3 Worst Toyota Prius Mods
We all have seen them, driving by, like it is no big deal. Prius cars that have mods, that are awful. They make us stop and cringe for a second and maybe even get us to reconsider our own lives. Sad part is, we will never get that time back from looking at it.
Here are what I would consider the top 3 worst Prius mods people do. Take a look.
Going Camping In Your Prius Never Looked Worse
If I am being honest here, I think this fights against every possible thing the Toyota Prius stands for. What on earth are we trying to accomplish here? Do not get me wrong, I really enjoy my Prius but living out of it like this, we have gone too far.
If fuel economy is your thing, which is why many people buy it in the first place, I am certain this negates all of that. The weight alone without camping gear probably maxes out the Prius' load carrying capacity. I have seen some pretty strange things hauled around in these cars, but this for sure takes the cake.
Baja 5 Prius Anyone
I love off road. I happen to own a 1994 Toyota 4Runner with a solid axle swap, 2JZ-GTE engine and a 5 speed with dual transfer cases. I know how to have fun. This, well is a different idea of fun I guess. Most trophy trucks that run the Baja 500 or 1000 are two wheel drive, so I guess this is a start for entry level drivers?
I know that SCORE International does allow varying class level of racers to enter, but has this taken advantage of that a little too far? Maybe. See you in Mexico, I guess. I have seen some mods in my day, but even this is a bit much for me.
Does This Make My Prius Look Fast
I am going to come out and say it. This is 100% straight awful. To each their own for sure, but what is the goal here? I honestly do not know how some people come up with this stuff. It boggles the mind.
I have some stickers on my car that are a little out there, but I really do not think that dressing up like a cheetah is going to get this Prius to go any faster down the road. Good luck, wish you the best, but you have got it all wrong
Every Toyota Prius owner is welcome to do whatever they want. They own (or lease) the car in their name and gives them pretty much free rein over how it looks, handles and feels. Personally, I think all of these things are utterly ridiculous and give Prius drivers an even worse name. There are some people that do not like us already, I think we need to not keep giving them ammunition to fire at us with.
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Peter Neilson is an automotive consultant specializing in electric cars and hybrid battery technologies. He is an automotive technology instructor at Columbia Basin College. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Service Technology from Weber State University. Peter is also an Adjunct Instructor of automotive technology at Columbia Basin College. Peter can be reached on Linkedin and you can tweet him at The_hybrid_guy on Twitter.