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      12-26-2007, 05:07 PM   #23
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hahah wow, but isn't it like, if you change the rims, it wont' function the same?
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      12-26-2007, 05:26 PM   #24
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While the Prius is not the best looking car, I disagree with that statement. The Pontiac Aztek is by far the ugliest car in the history of automotive design.

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      12-26-2007, 06:16 PM   #25
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hahah wow, but isn't it like, if you change the rims, it wont' function the same?
That's a great question. I asked the guys at TireRack and they told me that I could expect a 1-2% drop in MPG at most. I am now finding out differently as I have been busily reading the link above (PriusChat). The tire thing is a hot topic.

So far, the only thing I have done right (apparently) is to not replace the old worn tires with the stock ones they came with. I could tell they were crummy tires and that is the concensus on the forum. BUT, going to the size tire that I put on may just trash the gas mileage more than I wanted and much more than what I was advised by TireRack.

Although my wife has a lead foot, she will have a duck if the MPG plummets. So, I may be even farther back in the doghouse now. I shoulda known better than this.

Be looking for them on Ebay.
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      12-26-2007, 06:44 PM   #26
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Wow, rims on a Prius..........................
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      12-26-2007, 06:55 PM   #27
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take the pinstripe hang a rim from it ... presto you have a one of a kind necklace ... and dude you're out of the dog house
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      12-26-2007, 08:58 PM   #28
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I think giving her a bowling ball with her name on it would have topped it off!
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      12-26-2007, 09:01 PM   #29
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nice!

Hah, it doesn't look half bad anymore now!
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      12-26-2007, 09:17 PM   #30
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While the Prius is not the best looking car, I disagree with that statement. The Pontiac Aztek is by far the ugliest car in the history of automotive design.

+1..absolutely hideous.
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      12-26-2007, 09:25 PM   #31
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Idunno bout u guys but you should add this to the worst cars designed ever!



I guess u rip the fender off to change a tire?
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      12-26-2007, 10:06 PM   #32
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i say the aztek is uglier, atleast prius got kenstyle gear!!

http://priuschat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34378
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      12-26-2007, 10:06 PM   #33
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cute! you guys have matching wheel styles... the look kind of similar to yours.
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      12-26-2007, 11:23 PM   #34
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why do those look much smaller then 17's? What size tires are those?
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Idunno bout u guys but you should add this to the worst cars designed ever!



I guess u rip the fender off to change a tire?
looks better than the prius. Espically the interior. The prius has the worst seats ever.
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      12-26-2007, 11:57 PM   #36
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The Prius = The PIOUS...UGH. Tell her that the latent energy and cost of operation involved with the PIOUS is more than production and operation of a Hummer. Vomit. The producers of the battery for Prius is a ghastly polluter, fwiw.
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      12-27-2007, 01:51 AM   #37
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God I hate hybrids (especially the burkenstock hippie types who drive around in them and ask everybody what kinda gas mileage they get)......
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      12-27-2007, 02:31 AM   #38
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wut does this have to b with BMW forum?? off topic??
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      12-27-2007, 02:37 AM   #39
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Hmm.. Well.. Looks to me like you're not gonna be finding any appreciation on this forum.. maybe the Toyota Hybrids forum will welcome u a little more......
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Now if they could only redesign the prius to not be one of the ugliest cars ever in the history of the human race
well i think that Scion BOX looking thing is still the reining champ
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See the problem with that thing is I've told myself over and over again that no one would ever let that go to production. I don't want to believe that someone actually said "yeah this looks good" and moved to production. I've simply decided to pretend like it really doesn't exist, kind of like the homer simpson car (which IMO looks better than the aztek)

I truly believe the aztek ended up being the disgruntled design teams hilarious joke on all the fools who would end up purchasing one.

to this day I question why they didn't let Homer keep the car...
it'd be worth a lot of money too.. the car that put Powell Automotive out of business.. heh heh heh...


how do u change the tyre on this?
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Hmm.. Well.. Looks to me like you're not gonna be finding any appreciation on this forum.. maybe the Toyota Hybrids forum will welcome u a little more......
No worries, mates. I didn't expect any.

My wife has wanted one of these cars ever since a relative got one and was telling her about his 50+ MPG. At the time, she was driving an Envoy getting 17-19 mpg. During the initial phase of rising gas prices, it just made since to invest in one. She didn't care what it looked like... or about the rims. She just liked going to the gas pump half as often and feeling like she was trying to do her part. Can't argue with that.

As for the design, apparently it is well thought out from an energy standpoint with a quite low drag coefficient. All of the "drag" comes from the curb appeal. But you get used to it once you walk around it a few times. The rims helped but, oh well...

Alas, the rims are going back. Turns out, this set up could reduce the gas mileage by as much as 10mpg. Although I shoulda done more research, the guys at Tirerack should (and soon will) know better. Turns out, the OEM rims on the Prius are only 14 lbs and the stock tires only 17lbs for a total of 31. My aftermarket setup is 20+ 23 for an increase of 12lbs per corner, which in Priusland is a lot, apparently. Plus, there are tires out there designed specifically for LRR (low roll resistance). Whodathunkit? I thought it was all about the hybrid nature of the car.

But hey, I'll always have the pictures...and the fond memories of all of your incredibly supportive comments.

See ya at the pump...................not!
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