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Posted by peanutjake on April 18, 2008, 1:53 pm
Sometime next month I will be getting a 2008 Prius with package #6 fron
the dealer.

What tire comes with the car?

What is the best all-weather tire for the Prius?

Is it worth switching to the all-weather immediately?

If so, do I do it thru the Car Dealer or Tire Dealer?

How does the economics of the switch work?


Posted by nehpets_11215 on April 26, 2008, 2:20 pm

just some info on package #6 ...i went to the dealer looking for #6
package & they had a #5 & would install leather which is supposedly
better because it's full leather , not leather backed like the factory
installed ...and for the same price .... just picked it up last nite &
it has that smell of new leather ....
good luck

Posted by David Kelly on April 27, 2008, 6:05 pm
 nehpets_11215 wrote:

What the heck does "leather backed" mean? Whats the point in having
leather if its not on the *outside*?

Typical cheap factory leather seats only have leather on the seating
surfaces, not on the sides or back.

Often aftermarket dealer-added leather kits skip details the factory
option includes such as armrests and steering wheel. Don't know how
things are these days but 20 years ago Porsche had 11 pages of leather
options. Leather on the door lock knob? Leather on the backside of
inside rear view mirror. Darn near every inside surface was listed with
a leather option.

Posted by bob on April 29, 2008, 12:38 am

but i thought us prius enviro's preferred microfiber to animal skins? :-)


Posted by terrie48 on August 4, 2008, 4:08 pm
 Original tires on my '06 havehad it,what di I buy now?

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