Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

These Bridgestones transformed the GTI's abilities from good on the Continental OEM tires to outstanding. It now handles better than BMWs I've owned. Steering response has sharpened and getting in and out of corners defies the physics of a front-wheel drive car. Overall freeway MPG has dropped about 10% from the Continentals, but who cares; you're going to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

Got these tires as the OEM tires from buying the car new. My Jetta Sportwagen TDI has enough torque to break the tires free and activate traction control. This can make it difficult when starting on a hill or on a slick road, since I need to feather the throttle to ensure grip.The tires are a bit noisy on the highway, and tend to transmit even small bumps...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Just got these to replace my Bridgestone Potenzas. WHat a difference. The ride is quiet, smooth, almost plush in comparison. The traction is great. On my previous set, spinning the wheels was easy. Ths is no longer the case. The improved compliant ride does come at a price. The car does not seem to track as well. I attribute that to a softer sidewall. When...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Phenomenal tires, and that's a good thing because Bridgestone is about the only manufacturer left making street tires in the sizes I need. Unlike most old 911s mine is my daily driver. Hot, cold, raining buckets; this is the car I drive and the RE-11s let me do that. Nice stiff sidewalls mean I don't have to raise pressures to get the responsiveness I want....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Don't get me wrong, I feel totally confident driving in snow and ice conditions with this tire. In a straight line it starts and stops very well with very little slippage. However, cornering grip is less than expected and the Macan tends to drift out during the turn in moderate to heavy snow conditions. I have heard that this is a Macan tendency so I am...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Knowing that I am making a definite trade off in handling for better winter weather traction, I am quite pleased. Going from a lower profile M+S sport touring tire to a Winter/snow tire is very much (in my case) going from the feel of a sport/touring car to that of a small (yet capable) pick-up truck/SUV. Pushing hard, in conditions that my other tires would...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

Great tires in both dry and wet conditions. Much much better than the OEM Bridgestone Potenza. This is my second set of Kumho tires on this car. The first set lasted over 40,000 miles. This one has 25,000 so far but I don't see it going to more than 28,000. That's been disappointing since I expected these to last close to 40,000 miles. I'd recommend these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Car from stock either comes with Bridgestone's or Michelin's. Mine came with Michelin's but the MXV4's. I deceided i wanted better handling. So went from V to M. What a huge difference. The car hugs the road now and sits on it. It also rides so quit and smooth. But the handling is like night and day from the other Michelins. Don't know whay they don't put...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

These tires are designed with practicality in mind. It's quiet, smooth, and lasts a long time. Just don't count it for high performance driving. It still does well in emergency maneuvers for avoiding those drivers not paying attention. I personally prefer to have a bit more grip for higher speed cornering. It could be the car where it just likes to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I used DWS 205/50's on the 16 rims that came with the car but found them to be ineffective in change of season slush or wet snow even brand new or wet roads at less than 4/32nd. I used 185/65-15 General Arctic winter tires and found them satisfactory as a summer tire when they were too worn for effective winter use. In August, I exchanged the 16 alloy rims...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

These tires replaced Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position that replaced the OEM Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 on my Acura TSX. The Michelins had poor dry traction as the tires aged and were just ok in snow. The Bridgestones were excellent in all aspects except the winter season. They were terrible on ice or light/heavy snow, to the point that I needed to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

This is a high quality snow tire that makes winters in a rear wheel drive car more comfortable. I haven't put enough miles on the tires to be a great judge of durability, and I've only driven through one significant snow event and the slushy aftermath that followed for the next few days. Although grip is improved, the traction control still activates when...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I have survived seven PA winters using performance all-season tires but knew it was just a matter of time before my Mustang got stuck and left me out in the cold. I did my research and opted for a set of WS80 Blizzaks for my factory rims and purchased a set of new wheels / tires for the rest of the year.My previous set of tires were Michelin Pilot Sport A/S...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

These tires are great in deep snow, my car won't even move in deep snow, great traction. Although ive to say that I disagree with others reviews about traction on ice. My car slided a little on ice not the best traction on ice but honesty, on ice...not tires are good.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

This was my first winter tire purchase and I have zero regrets about buying it. I think one of the most important benefits of this tire was the confidence of its performance driving in snow or rainy conditions. It's handling in adverse weather is incredible compared to my previous all-season tires.The tire is a bit noisy as can be expected by the tread...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Dynapro HP2

I recently purchased a full set of Hankook Dynapro HP2 tires to replace the OEM Bridgestone Dueler's on our 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum in 20 P235/55R20. The OEM tires lasted about 30,000 miles with regular rotation ever 7,500 miles. I was a little skeptical about the Dynapro HP2 but have to say, after driving them in the dry, rain and in some light New...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Outstanding! I had Bridgestone's and Kumho's installed on this 15 year old car before. But after reading the reviews on this tires, I decided to trust the public. Man was it on the money!Before buying these Pirellis I just had the rear struts replaced. I didn't wanna write a review until I tried it in the snow around Chicago. I'm absolutely satisfied, happy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

AWESOME! No kidding it drives like a 4 wheel drive Prius! Went on roads I would not have dreamed of and could not have gone on otherwise. The tires give great confidence in the control and braking of the car on snow. I was able to follow the 4wheel drives around the city on off beaten paths in two inches of snow today. I have not been able to do that in this...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

We have 2 Park Avenues WS70 Blizzaks on the 2000. Read my other 2002 Park Avenue WS80 review.Bought both sets from tire rack.WS70's are on my 2000. I drive more of the county roads at night going to work. Snow Ice etc. 6 s also some of the icier snow packed roads etc and drifts were no problem in SE Wisconsin.the ws70's were cheaper and in stock.....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

2002 Park Avenue with WS80 Blizzak...also see my 2000 Park ave ws70 Blizzak review.My wife needs ice tires this runs more highway freeway and metro streets stop n go lights etc, but also needs to get through deep snow at times. We got rid of X ice 2's (they were used with Buick rims from an old dealer)... a good ice tire but Blizzak has the winter edge. the...  Read More