This poster is placing the
This poster is placing the same spam in multiple postings. Seems to have a grudge against Prius. (Like we have not seen that before).
Have driven my Prius thru three Buffalo winters, and it handles great.
I think the previous poster needs either driver ed, or medication.
Well, having driven for 30
Well, having driven for 30 years, only front wheel drive vehicles the Prius drives as well as any of the 15 other cars I've owned.
I have only had all season radials on my 2005 and have found them to work just fine for me. We do have Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control on it too.
We have had as much as 8 feet of snow in the winter in Spokane...typical is about 4 feet...and the Prius does just fine.
My best suggestions for driving any front wheel drive car....don't stop...I mean it...you need momentum to get started again, so I drive 15-20 miles per hour in the city and NEVER come to a full stop unless its unavoidable, I have found rolling a tiny bit really helps.
We've driven over Snoqualmie Pass to Seattle many times in several inches of snow...never had an issue...but also kept moving...no problems or slipping or sliding. That is my recipe for driving any vehicle in the snow, but works great in the Prius too. I have gotten stuck once and frankly it was because I stopped...and I shouldn't have...
I think having good tires makes a difference and having rented a Prius without the Electronic Stability Control, I would say that the ESC is a must...I believe it makes a huge difference in handling.
I call my Prius a "Mountain Goat" it hugs the road like its glued to it and just has an amazingly good ride.
I am so happy I visited this
I am so happy I visited this page. I live in LA (25+ years) and am seriously thinking about taking myself, my furpersons and my Prius back to my hometown on Pittsburgh in the next couple of years
But I was terribly concerned that I would be driving a sled that would just slide along against wind and ice. Had a terrible experience in the grapevine with wind - thought it would blow me off the road entirely . . .it is a very light car!
Sounds like I might not have to spend the entire winter avoiding driving! BUT I WILL BUY SNOW TIRES
I have a 2007 Prius (T-Sport
I have a 2007 Prius (T-Sport - top of the range with every option), with winter tyres she went through the worst winter for a decade, last year, without winter tyres (the previous year) she slipped and slided all the time.
Your safety (and others) and the cars handling is almost all down to your tyres, use summer tyres in snow and your asking for trouble. With winter rubber my MPG dropped to 49mpg, summer rubber MPG is 52MPG.
I bought 2010 Prius and
I bought 2010 Prius and I am thinking of taking it to snow, dealer told me to buy chain for tire and you said no need for it. I am confused can you explain clearly if I need to purchase anything before taking up to mountains. Thanks....
I own 2010 Prius,
I own 2010 Prius, you mean if I buy Michelin xice I won't need to buy tire chain to drive in the snow. Even though this is only front wheel drive, the highway police will allow you to go by....and do you drive with this Michelin x ice all year round or just only winter...thank in advance for your reply