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In the thread on fuel economy several people mentioned break in periods. My last new car was 15 years ago and things were considerably different then! I asked my dealer about break in and he said there was no such thing now with new cars.

IS there a break in period? What should I be doing different? Limit speed? Limit length of trips?

I'm a 55 yr old women not mechanically-inclined. I love the look and practicality of the Prius. I want it to last as long as possible! What should I be doing? (my Prius is 1 week old with almost 100 miles driven in trips of less than 15 miles
 

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The manual say to avaiod ful throttle acceleration and racing the engine for the first 600 miles, and to avoid hard stops during the first 200 miles (Page 202 in the manual). Not that you should be doing that too often anyway!
 
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