
    - EV Drive Mode Button
    - AM/FM/CD w/ 6 speakers
    - Anti-Theft Device
    - Rear Fog light (in cold area specification)
    - Halogen Headlights with Manual Leveling Adjuster
    - Trim Rings
    - Rear Wiper/Washer
    - Tonneau Cover
    G Package:
    G Model adds to the S:
    - Steering Wheel Assisted Vehicle Stability Control (S-VSC)
    - Cruise Control
    - Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
    - Smart Entry & Smart Start (SE/SS)
    - Alcantara Interior
    - Front Footwell Lighting
    - AM/FM/MD/6-CD w/ 6 Speakers


    Options:
    - Front-Seat Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags
    - Voice-Activated HDD Navigation System Package which includes backup camera, Intelligent Park Assist (IPA), AM/FM/MD/CD, Sound Library (to store your songs), TV Tuner and 6 speakers, G-Book Service
    - Voice-Activated HDD Navigation System Package which includes backup camera, Intelligent Park Assist (IPA), JBL Premium Audio AM/FM/MD and 6-CD/DVD Changer, Sound Library (to store your songs), TV Tuner and 9 speakers, G-Book Service

    S Touring Selection:
    S Touring Selection adds to the S:
    - 16" alloys on P195/55R16 tyres
    - Rear Skirt
    - Sport Suspension
    - Flat Tyre Repair Kit
    - Underbody covers (to smooth airflow)
    - Type B Extended Spoiler
    - High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights

    Options:
    - Front-Seat Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags
    - Voice-Activated HDD Navigation System Package which includes backup camera, Intelligent Park Assist (IPA), AM/FM/MD/CD, Sound Library (to store your songs), TV Tuner and 6 speakers, G-Book Service

    G Touring Selection:
    G Touring Selection adds to the S Touring Selection:
    - Steering Wheel Assisted Vehicle Stability Control (S-VSC)
    - Cruise Control
    - Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
    - Smart Entry & Smart Start (SE/SS)
    - Alcantara Interior
    - Front Footwell Lighting
    - AM/FM/MD/6-CD w/ 6 Speakers

    Options:
    - Front-Seat Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags
    - Voice-Activated HDD Navigation System Package which includes backup camera, Intelligent Park Assist (IPA), AM/FM/MD/CD, Sound Library (to store your songs), TV Tuner and 6 speakers, G-Book Service
    - Voice-Activated HDD Navigation System Package which includes backup camera, Intelligent Park Assist (IPA), JBL Premium Audio AM/FM/MD and 6-CD/DVD Changer, Sound Library (to store your songs), TV Tuner and 9 speakers, G-Book Service

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    2006
    Changes:
    - Addition of Leather Package
    - Higher resolution screen

    S :
    Some Standard Features:
    - 15" alloys on P185/65R15 tyres
    - TRAC
    - Front foglights
    - Electric Mirrors
    - Remote Keyless Entry
    - EV Drive Mode Button
    - AM/FM/CD w/ 6 speakers
    - Anti-Theft Device
    - Rear Foglight (in cold area specification)
    - Halogen Headlights with Manual Levelling Adjuster
    - Trim Rings
    - Rear Wiper/Washer
    - Tonneau Cover

    G:
    G Model adds to the S:
    - Steering Wheel Assisted Vehicle Stability Control (S-VSC)
    - Cruise Control
    - Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
    - Smart Entry & Smart Start (SE/SS)
    - Alcantara Interior
    - Front Footwell Lighting
    - AM/FM/MD/6-CD w/ 6 Speakers

    Options:
    - Front-Seat Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags
    - Voice-Activated HDD Navigation System Package which includes backup camera, Intelligent Park Assist (IPA), AM/FM/MD/CD, Sound Library (to store your songs), TV Tuner and 6 speakers, G-Book Service
    - Voice-Activated HDD Navigation System Package which includes backup camera, Intelligent Park Assist (IPA), JBL Premium Audio AM/FM/MD and 6-CD/DVD Changer, Sound Library (to store your songs), TV Tuner and 9 speakers, G-Book Service

