TOM: And it turns out that’s much more accurate than the do-it-yourself method. That’s because in reality, it’s very difficult (unless you’re Consumer Reports, with beakers and syringes) to fill the tank to the exact same place each time you fill up.
RAY: How do you know your tank is “full”? When the pump clicks off. Or when gas spills all over your Lucky Brand jeans. That’s a very inaccurate estimate, in reality. And the margin of error only increases when you have a small gas tank, like you have in the Prius.
TOM: So I’d trust the Prius’ computer, Pat. And whatever you’re getting, remember that it’s plenty, compared with what the rest of us jamokes get ... unless you hit a tree while watching the mileage readout on the dashboard. Then your mileage will drop significantly! So please drive safely.
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