Champiro Ice pro snow tires any good?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by fintonissimo, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. fintonissimo

    fintonissimo Member

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    I am due for new tires, but don't want to spend a lot of money on them because I'm going to be either selling or trading in my 2008 Prius soon to buy a new car. I called discount tires, and they recommended that I put Champiro Ice Pro tires on my car, because although "they are cheap, they actually aren't that bad of a tire", especially for the upcoming winter.

    Is this true? Has anybody had any experience with this tire? Or will people not want to buy the car if I have these tires?

    Thanks, Chuck
     
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    Do you like your Prius? Will you be replacing it with another Prius?

    If so, get good tires and use them on your new car.
     
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    I like my Prius, but I like the 2017 Volt better than the new Prius. That's what I will be buying, hopefully at the end of the year if I get a good enough deal. I didn't have any feedback on the new tires, and only had limited time on my day off; so I went ahead and got the Champiro IcePro tires. I had some longer drives already on them, and although the handling on dry pavement feels a lot different, with combination of highway/city driving I was averaging 50 MPG, so my mileage didn't take a hit because of the tires. I bet once roads are slippery it will be much better to drive than what I was used to before with my all season Ecopia tires.
     
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