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View Poll Results: which tires on which wheels
All Seasons tires on the stock wheels / Winter Tires on VW wheels 7 77.78%
All Season tires on VW Wheels / Winter Tires on Stock Wheels 1 11.11%
OTHER - Please explain 1 11.11%
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I have seen some folks claiming to use snow tyres NARROWER than their all-season ones.
same size (or narrower) would be optimal

but I got the tires and wheels for $200 (about half the price of tires only)


this car (to ME) is about saving money (so I can spend it on things that matter more to me)
I can't afford to put expensive wheels/tires on it

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Old 04-03-2014, 10:24 AM   #12 (permalink)
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new tires will reduce mileage slightly until they get a few hundred miles on them, but you may also be seeing the effect of 2.4 extra pounds per wheel.

just like going from road tires to mountain bike tires on a bicycle, it takes a lot of energy to spin up that extra weight.
Every little bit can make a difference

I'm still happy that I'm solidly getting above EPA ratings

my commute isn't the best for fuel economy
(60 miles total, 50 miles 2 lane 60-65mph, including several thousand feet of elevation change)
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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this car (to ME) is about saving money (so I can spend it on things that matter more to me)
For someone who doesn't have that SMUG deal, that would be the only reason ever to lurk about buying a Prius
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:04 PM   #14 (permalink)
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For someone who doesn't have that SMUG deal, that would be the only reason ever to lurk about buying a Prius


I consider myself a "car guy"
I am always reading about cars (normally under the context of performance)

this is the 1st 4cyl (non turbo) that I've owned in over 15 years


in order to counter the SMUG
I've been contemplating some non stereotypical (prius) stickers for the car

including (but not limited to):

"EARTH FIRST
we'll log the other planets later"

and a windshield banner (Printed in reverse)
"SLOWER TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT"

probably not appreciated as much by the crowd around here
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For someone who doesn't have that SMUG deal, that would be the only reason ever to lurk about buying a Prius
as you can see,

I still use a lot of fuel
I've had the car for a month, and I've filled it up 6 times
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Total fuel used: 51.14 gal (US), 193.6 L
Total distance traveled: 2217 mi. / 3567.9 km
Total cost: $178.34
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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here she is in all her majesty

BEFORE:


AFTER:
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:08 PM   #17 (permalink)
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"EARTH FIRST
we'll log the other planets later"
That's a good one.

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