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#110 of 113 Re: prius performance questions-highway driving; winter driving [stevegold]
Sep 22, 2009 (4:16 pm)
Many thanks for the info.
Not too many of those mountain passe around NJ thank heavens. But I just picked my Prius up and am daunted.The tires do look a bit like bicycle tires and the chassis undercarriage is so low I fear (it gets parked outside) that when the snow piles up over a foot (which it does a few times a winter at least for the last 2) backing it out could be a job. Any perspectives on this? With the old Honda accord somehow this didnt seem an issue.
#111 of 113 Re: prius performance questions-highway driving; winter driving [wpease]
Sep 22, 2009 (6:43 pm)
I have a second set of rims with Blizzak snow tires that I switch to in October. There may be a better snow tire to buy. Check the boards for recomendations.
#113 of 113 Re: prius performance questions-highway driving; winter driving [stevegold]
Sep 23, 2009 (7:16 am)
After driving a BMW 335i with snow tires I happen to know every single Good Samaritan in Toronto who is willing to give a shove to a snow-stuck car.
I am going to try driving my Prius without snowtires and hopefully I will drive by all those very Good Samaritans.
If not then I will consider Blizzaks.Blizzaks for a Prius will be significantly cheaper than those run flat Bridgestone snowtires I used for my BMW which costed me CDN $775 ( $730 US $) a tire in Canada
I love my Prius. The mileage is getting better by the day. And so far no speeding tickets.