Today I took the Pri in to Discount Tires to get the LR tire repaired: I picked up a screw in the tread and lost 8lbs over the weekend.. I didn't want to leave the keys with them and they obliged, allowing me to pull it into the service bay and back out. When I pulled in, they had me pull up and over a platform that would lift the car from under the frame rails. I had to drive the front wheels up a short incline, across the elevated rail, and back down the other side. I found I had to depress the pedal quite a bit to create enough torque to get the front wheels up and over the ramp. I would say I depressed about 1/8 to 1/4 way. No problem. What was most interesting, however, was when it was time for me to pull it out. When I started the car and got the ready light I put it in reverse. I depressed the pedal and the found I had to press harder, harder, and even harder to get the front wheels to back up the ramps and proceed to continue its rearward movement. I ended up depressing the pedal about half-way down before I was able to get enough torque to back the fron wheels up the ramp - but even more interesting: this process took 30-sec or so (I didn't want to 'goose' it up the ramp) and normally during that amount of time the ICE has already kicked in. Mine didn't! The ICE didn't kick in until I got the front wheels up the ramp on the elevated platform and I backed way off the pedal again. Almost like a safety feature/self preservation feature to prevent HSD damage with such a high demand for power. I found this interesting. Oh, and by the way, since I was such a long-time customer with Discount Tire (I've purchased tires from them for my last 5 cars over the years), they did the entire repair job on my Goodyear Infinity at their cost! The job required them to remove the wheel, remove the tire from the rim, patch it from the inside, remount the tire, fill, leak check, balance, remount back on the car, and then set all 4 tires to 40psi for me. Nice guys!