What is the story on aluminum wheels. Any better than the steel rims? Lighter or is it just a cool ego thing?

Asked by Dec 17, 2010 at 10:27 PM about the 1991 Toyota Previa 3 Dr LE Passenger Van

Question type: General

1 Answer

165

Been around on new cars at least since 1955 in US (Kelsey-Hayes/Alcoa "Sabre Spoke") and as optional eq. since the 30's. They are generally lighter and once gave a cool expensive race look. Today they are cheaper to manufacture than steel, especially in low series. One could make a long list with pros and cons but in the long run: I'd say it started as a "cool ego thing" and still is. ;-)

Your Answer:

Toyota Previa Experts

  • #1
    ttdsgnr5
    Reputation
    180
  • #2
    her94previa
    Reputation
    170
  • #3
    gertis
    Reputation
    160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota 4Runner
254 Great Deals out of 34,432 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Land Cruiser
14 Great Deals out of 1,179 listings starting at $4,995
Used Honda Civic
407 Great Deals out of 49,585 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Camry
752 Great Deals out of 73,889 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford F-150
2,415 Great Deals out of 207,421 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Corolla
599 Great Deals out of 66,928 listings starting at $1,460
Used Honda Accord
582 Great Deals out of 104,445 listings starting at $1,225

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.