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I notice that quite a number of the dealer options are including the 17 inch rims and Pirelli tires. Are there experiences/opinions shared on this subject? Thanks.
 

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Mine "just plain came with 'em" (wasn't much of a choice, except to keep waiting); don't know if I'd have added them myself, but I like the way they look. :)
 

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17 inch rims

I posted a similar topic about dealers that *just put* these rims on the cars. It jacks the price up $1300. I probably would have thought they were cool in my 20s, but it's not worth that kind of money to me now.

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frenchie said:
They are a good way to :
- increase tyre replacement budget
- increase road noise
- kill gas mileage
- degrade comfort
Add to that:
- Reduce drift on highways
- Make handling a little sharper.

Keep in mind, the Euro spec Priuses get 16" wheels... we're only getting 15" wheels.
 

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So you say these are the facts regarding all larger wheel / tire combinations for the Prius? Do you have instances of proof or
are you guessing?

frenchie said:
They are a good way to :
- increase tyre replacement budget
- increase road noise
- kill gas mileage
- degrade comfort
 
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