My wife and I bought our 2002 Prius a few months ago. It has never gotten more than 37 or 38 MPG and normally gets about 35 MPG. Shortly after we bought it we asked the dealer if that was right and they said it has a "break in period" That sounded to me like the kind of lie car dealers are famous for but we listened. When we turned 3000 milies on with no signs of improvement we decided the "break in period" was over and we brought it to the dealership. They told us everything checked out on it and 52 MPG is really under idea conditions and we must really drive it hard. (I drive the car the same as my 1994 Corrolla that I can get 28 or so MPG. The Prius is mostly driven in stop-and-go conditions off-highway the way that is supposed to be best, but when we do drive it on the highway it gets better mileage.). Is there any chance they are telling me the truth? Is this car just incredibly over-hyped? I know 52 MPG is really the limit of what I can expect but I had certainly imagined better than 35 MPG. What sort of realistic miles are other people getting? Does anyone know where I can turn for help to get this addressed?