freds ride evaluation warts and all

Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by fgp, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. fgp

    fgp Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    2012 Prius
    well guys, here is my feeling about the c's ride qualities. this is about my 4th prius. i am a serious car guy (porsche, benz, z cars etc). ive had "shorty" for about a month. the very good thing about the handling is that it rides stiffer and leans less than a standard prius. you can almost "flick" it around and it has very little lean. as i have said, if there was more power this could be rated as a sporty handler. that said , it is terrible over rough spots! it bottoms out too easily and will jar your teeth out on a small pothole. i find myself almost gritting my teeth on a road with short, sharp bumps.
    dont get me wrong, even after my criticism, i love to drive it and enjoy snapping through little twisty places. my feeling is that with just slightly beefier suspension. this could REEAALLY be fun!!!:)
    ooops! have i gone too far? FUN in a hybrid???.
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