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greenman3610 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 08:43 PM
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just had to say this. Go little Prius go.
Edited on Sat Feb-09-08 09:33 PM by greenman3610
I've posted here before about how much I love my
Prius, but last week it went through the ultimate test.
I had to drive 90 miles to Lansing and back in the teeth of the
worst blizzard in memory.
The road crews had given up by the time we hit the road home,
and it was one lane of blowing snow at 1:30 in the morning.
when I exited for gas, I had to bust thru a 2 foot snow bank
the plows had left behind.
By the time we got to my hometown, we were blasting thru
snowbanks high enough to burst over the windshield and
temporarily blind us. I've never seen anything like it, and
I've lived in Michigan all my life, including 15 years
on emergency crews. I couldn't stop because I knew that
would be the end.
But little Prius just kept truckin' and trackin - I'm confident
now that I can take this little baby anywhere.
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 08:45 PM
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1. Are you on factory tires, or did you upgrade?
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greenman3610 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 09:30 PM
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9. factory standard tires
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trashcanistanista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 08:45 PM
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2. Did you have snow tires or studs?
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 08:50 PM
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3. Front wheel drives will do a lot if you use the stupid pedal and float them into curves...
In the snow big moe is your best friend...you just have to be careful not to over drive the car.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 08:53 PM
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4. Not the issue with the Prius--- torque isses and very poor tires
from the factory combine to make for very poor performance on ice/snow. But, I'm betting the OP has changed out the tires, which has made a tremendous difference for most everyone I know with a Prius...
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jkshaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 09:06 PM
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5. We have a Prius
and, this year, a lot of snow -- over two feet still lying on the flat. The Prius comes up our long, very steep drive with no trouble.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 10:06 PM
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15. On the factory tires?
Edited on Sat Feb-09-08 10:08 PM by hlthe2b


I'm guessing no.... Just google Prius and traction in snow... It is a well known issue, but is readily solved once you get rid of the original factory tires.
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jkshaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 12:13 AM
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22. The first winter, yes -- last winter
We've got new ones on the front about a month ago.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 09:07 PM
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6. My daughter loves hers.
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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 09:13 PM
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7. Love mine too!
Edited on Sat Feb-09-08 09:17 PM by PuraVidaDreamin
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 09:22 PM
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8. I'm impressed by the power they have going up hills...
I noticed one a couple of days ago on my way to work. There is one unusually steep hill after a stop light and the little Prius was moving out in front of almost everyone on the road. :-)
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greenman3610 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 09:32 PM
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10. also, gets 45 to 50 + on the highway, easy
between 35 and 45 in town
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 09:35 PM
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11. impressive!
I know a few folks who have Priuses/Pri-i? and they seem to like them.


My brother just bought a Ford SUV type hybrid. It had an amazing amount of gadgets - it was kind of cool to see it transfer from gas to battery on the dash indicator.
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 09:42 PM
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12. I love mine (n/t)!
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WHAT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 09:46 PM
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13. kick...
for a good car in a tight spot...
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WA98296 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 09:56 PM
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14. I thought this was DU not Priuschat.com
I've had mine since August and love it. Best tank 56.6 worst tank 46.8 average after 12000 miles 51.8.
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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 10:18 PM
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16. We would have loved to buy one but it was just too expensive for us.
We bought a Kia Rondo instead.
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 10:26 PM
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17. Hello from the UP from my silver Prius.
I'm still loving mine, too. She's a southern girl, but move to this northern terrain last summer. :)
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 12:43 AM
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23. I think you're a dumb fuck.
HAHAHA...

eat shit, you cocksucker
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NickB79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 04:09 AM
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24. Hmmm, once again someone is confusing weather with climate
For example, it's currently -10F outside, and we've had quite the cold snap this winter here in Minnesota. However, we're still slightly warmer than average because of several record WARM snaps in Dec. and Jan. In an average winter, we should see -25F here, but we've been lucky to hit -15F. Last winter we barely hit that.

Oh, and did you notice that HALF the damn Arctic ice sheet melted in 2007, creating the long-sought Northwest Passage to Asia that explorers have been looking for for the past 400 years?
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mahina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 04:36 AM
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25. Hi there, just in case you are sincere, climate change is not that simple.
Global warming does not mean that we would have warmer weather overall, as climate models show severe decreases in winter temps in many areas. Catastrophic in some cases, esp. with oil so costly now. If you think the continental US is bad now, check Europe when the Gulf Stream slows or stops, God forbid.

And welcome to DU.
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greenman3610 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 08:06 AM
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26. actually, no, since I went to MSU to debate Climate Skeptic Chris Horner
and tore him a new asshole thank you.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 10:38 PM
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19. Low center of gravity - great on snowy roads
Seven years on mine, and it's been a great car.
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 10:41 PM
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20. Love my "electra"
Took 6,000 mile trip last may and she was perfect.
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Zoigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 11:12 PM
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21. Same here. Love our Prius. z
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-10-08 11:06 AM
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27. Prius owners are the only ones I see
that go around on non-automotive sites and talk about their cars. You guys love your cars. We get it already. I love my Mazda3 but nobody gives a shit to be honest.
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