On Apr 29, 11:28pm, vf...@netzero.net (Bill) wrote:
I don't have a Prius yet... we're doing lots of research and waiting
for the third generation. That said, I've always been an advocate of
winter tires. As far as I'm concerned, "all season tires" is just
another way to say "summer tires." I had the opportunity to a number
of winters ago to test different kinds of winter tires on the same
vehicle. I had a car with winter studded tires on, and in February of
that year my wife bought the same car. Studded tires were no longer
available as it was late in the season and dealers were getting there
summer stock in. So we ended up getting Pirelli ice tires. I was
absolutely floored to see how much better her car with the ice tires
was in snow and ice and on hills than my own. Prior to that I thought
nothing could be better than studs. It seemed like having metal spikes
sticking out of your tires, digging into whatever you were driving on
would be about as secure as you be. I really could not believe the
amazing performance of the ice tires.
I agree with many of the other posts, in particular that good driving
habits make for better, safer driving in snow. But, at the same time,
I would encourage anyone who lives in a snowy climate to invest in a
good set of ice/snow tires. There is simply no comparing these to all
When I do finally get my Prius, the first add-on I buy will be a good
set of ice tires.
Hope this helps.
That's certainly NOT the case with Nokian WR. Check it out.