Last week in my frantic attempt to evacuate Daytona Beach, a lot of people begged me for a ride down to the Orlando Airport; what a great opportunity to show some friends the power of Prius! I jammed 4 guys besides myself and their luggage into the car; I had the coolest escape vehicle at the college... Being pilots and nerds, we decided there is always enough time to write up a weight and balance, even for the Prius. After arbitrarily assigning balance points and plugging in some numbers, we found that the Prius was too rear-heavy and overloaded. I saw on the doorjamb that the maximum cargo weight for the Prius is 835 lbs, which equaled our body weight alone. The Prius weighed around 1020 lbs with people and luggage. However, we had to get evacuate; so we did. In Orlando (70 miles away) I got out and saw that the body was seemingly hairs above the rear wheels... After everyone took their belongings out, it still looked too low in back... I've read many big yellow boxes in the Prius manual including ones about overloading... Sometimes, you have to do what you have to do though...What kind of damage can result from overloading?