Report on trip/new tires

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by artie, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. artie

    artie Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    san diego
    2016 Prius
    put on tripletreds, no wandering! real quiet except for one stretch of pavement (20 miles or so), very noisy, didn't look that different, cement, from the rest of the f-way.
    mpg was pretty much the same as oem, when i multiplied by 2.1%, the factor necessary to equate the readout with the increased tire size, 195.
    this was a trip from san diego to vegas, drove no more than speed limit on the way there. drove average of 80 mph on return, mileage was 45 mpg.
    the car was wonderful, handled well, comfy, quiet, cozy, i love this car.
    yesterday i drove an audi conv. 2004, great handling, better than the prius, we were on mtn. roads, etc. and it really is glued to the road. otherwise, no big deal, prius is just fine, better in some ways, like visibility and, for me, comfort, and more, i remain un-jealous, a happy camper!