Yes , it's tue , not a lie.
Happended to me wenh i drove a Pri for a Complete week end befor order her.
My city toyota dealer have a Demo Pri for costumers who desider try the car beror ordering.
I scheduled my test drive for a saturday morning and , when i'0m arrived at dealers office , he surprised giving me the car documents and insurance opened at my name.
" Ok sir , you have a car still monday morning . you must return the Prius ad 9 o clock . Mileage unlimited , only we ask you repalce the fuel tank . "
Yes man , good idea....
Ok , let's go. I drove Prius in my city ( old italian town with napoleonic center , small streets , a lot of corners , pedestrians everywere ) and the car was always on electical mode.
It's true ! when you drove in a center you must have a big attention , the pedestrians do not heard you are arriving and seems theal everyone like suicide under your wheels !
Ok , now we talk about the consumption record.
With my girlfriend we drove since Genoa , an important town on the sea ner my city ( 40 miles ) . Returning home after a good sea food dinner we toke the A26 motorway .
This motorway climb to 0 meters at 700 meters to cross the maritime sub alps in onli 6 miles , it's very pleasent drove that route , hi speed corners , less traffic , a paradise .
Arrived on the top we started discending.
Ok , i stabilized the speed at 48/50 miles per hour descending . The termical engine stopped and the car still running ! i was surprised , o my good , wath's happen now ?
Nothing , Prius silenciusly continued her run without termical help , full battery charge , geard in B position , trottle all off.
3 miles and no voice from 1.5 liters engine , 6 miles and nothing , i remember the expression of my girfriend face , looks like this
eh eh eh , my face was like this
, good by old diesel engine , adios alfa romeo , i want my prius right now !
11 miles , i pusched the throttle pedal for pass a truck and the termical suddently started .
11 miles and consumpion relevated by CPU . 0 liters !!!
Ok , i've found my car .
Incredible , magic Prius !
Noe i must wait my car , i hope january arrive soon.