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PhotoDu.de 08-24-2010 07:28 PM

New blue Yaris
 
I got a Yaris last Thursday. First fill up I got 30.56mpg in mixed driving, decent. 2nd fill up got 34.75mpg, which is good especially for more mixed driving and "testing the car out."
I still need to inflate the tires and I don't want to use the cruise control until after I break it in. I don't do things like accelerate when a red light is in front of me, but I also purposely varied my RPM when on highways/interstates to break in the car.
It seems like with even just a little bit of extra effort you can get some serious efficiency in this car. Nice.

GasSavers_BEEF 08-24-2010 07:39 PM

Re: New blue Yaris
 
I looked into one of the 5 door hatches just before they came out. you could see them on the web site but even the dealers couldn't get me one. wanted all my info so they could give me a call when they knew more....that didn't happen.

hope to see you do well with it. the blue isn't too bad either.

if you don't mind me asking, what did you give for that car? (and I don't mind if you do mind)

PhotoDu.de 08-24-2010 08:13 PM

Re: New blue Yaris
 
With taxes and fees: $16,656.64 with 0% apr and free maintenance for 20k/2 years. Power package, cruise, and floor matsWith taxes and fees: $16,656.64 with 0% apr and free maintenance for 20k/2 years. Power package, cruise, and floor mats :rolleyes: .

PhotoDu.de 08-24-2010 08:15 PM

Re: New blue Yaris
 
With taxes and fees: $16,656.64 with 0% apr and free maintenance for 20k/2 years. Power package, cruise, and floor mats :rolleyes: .

imzjustplayin 08-24-2010 09:40 PM

Re: New blue Yaris
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PhotoDu.de (Post 154233)
I got a Yaris last Thursday. First fill up I got 30.56mpg in mixed driving, decent. 2nd fill up got 34.75mpg, which is good especially for more mixed driving and "testing the car out."
I still need to inflate the tires and I don't want to use the cruise control until after I break it in. I don't do things like accelerate when a red light is in front of me, but I also purposely varied my RPM when on highways/interstates to break in the car.
It seems like with even just a little bit of extra effort you can get some serious efficiency in this car. Nice.

Sounds like you know exactly what you're doing.. It's unfortunate though that you got the automatic yaris and not the manual.

GasSavers_BEEF 08-25-2010 03:02 AM

Re: New blue Yaris
 
that actually isn't that bad of a deal.

I don't think the 5 door hatches were available in a stick shift. I think they were geared towards a certain market and even the base model had the auto trans. it has been close to 2 years since I was looking at them so that may have changed.

I strongly encourage a scangauge as they are handy little things. does your yaris have an MPG meter from the factory?

PhotoDu.de 08-25-2010 08:19 AM

Re: New blue Yaris
 
I didn't get a stick because I really don't know how to drive one. In high school (going on 6 years ago now) my friend kind of taught me how to drive stick in his Jeep Cherokee but I never got that good. It would have been a very annoying test drive.
I'm going to get a scangauge at some point soon. Is there any other OBDII tools that work in a similar way?

theholycow 08-25-2010 08:33 AM

Re: New blue Yaris
 
See https://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=12565 for a competitor to the ScanGauge that seems like it might be very good, at a fraction of the price.

GasSavers_BEEF 08-25-2010 09:39 AM

Re: New blue Yaris
 
that is a new device to me but it looks very promising. if I didn't already have a scangauge, it would be a consideration. especially from a cost consious prespective

PhotoDu.de 08-25-2010 10:28 AM

Re: New blue Yaris
 
Is there a good bluetooth obdii connector and Android application?


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