I drive a lot of mountain
I drive a lot of mountain roads in wet and dry. For best performance, milage and tire wear on my '06 Prius I check the tire pressure (I run 35psi) and get tires with the higest hardness rating. Dealers like to talk all kinds of "features" but I am not looking for high speed cornering, super soft rides or the ability to float down a river and not lose traction (if the warer is deep, slow down !!!). Ask for a comparison of hardness rating, I normally get 35 to 40K miles over some pretty nasty mountain roads with the highest hardness rating the dealer has available.
I drive mine in construction
I drive mine in construction zones - housing, apartments, commercial where there is typically a lot of debris. Never had a problem. I think you are just having a run of bad luck.
how are the tires working
how are the tires working for you now? I have a 2010 Prius with 34,000 miles all highway miles, tires are rotated regularly low pressure light comes on and front tire keeps loosing pressure have to fill tire once a week, treads are still good but shopping for best tire replacement
I just put 50,000 miles on
I just put 50,000 miles on my Prius 2008, and I still have the original tires! I am amazed at how good EVERYTHING with my Prius has been.
I'm just getting ready to
I'm just getting ready to purchase new tires for my 2006 Prius. 48,000 miles and still ok, but want new as we approach winter. I haven't had any problems like I'm reading on this blog. However, I haven't been happy with the marginal traction performance. I don't mind losing 1 mpg or so, but my Prius pride doesn't want to lose 4-5 mpg for better traction.
Tried to buy the Michelin
Tried to buy the Michelin A/S tires and you can't get them anywhere. They're on "national" backorder for 6 to 8 months out depending on who you speak to. They must really be good because everyone's sold out.
Didn't you have to replace
Didn't you have to replace the hybrid battery? Seems it has to be replaced @ around 100k.