I have been driving “Paul” now for a year, a second generation model Prius, built in 2001, so about 12 years old.

Despite of people’s fear of ageing batteries, costly battery replacements and the funny belief that it may be not a “real” car, slow etc, it is beautiful to drive, can speed around corners (probably due to the low mounted battery pack), has easy steering, can make a U-turn on a street, can zoom into small car parks and is very silent.

The probably most important thing is that you can achieve a petrol consumption of down to 4l/100km or 12.5lkm/l. Not too bad for a 12 year old car. And it still has it’s original battery.

I bought the car a year ago for $5000 and replaced a Nissan Tino that used about 8l/100km. Instead of filling up once a week, I am now filling up every fortnight.

Petrol Consumption

Today’s impressive graph.

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