    S Touring Selection:
    S Touring Selection adds to the S:
    - 16" alloys on P195/55R16 tyres
    - Rear Skirt
    - Sport Suspension
    - Flat Tyre Repair Kit
    - Underbody covers (to smooth airflow)
    - Type B Extended Spoiler
    - High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights

    Options:
    - Front-Seat Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags
    - Voice-Activated HDD Navigation System Package which includes backup camera, Intelligent Park Assist (IPA), AM/FM/MD/CD, Sound Library (to store your songs), TV Tuner and 6 speakers, G-Book Service

    G Touring Selection :
    G Touring Selection adds to the S Touring Selection:
    - Steering Wheel Assisted Vehicle Stability Control (S-VSC)
    - Cruise Control
    - Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
    - Smart Entry & Smart Start (SE/SS)
    - Alcantara Interior
    - Front Footwell Lighting
    - AM/FM/MD/6-CD w/ 6 Speakers

    Options:
    - Front-Seat Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags
    - Voice-Activated HDD Navigation System Package which includes backup camera, Intelligent Park Assist (IPA), AM/FM/MD/CD, Sound Library (to store your songs), TV Tuner and 6 speakers, G-Book Service
    - Voice-Activated HDD Navigation System Package which includes backup camera, Intelligent Park Assist (IPA), JBL Premium Audio AM/FM/MD and 6-CD/DVD Changer, Sound Library (to store your songs), TV Tuner and 9 speakers, G-Book Service

    G Touring Selection with Leather Package:
    G Touring Selection with Leather Package adds to G Touring Selection:
    - Intelligent Parking Assist (IPA)
    - Backup Camera
    - Voice-Activated HDD Navigation System Package
    AM/FM/MD/CD, Sound Library (to store your songs), TV Tuner and 6 speakers, G-Book Alpha Service
    - Leather-Trimmed Interior
    - Front-Seat Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags

    Options:
    - Voice-Activated HDD Navigation System, JBL Premium Audio AM/FM/MD and 6-CD/DVD Changer, Sound Library (to store your songs), TV Tuner and 9 speakers, G-Book Service

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    2007

    Changes:
    - Addition of Standard Package
    - G-Book Alpha Service
    - S 10th Anniversary Edition

    S Standard Package
    Some Standard Features:
    - 15" alloys on P185/65R15 tyres
    - TRAC
    - Front foglights
    - Electric Mirrors
    - Remote Keyless Entry
    - EV Drive Mode Button
    - AM/FM/CD w/ 6 speakers
    - Anti-Theft Device
    - Rear Foglight (in cold area specification)
    - Halogen Headlights with Manual Levelling Adjuster

    S :
    S model adds:
    - Trim Rings
    - Rear Wiper/Washer
    - Tonneau Cover

    Options:
    - Front-Seat Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags
    - HDD Navigation System Package which includes backup camera, Intelligent Park Assist (IPA), AM/FM/MD/CD, Sound Library (to store your songs), TV Tuner and 6 speakers, G-Book Alpha Service, Voice-Recognition

    S 10th Anniversary Edition:
    S 10th Anniversary Edition adds to the S:
    - Steering Wheel Assisted Vehicle Stability Control (S-VSC)
    - High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
    - Cruise Control
    - Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
    - Smart Entry & Smart Start (SE/SS)
    - Intelligent Parking Assist (IPA)
    - Front Footwell Lighting
    - Backup Camera
    - Voice-Activated HDD Navigation System Package
    AM/FM/MD/CD, Sound Library (to store your songs), TV Tuner and 6 speakers, G-Book Alpha Service
    - Special Box for the Keys Fobs

    Options:
    - Front-Seat Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags

    G:
    G Model adds to the S:
    - Steering Wheel Assisted Vehicle Stability Control (S-VSC)
    - Cruise Control
    - Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
    - Smart Entry & Smart Start (SE/SS)
    - Alcantara Interior
    - Front Footwell Lighting
    - AM/FM/MD/6-CD w/ 6 Speakers

