Originally Posted by Dan
I have been invited to present on the Prius in the morning and was just told that they want to drive it into the gym. I'll have to navigate a standard US curb. Has anyone driven a Prius over a curb (intentionally) without bottoming out?
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Look for a ramp walkway and see if you can drive up with one side on the ramp part as far away from the far set of wheels and curb. Having just a little ramp will help a lot. Then there is the parallel park method:
1) at an angle to ramp/walkway, backup so one side of the car gets "up" on the curb but as close as possible and stop
2) pull forward and turn sharply so the other wheel goes up the ramp part and on the curb
Do it slow with a helper and you should avoid 'high center.'
Repeat in opposite order when done.