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Posted by Mr. G on April 17, 2009, 10:29 pm
In article <22dddcf7-29b0-4763-a96a-00951ae0c7b0
@c36g2000yqn.googlegroups.com>,  (residualselfimage1999@gmail.com)

I've driven the Prius with the stock Goodyear Integrity tires in
torrential rain at highway speeds, as well as winding secondary roads,
and never had a problem.

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on April 18, 2009, 12:55 am

That was my experience--down to the "torrential rain" thing, not to
mention a couple decent winters.

Mine's a company car; when they changed out the OEM tires a few weeks
ago and put on some God-knows-what things, my mileage dropped like a
rock.  Hint:  the Prius is a carefully engineered system, down to the
tires.  Change out anything, including the tires, and you break the
system.  Want to keep the mileage up?  Keep with the Integritys (or
similar tires designed for high fuel efficiency using low rolling
resistance design).

Posted by Cathy on May 23, 2009, 10:07 pm

Argghhh... I didn't want to hear this (am thinking of getting a '10 Prius -
have wanted one since '04). I was hoping the tires would be different
ones...  I *hate* the Integrity tires (which also come on Corollas) for
driving in snow - lousy traction.  Rain & dry roads - fine; snowy roads -
crummy.  I always wind up getting rid of the Integrities when I have a new
car/Corolla - just can't hack them - feel too dangerous in winter.


Posted by Was Istoben on May 24, 2009, 5:42 am

Agreed.  If you pick up a second set of rims and some snow tires from the
right place they will change them every spring and fall no charge.

Posted by rick++ on April 13, 2009, 2:10 pm
 Why does it have to be a war?
Under new mileage laws most vehicles will need hybrid technology
next decade.
Plus $ - $0 gasoline WILL return in a matter of time.
Better to work the bugs out now before get into high volumes.

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