New Prime Owners: (Things discovered/Likes/Dislikes)

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  1. lroki

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    I agree. And the Michelins will provide long read life too. I got 100,000+ miles on a set on my Gen2 Prius. I'll switch to that brand first chance I get.

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    The 1st thing my kids pointed out was the back seat at the bottom on both sides of the car. It sticks our far enough that is makes you want to slide down in your seat. But besides that it's a nice driving and riding car.
     

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    that's weird.
     
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    Are these tires really quiet?
     
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    Yes. Every car I've owned came with something other than Michelins. When they need to be replaced, I always get Michelins and I am reminded why: quieter, better ride, longer tread life.

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    virtually silent. there are still other noises such as wind and the sounds coming off the road through the poorly insulated body panels. but the reduction in noise from the oem tires to the michelins was dramatic.
     
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    I've been using Bridgestone Ecopia Plus's and I think they are quiet. What are the OEM tires?
     
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    Have you tried the Michelins before? Which are better?
     
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    Dunlop Enasave 01 A/S

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    I will be getting these bad boys next time. I didn't think there was such a difference between tires.
     
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    I recently downloaded and compiled into a pdf, the Owner's Manual for the 1958 Volkswagen Beetle. In about 80 pages, they covered:

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    Any particular Michelins??
     
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    The low-rolling-resistance ones called "Energy Savers".
     
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    i just got the energy saver a/s. and we just had the ecopia's put on my daughters '08. she's halfway back to new york, and says they are very quiet as well. not sure what she had before them.
     
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    I only have 8,000 miles on my Ecopia's. Maybe I should have the dealer keep the OEM tires and put my Ecopia's on my new Prime when it comes in?
     
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    toyota uses several brands on the same models. so i would wait and see hat they are, do some research and a test drive, then decide.

    i was going to keep my old tyres, and if i traded in or sold, swap them out and use the michelin's on the next car. but i decided i'll just swap them if i trade. if i sell, that would be more money, and i'll decide about new tires based on what i think of the oem's.
     
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    I think I would have done that has I thought of it earlier. I guess I was too excited to have gotten the car.

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    Take a look at reviews of the Dunlops. There send to be an issue with tread life. They are known to be noisy as well.

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    "There seems to be...."

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