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Old 04-21-2014, 06:27 AM   #1
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Hi guys

Im hoping someone reading this and also has a 2010 hybrid is probally experencing the same problem as me.

I have noticed that since the cold start to the weather, my engine seems to be running alot more then the actual hybrid system, the battery is not fully charging giving me enough distance or speed to travel to allow me to brake allowing the system to fully charge and when i have the oppertunity to have more then half battery running on 99.9mpg before the engine kicks in again, and what MPG i was getting 49.9 at best and now its giving me 45.3 in the last few days...

is it best to use power mode all the time or have it in eco mode? eco as in the middle of the dash the green light?

can someone please advise me if this sounds normal or if this is how the hybrids work with the cold season.

p.s im not using no heater s or A/C whilst this is happening.

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Old 05-24-2014, 11:49 AM   #2
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Certainly like any car the colder / darker the weather - the longer it takes to warm up and with lights on the more fuel it uses...

Having said that - I not notice a massive difference yet in my 2012 Auris ...still getting 50+ at 9 degrees in the morning commute or 52+ at 15 degrees - but I noticed with just a slight difference in my driving or driving condition (be it a bit more traffic, or a little heavy on pedal) it makes a massive difference to the mpg

So far my own driving experience I am most happy with the following for economy and driving pleasure:

1. Push ECO button for most snail pace driving (keeping in the ECO dial range)

2. If whenever I need extra lower or uphill or swift driving - I always push the PWR button and go into the PWR dial range as and when I want

- as I noticed if I push hard on pedal in non-PWR button mode - my car seems to sip more fuel

3. For a bit more grunt - I would opt for the NORMAL mode (than ECO button)

So far I am averaging 50+ mpg

With around 400miles range on a 45litre tank

Still way off the official mpg - but I am happy with that based on my type of driving and terrain

Freezing temperatures from the weekend - so will see if that affect my average figures....

PS: I have my air con, loud MP3 songs and lights on my commute to work...
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:15 AM   #3
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Winter is not a good time for mpg-obsessed diesel and hybrid owners!
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:19 AM   #4
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Winter is not a good time for mpg-obsessed diesel and hybrid owners!
That bad??!!!

Please can u share your experience? :help2:
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MPG dropped from 48 - 49, according to the dash readout, to 43 -44 over the last week to ten days, but there is a lot more use of lights, seat heaters, demister etc with the lower temperature.
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MPG dropped from 48 - 49, according to the dash readout, to 43 -44 over the last week to ten days, but there is a lot more use of lights, seat heaters, demister etc with the lower temperature.
U got heated seats?

Lucky u!
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:49 PM   #7
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Winter is not a good time for mpg-obsessed diesel and hybrid owners!
i like that... by the way im not crying as such just trying to get some info if anyone has expreienced the same thing as i am thats all... back at ya
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Certainly like any car the colder / darker the weather - the longer it takes to warm up and with lights on the more fuel it uses...

Having said that - I not notice a massive difference yet in my 2012 Auris ...still getting 50+ at 9 degrees in the morning commute or 52+ at 15 degrees - but I noticed with just a slight difference in my driving or driving condition (be it a bit more traffic, or a little heavy on pedal) it makes a massive difference to the mpg

So far my own driving experience I am most happy with the following for economy and driving pleasure:

1. Push ECO button for most snail pace driving (keeping in the ECO dial range)

2. If whenever I need extra lower or uphill or swift driving - I always push the PWR button and go into the PWR dial range as and when I want

- as I noticed if I push hard on pedal in non-PWR button mode - my car seems to sip more fuel

3. For a bit more grunt - I would opt for the NORMAL mode (than ECO button)

So far I am averaging 50+ mpg

With around 400miles range on a 45litre tank

Still way off the official mpg - but I am happy with that based on my type of driving and terrain

Freezing temperatures from the weekend - so will see if that affect my average figures....

PS: I have my air con, loud MP3 songs and lights on my commute to work...
Hi wayne

Thanks for the reply,

after reading what you wrote... i tried the same and no luck... but you say that you get 400 miles from a full tank.. i guess thats a full tank? i filled my car up and the range was like above 350... but noticed that the range is not accurate as i think i may be having a problem with the sensor in the tank.. as the last two bars are on and then all of a sudden it comes up with low fuel and the range is 16 miles or there abouts. Drove around today with the heating on auto sat nav on and radio on... managed to get upto 48.8-9 but then dropped back to 47.7 and stayed there no matter how hard i tried to make it go back up.
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Certainly like any car the colder / darker the weather - the longer it takes to warm up and with lights on the more fuel it uses...