    Options:
    - Front-Seat Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags
    - HDD Navigation System Package which includes backup camera, Intelligent Park Assist (IPA), AM/FM/MD/CD, Sound Library (to store your songs), TV Tuner and 6 speakers, G-Book Alpha Service, Voice-Recognition
    - HDD Navigation System Package which includes backup camera, Intelligent Park Assist (IPA), JBL Premium Audio AM/FM/MD and 6-CD/DVD Changer, Sound Library (to store your songs), TV Tuner and 9 speakers, G-Book Alpha Service, Voice-Recognition

    S Touring Selection
    S Touring Selection adds to the S:
    - 16" alloys on P195/55R16 tyres
    - Rear Skirt
    - Sport Suspension
    - Flat Tyre Repair Kit
    - Underbody covers (to smooth airflow)
    - Type B Extended Spoiler
    - High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights

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    Nice Initiative.

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    !!!! Toyota prius fan club!!!! -1039899
    miles to go

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    !!!! Toyota prius fan club!!!! -1039900
    miles to go

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    !!!! Toyota prius fan club!!!! -1039901 i would love to own this car one day
    miles to go

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    !!!! Toyota prius fan club!!!! -1039902 (h)
    miles to go

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    FUEL ECONOMY FOR US (Just to give you an idea)

    YEAR/MODEL CITY (UNIT: KM /L) HIGHWAY(UNIT: KM/L)
    2004-9 2ND GEN PRIUS(1.5) 20.40 19.13
    2010-12 3RD GEN PRIUS (1.5) 21.68 20.40
    2012 PRIUS C (1.5) 22.53 19.55
    2012 PRIUS V (1.8) 18.7 17.0

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    FUEL ECONOMY FOR JAPAN

    YEAR/MODEL CITY (UNIT: KM /L) HIGHWAY(UNIT: KM/L)
    2004-9 2ND GEN PRIUS(1.5) 35.5 29.6
    2010-12 3RD GEN PRIUS (1.5) 38 32.6
    PRIUS ALPHA(V)(1.8) 31 26.2
    2012 PRIUS AQUA (C )(1.5) 40 35.4

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    Prius owners please post your Prius driving experience in the RAINS of Aug - Sept 2012
    - www.crackwheels.com - A skilled Dictator is much more beneficial to Country......than a Democracy of Ignorant people

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    salam.guys what do you think about the Japanese fuel economy readings?

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    Nice thread! Please also share prices of new batteries if replaced, and their average life span.

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    @ameerusman The Prius battery life span is 150000 miles as told by toyota but in America in the 10 years or so of Prius none has been replaced for malfunctioning.There are cars that are more than 300000 miles driven and no change required.Cost of Prius battery is 2000$ to 2500 $ .

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    2004 Prius MPG from the logbook. (Complete years only):
    2003-2004 -- 50.8 mpg 17,628 miles
    2005 -- 52.6 mpg 14,688 miles
    2006 -- 56.3 mpg 16,174 miles
    2007 -- 57.3 mpg 18,384 miles
    2008 -- 59.9 mpg 21,755 miles
    2009 -- 61.4 mpg 16,177 miles
    2010 -- 65.2 mpg 12,134 miles
    2011 -- 66.9 mpg 11,272 mile

    NOTE :MPG is in US Gallon.

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    i have Prius 2008 (172000 Km). Drive on motorway @ speed 100 K/h with A/c, getting 23 to 24 Km/L, with Cruise Control on,

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    @sahies Mash Allah.How much does it give in city?How much was it driven when you bought it?

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    Fuel Economy Measurements

    Prius fuel economy depends on different variables.

    First one needs to understand different factors involved in it
    Lifetime:
    LIFETIME is the most useful measurement. Total kilometer driven, divided by total liter consumed, informs you how efficiently the car has performed overall.

    Tank:
    TANK is the measurement between each fill up. You press the RESET button when the tank is full. The results are informative, but not perfectly accurate. In cold weather, the bladder inside the gas tank shrinks. This reduces the overall capacity making the "full" level variable. Also, "full" can be misrepresented if the pump doesn't shut off at the proper time. These factors make calculations based on fill-up less accurate.

