I have been following this forum and some others for some time. I spent lots of time deliberating over a "newer car". I chose the TCH for many reasons. The main one being that we drive just under 1000 miles per week and need a comfortable, economical car. I drove a few Prius and Honda Civics (test drives). The seats were too hard and the cars just felt like noisy "tin cans". The Camry felt a little better engineered.
I am coming from a couple Passat TDI's and an older Mercedes Turbo Diesel. I can honestly say that the Toyota is a very impressive car. The technology is a little scary to me.... But, that is just the way things are headed (I guess?).
Anyway, I have owned this car for 2 weeks and I really like it. I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello.
So far I have had "tank averages" over 39 MPG at speeds under 75 MPH
. I also have recorded a .4 to .7 error in the computer when calculating MPG at the pump. Not too bad. I'm not sure if this car has a "bladder type" tank like the Prius. Either way... It is good enough for me.