Having said that - I not notice a massive difference yet in my 2012 Auris ...still getting 50+ at 9 degrees in the morning commute or 52+ at 15 degrees - but I noticed with just a slight difference in my driving or driving condition (be it a bit more traffic, or a little heavy on pedal) it makes a massive difference to the mpg

So far my own driving experience I am most happy with the following for economy and driving pleasure:

1. Push ECO button for most snail pace driving (keeping in the ECO dial range)

2. If whenever I need extra lower or uphill or swift driving - I always push the PWR button and go into the PWR dial range as and when I want

- as I noticed if I push hard on pedal in non-PWR button mode - my car seems to sip more fuel

3. For a bit more grunt - I would opt for the NORMAL mode (than ECO button)

So far I am averaging 50+ mpg

With around 400miles range on a 45litre tank

Still way off the official mpg - but I am happy with that based on my type of driving and terrain

Freezing temperatures from the weekend - so will see if that affect my average figures....

PS: I have my air con, loud MP3 songs and lights on my commute to work...
hi wayne

sorry again with all that on do you notice that the engine probally kicks in more frequently if your either going at snail pace or in traffic... i would assume that when your moving then all is fine
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Certainly like any car the colder / darker the weather - the longer it takes to warm up and with lights on the more fuel it uses...

Having said that - I not notice a massive difference yet in my 2012 Auris ...still getting 50+ at 9 degrees in the morning commute or 52+ at 15 degrees - but I noticed with just a slight difference in my driving or driving condition (be it a bit more traffic, or a little heavy on pedal) it makes a massive difference to the mpg

So far my own driving experience I am most happy with the following for economy and driving pleasure:

1. Push ECO button for most snail pace driving (keeping in the ECO dial range)

2. If whenever I need extra lower or uphill or swift driving - I always push the PWR button and go into the PWR dial range as and when I want

- as I noticed if I push hard on pedal in non-PWR button mode - my car seems to sip more fuel

3. For a bit more grunt - I would opt for the NORMAL mode (than ECO button)

So far I am averaging 50+ mpg

With around 400miles range on a 45litre tank

Still way off the official mpg - but I am happy with that based on my type of driving and terrain

Freezing temperatures from the weekend - so will see if that affect my average figures....

PS: I have my air con, loud MP3 songs and lights on my commute to work...
Hi wayne

Thanks for the reply,

after reading what you wrote... i tried the same and no luck... but you say that you get 400 miles from a full tank.. i guess thats a full tank? i filled my car up and the range was like above 350... but noticed that the range is not accurate as i think i may be having a problem with the sensor in the tank.. as the last two bars are on and then all of a sudden it comes up with low fuel and the range is 16 miles or there abouts. Drove around today with the heating on auto sat nav on and radio on... managed to get upto 48.8-9 but then dropped back to 47.7 and stayed there no matter how hard i tried to make it go back up.
Hi bud

As many have said, the car s computer readout is not spot-on so take with a pitch of salt (this applies to all manufacturers too)

Yes, I took a couple of trials and waited til my fuel bar was literally EMPTY (flashing at last bar and computer saying something like 16 miles left) and then I fill-up until it auto-cut off at pumps - I get 400+miles full tank if driving as civilised as I can, and get 385miles when driving a little more grunt when accelerating....doing exactly the same routes and with same temp and with same electrics on....

Recently, driving like a mad man with use of plenty of PWR button - and still got just below 400miles!

But obviously still gentle with the gas pedal on flat roads and gentle braking too

Yes, I noticed that on mine too with 2 bars left and then low fuel - but then it still hits the 400miles range so I assume its the same thing with my other cars when the fuel tank sensor is just inaccurate or sticking a bit (bit like when u go uphill, fuel tank sensor reports low fuel, then when u go downhill fuel tank reports LOTS of fuel!)

- Hopefully someone on here will clarify for us! :help2:

One other thing I noticed is sometimes my AVERAGE MPG states 99.99mpg - which is fair as say when coasting or steep downhill it might do that, but a few times my car on a level stayed like that for quite a while - which then did skewed my figures giving me a false sense of very high average mpg like 70mpg - when I know on such drives I would never achieve that!
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