Toyota Prius Outselling Entire Brands

From the December 5th 2007 Edmunds Auto blog: The Toyota Prius — by itself — outsold entire automotive brands (that’s all models added together) in the month of November. You’d probably say, “I’m sure the Prius did outsell some entire brands in November, brands like Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche and maybe even Jaguar, Land Rover and […]

Prius Taxi Ride

Flew into Vancouver, BC today and when I walked out to grab a taxi I was pleased to find a Prius taxi next in line. Of course I had to chat up the driver during the ride. His was a 2005 model that has more then 428,000 Kilometers (approx 266,000 miles). The only thing to […]

Prius Oil Change

I decided to give Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30 synthetic oil a try in the Prius over the winter. This change was on 11-24-07 at 6,178 miles. A K&N filter was used. The Trop Artic was a good oil for the money, considering I did two changes with it early on to get the break-in gunk out […]

Toyota Prius UOA (Used Oil Analysis)

I was curious to see how the Trop Artic 5w-30 semi-synthetic was holding up and to get a baseline for this engine. Report below: 1255001_jim-arnold-akron-oh_2007-prius-1-5l-4-cyc-dohc_07110753.pdf Download the PDF above or click the image below for a JPG version of the PDF. The PDF will have attached notes you can read.

First Prius road trip and oil change

In preparation for our first road trip, a milk run to see Ann’s dad near Dayton, I did the first oil change on the Prius (oil changed on 6/16/07 at 952 miles with a Mobil 1 filter). After reading a lot of good things about Trop Artic semi-synthetic oil at Bob is the Oil Guy […]