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Forum: HS 250h Model 09-15-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Magellan55
In my experience, the computer reads about 1.5...

In my experience, the computer reads about 1.5 mpg high. So if it says 36.2, you might be getting only 34.7 when calculating "actual" (miles driven divided by gas put in on refill). Not sure the...
Forum: HS 250h Model 09-10-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Magellan55
I do. I drove several months in both modes and...

I do. I drove several months in both modes and found that ECO gets me about 1 mpg better (~35 in normal, 36 in ECO measured by gas used and odometer). So the difference isn't huge at least for me. ...
Forum: HS 250h Model 09-09-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Magellan55
I've never gotten much cooling in my seats...

I've never gotten much cooling in my seats either. I can kind of feel a little breeze when wearing shorts, and maybe a little when my back is wet from sweat, but that's about it. Multiple times...
Forum: HS 250h Model 09-09-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Magellan55
The AC will drain your battery fast, and the...

The AC will drain your battery fast, and the engine will come on to recharge it. Try it sometime - sit parked on a hot day with the car and AC on. I get maybe 5-7 minutes before the battery is gone...
Forum: HS 250h Model 09-09-14, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Magellan55
AJ, great article! Thanks for sharing. So the...

AJ, great article! Thanks for sharing. So the effect new tires would have on HS mpg would be 1-2 mpg.
Forum: HS 250h Model 09-09-14, 03:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Magellan55
mpg can also vary by driving habits. You sound...

mpg can also vary by driving habits. You sound like you're doing all the right things, but sometimes traffic can force you otherwise. Are you in NYC? My guess is true bumper-bumper traffic in...
Forum: HS 250h Model 08-30-14, 04:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,915
Posted By Magellan55
Yeah I keep forgetting about the free tank of gas...

Yeah I keep forgetting about the free tank of gas - this is my 4th recall visit and each time I go it's right after filling up :-(
Forum: HS 250h Model 08-25-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Magellan55
depends what you are looking for. I own the...

depends what you are looking for. I own the premium non-nav, and have gotten a base model as a loaner. to me, the biggest difference is the seats - the base leather felt stiff and cheap to me. ...
Forum: HS 250h Model 08-24-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,212
Posted By Magellan55
35K? That's pretty good. Mine only lasted 25k. ...

35K? That's pretty good. Mine only lasted 25k. They were Z or W rated, so not expected to last too long anyway.
Forum: HS 250h Model 08-23-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Magellan55
One other thought - the Energy MXV4 has been...

One other thought - the Energy MXV4 has been replaced by the Primacy MXV4, which gets better reviews and has a longer tread life/warranty. so you may notice a difference with the new tire. But they...
Forum: HS 250h Model 08-23-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,212
Posted By Magellan55
I tried the continental DWS tires on my HS to...

I tried the continental DWS tires on my HS to save some $$, and while they were great in the rain, they were noisier than the Toyo's and had poor mpg. The Primacy MXM4's were improvements in both. ...
Forum: HS 250h Model 08-23-14, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Magellan55
OK those might be what came on the car when new,...

OK those might be what came on the car when new, though 35k miles they should be pretty worn out by now. Typically the MXV4 is a very quiet tire, so maybe you have flat spots or something like that...
Forum: HS 250h Model 08-22-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Magellan55
Agreed - I use 87 for 4 years an no problems in...

Agreed - I use 87 for 4 years an no problems in 60k miles. I also have a quiet ride even on the 18" wheels. Are your tires the Michelin MXV4's that came stock on the 17's?
Forum: HS 250h Model 07-12-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,212
Posted By Magellan55
also keep in mind you'll naturally see lower mpg...

also keep in mind you'll naturally see lower mpg on new tires compared to old ones, just due to the tread wearing off the old ones, which decreases its diameter, hence how far you go with each...
Forum: HS 250h Model 07-12-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By Magellan55
Also keep in mind reliability, especially if...

Also keep in mind reliability, especially if looking used. Fords in general are worse than average according to Consumer Reports surveys, and the Fusion hybrid is rated "not recommended" by consumer...
Forum: HS 250h Model 07-02-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By Magellan55
Everyone's idea of "city" driving is different;...

Everyone's idea of "city" driving is different; Google the EPA's city driving cycle to get an idea of the profile that will get you 35 mpg. You don't list your location, but if it's in a hot/humid...
Forum: HS 250h Model 07-02-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Magellan55
60K service done

Well now I know - the 60K service on my 2010 HS cost me $500. Pretty typical price for a 60K service, though not much is done compared to my previous cars. Oil/air filter/cabin filter, rotate...
Forum: HS 250h Model 07-02-14, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,915
Posted By Magellan55
So I had my HS in for it's 60K service, and asked...

So I had my HS in for it's 60K service, and asked about the recall. They said they had to order the parts, and scheduled me for the 14th. Wondering what parts if they're just supposed to epoxy the...
Forum: HS 250h Model 06-24-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By Magellan55
battery compartment cooling. When you open the...

battery compartment cooling. When you open the rear door on the driver side, you'll see the vent for it, with a warning sticker not to block it.
Forum: HS 250h Model 06-24-14, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By Magellan55
Sorry, the sensors are only on the front door...

Sorry, the sensors are only on the front door handles on the HS. Had to shave costs somewhere :-)
Forum: HS 250h Model 06-23-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By Magellan55
Hi - welcome to the club! "normal" mode is on by...

Hi - welcome to the club! "normal" mode is on by default. "power" mode pretty much just makes the throttle more sensitive so it "feels" faster; I've never found an explanation for what else it...
Forum: HS 250h Model 05-10-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,326
Posted By Magellan55
Thanks for providing the correct info Dave. Much...

Thanks for providing the correct info Dave. Much better than guessing :-)
Forum: HS 250h Model 05-10-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,326
Posted By Magellan55
No idea but my guess is it's no different than...

No idea but my guess is it's no different than other car batteries and will last about 5 years. From the Batteriesplus website, they don't list the HS but the 2010 Camry Hybrid takes the same #124...
Forum: HS 250h Model 05-05-14, 04:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,915
Posted By Magellan55
I think one of the problems was in their own...

I think one of the problems was in their own systems. I took mine in right after the first recall, before the stickers were available, and had them inspect it. When I got the second notice that the...
Forum: HS 250h Model 05-05-14, 03:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,212
Posted By Magellan55
higher psi generally gives you higher mpg, though...

higher psi generally gives you higher mpg, though I haven't personally tested that. Rolling resistance is partly due to heat generated by flexing the tread and sidewall as the tires roll. so it...
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