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This morning the low fuel light came on just as I got to work? How much further can I go before I have to get gas? I averaged about 43mpg and I have around 400 miles so far. The math tells me that I have only used 9.3 gallons from the 11.9 (Toyota spec from manual). This should leave 2.6 gallons left, can I drive another 111.8 miles. (2.6g * 43mpg)

What are your experiences?


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On my first fill-up, there was a 4.5 mile per hour difference between calculated and MFD-displayed.

If I were you, I'd stop at the closest gas station to your place of work. Don't take any chances during rush hour and/or homebound gridlock.

If you run out of gas, people might see your hybrid stalled on the side of the road and laugh. It would be ironic and embarrassing, wouldn't it?
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Since it's your first fill up, you don't know for sure how well the dealer filled the tank. When the low fuel indicator shows, you have somewhere between 1 and 50 miles to go (maybe more or less ). Fill up at your first opportunity. From now on, when it's down to 2 bars, fill up when you see a low price gas station that meets any other qualifications you prefer.
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