Well the time has come to retire the Honda. After 14 years of reliable service and tons of fun, I have chosen to go Hybrid. For the past year I have been debating between a TDI and a Prius, while I really thought a TDI would work, I just couldn’t see real proof getting the 50MPG+ I was getting with the Civic.
So I really took a gamble on this vehicle, but at the same time got an outstanding deal. Here are the details for my new (used) 2006 Toyota Prius:
Yea so apparently I am a gambling man. We purchased the car December of last year, and I have to tell you, it has paid off. The car is running great, getting amazing gas mileage and quite fun to drive.
So as many of you die hard MPG freaks know, gas mileage in the winter is much worse than in the summer, which has to do with many things from the air to snow, but over the past five months I am averaging over 50MPG, which is what the EPA rating is. So now that it is getting warmer I am seeing TRIP averages of over 60MPG and one at 64! Where in the past I would be pushing 54. So I can’t wait to see what the summer brings.
Since the car was used, there were a few luxuries I was unable to acquire as standard options, basically because what you see is what you get. So below are the mods that I have added to the vehicle (non-MPG related).
Below are the items/features that I love about the Prius.