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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
I ran across this interesting document that shows the amount of emissions of a Prius or Civic hybrid compared to those of other cars. Some people are angry that hybrid vehicles are allowed in HOV lanes with out any passengers, claiming it clogs traffic. But how many people would have to ride in a typical […]
Check out these photos and story of a Prius that was rear-ended and spun into another lane and hit again.
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 […]
We purchased a Toyota Prius on May 18th when my wife’s work car came off its lease. This is a long post but I hope it serves as a primer to those interested in how a Prius works and what lead to our decision to buy this car. The first thing to know is that […]