    Trip:
    TRIP is mostly for fun, since a multitude of variables can affect the measurement to a single destination. Watch the 5-minute summary segments shown on the multi-display. Remember though, if you were to start a drive downhill, with a tail wind, a warm engine, a fully charged battery-pack, and a warm outside temperature, the KM/L would be very impressive for that particular trip. But then if the return trip back was uphill, against the wind, with a cold engine, a drained battery-pack, and a cold outside temperature, the KM/L would appear very disappointing. In summary, trip results can vary greatly. The overall average is what really matters.

    Sudden Drop:
    Tire pressure may have gone down. For every 10 F degrees colder, pressure will naturally decrease by 1 PSI. Verify you still have as much air in the tires as you think they do.
    Increased use of the Heater or A/C (which includes the defroster) will force the engine to run more often. Try a less demanding setting.
    When the temperature drops very low or below freezing, the engine has to run quite a bit longer to create heat for the catalytic-converter. This is to keep the Prius emissions extremely low. Avoid driving short trips; instead, take advantage of the time after warm up is complete by running several short trips at once.
    A dirty engine air-filter will also cause the KM/L to drop. Check it routinely, especially as the seasons change. Once flow becomes visibly restricted (dark colored rather than white), the time has come replace it.

    Tire Break-In:
    Don’t forget that new tires require a break-in period. Before that the tire surface and tread edges will be rough, causing KM/L to be lower than you expect. It takes about 1,600 km before enough wear (barely visible to a trained eye) occurs to allow less abrasive contact with the road. And since front tires wear more than those in the rear, expect another break-in period the first time the rear tires are rotated to the front. Fortunately, that reduced KM/L will only last a few hundred miles.

    Increasing Fuel Efficiency of Prius

    A/C & Heater:

    Minimal use is the key. Using the Heater or the A/C (which includes the defroster) on anything but a low setting may prevent the engine from shutting off. That will reduce efficiency. So, try to avoid high demand use. Fortunately, on the highway using the A/C is still more efficient than opening the windows.

    On the Highway:

    Just like with traditional vehicles, efficiency drops the faster you drive on the highway. 96 km/h is more efficient than 113 km/h. Speeding up to 121 km/h, you'll observe MPG drop even more. It pays to drive slower (obey the speed-limit). Think of it this way, pedaling a bicycle rapidly takes much more energy than pedaling at a moderate rate.

    Driving:

    Brisk Acceleration is an often misunderstood benefit. There's no need to hold back. A gasoline engine works more efficiently when running at higher RPM, about 70 percent of maximum. Take advantage of that by getting to cruising speed quickly (but not aggressively, please drive safely). And remember, while the engine running it is also generating electricity for later use.

    Coast whenever you have the opportunity. Using the feather technique helps. By lifting your foot lightly from the accelerator-pedal, you can invoke an efficient computer-controlled glide without decelerating much at all (less than 1 km/h). With good road conditions and a bit of practice, you'll find yourself doing this instinctively.

    Look Ahead. If you see a light turning red or a need to slow down in the distance, there's no reason to continue holding the accelerator-pedal. Remove your foot and allow the generator to decelerate the Prius. That will increase your MPG, charge the battery-pack, and prolong the life of your brakes

    Tire Care:
    42/40 PSI (2.9/2.8 bar) is what many Prius owners strongly recommend. The original tires for the Classic Prius support a maximum cold pressure of 50 PSI (3.4 bar) and for the Iconic Prius 44 PSI (3.0 bar). So that pressure increase is well within the design specifications. Many of the alternate tires available support a maximum cold pressure of 44 PSI (3.0 bar) too. Whatever you decide, just remember that low pressure results in a fuel efficiency drop and the tires wear out faster. Tires will not bulge like in decades past; manufacturers provide much better quality now which maintains a flat contact surface all the way up to the maximum pressure.

    Every 8,000 km the tires should be rotated, for best lifetime performance. Rotation is preferred in a roll-back, roll-forward pattern.
    Measuring the PSI should be done only when the tires are cold, since driving heats up the air inside the tires making the results inaccurate... giving you the impression more pressure is higher than it really is.
    Check Often since temperature causing pressure to drop, 1 PSI for every 10 F degrees. Air will naturally leak out from normal use too.

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