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

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole PositionReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.8

2011 Cadillac CTS-V
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Tucson, AZ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
January 08, 2013

These replaced the original Michelin Pilots
In general they appear to be superior in most respects with traction under acceleration being slightly lower
I definitely prefer them to the Pilots
And hopefully will get better wear per the reported survey findings here

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity PlusReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.75

2001 Cadillac Deville DTS
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Pennsauken, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 28, 2013

Let me preface by stating that the tires being replaced were a brand called "Mastercraft" of which I'd never heard. These are much quieter and smoother. This became immediately evident on the instant MPG display mode, when I take my foot off the gas the number quickly moves up much more so than with the former tire. I assume this is a result of the low rolling resistance or LRR advertised. IE: Driving at 65 on the highway when I lift off the gas the instant MPG display will move from say 23 to 60 or more depending on the grade. Even coasting to a red light locally the reading will move from say 15 to 30 even at 5mph. Until you stop then of course it goes to 0.
I'm quite pleased with this tire and do recommend it for a big luxury car. Maybe if I can keep my right foot of the big Norstar V8, these tires should last me a while.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.09

2008 Cadillac STS V8 RWD
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: North Canton, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
January 24, 2013

I have these on a Rear Wheel Drive V8 Caddy and I could not be happier. I live in NE Ohio, so snow is not an uncommon occurrence, and dedicated snow tires make all the difference in the world.

Keep in mind, these are snow tires, so don’t put them on too early or leave them on too long. Know that even ½ throttle will over power them if you have a real motor and corners should be taken with a little more care than with the summer shoes.

Noise is no issue, it is winter – your windows should be up anyway – and if noise is a problem, it’s not the fault of the tire - you just need a Cadillac. I
I would definitely buy these again, and this is a much better solution than buying an AWD car with their lower MPG and heavier handling.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8
 
 

2009 Cadillac STS V6 AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 44,000
Location: Morgantown, WV
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 44,000 Miles on Tires
January 21, 2013

A very good tire that gave me 44,000 troublfree miles. Probably could have gone another 10,000 to 15,000 miles but winter was coming on and i drive 3,000 miles a month, so I went ahead and switched to Goodyear's new F1 assymetric. I wanted something a little bit sporteier with better cornering. I am very very happy with theGoodyears, but the Bridgestone were quite good as well--a bit more sedate in the twisties. Very quiet at first, and a bit noisier after 25,000 or so and getting a bit noisier still by the time I switched. Not too bad really. Very nice manners, steering response was excellent. In two winters never really drove in anything but light snow and occassional ice. Very good response, but the Goodyears really excel. Al in all a high quality tire with a smooth and easy ride.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Defender Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.78
 
 

2009 Toyota XLE
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Salem, OR
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
February 26, 2013

I switched from Michelin (can't remember the model name)because of the road noise. The Defenders are quiet and have amazing traction in Oregon rain. No hydroplaning and I get 36 MPG on the freeway. They are on our 2009 Toyota Camry XLE with the 4-cylinder engine. I'm now buying these for our Cadillac! I have never been more pleased with a tire purchase.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin X-Ice Xi3 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.45
 
 

2002 Cadillac Seville SLS
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Lansing, MI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
January 29, 2013

Put these on my front wheel drive SLS and these tires are EXCELLENT. Not intended to be used when the weather is above 60F, but these bad boys cannot be beat for traction and handling in the snow. Just love these tires!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin X-Ice Xi3Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.36

2006 Cadillac DTS
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Burlington, MA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
February 12, 2013

Excellent tires. Wonderful traction, especially on black ice. These Michelins are so good, you need to watch your rear view mirror because other vehicles likely will not be able to brake as well as you can.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle GT (V-Speed Rated)

Monday, February 25, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle GT (V-Speed Rated)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8

2005 Cadillac CTS
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Miles driven on tires: 5,800
Location: Taylorville, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,800 Miles on Tires
February 20, 2013

Replaced Goodyear triple-tred with Eagle GT and find that this tire exceeds my expectations in all weather. Not a true snow tire so the one time we had heavy snow it was just fair - but got us through w/o trouble. Great tire at very reasonable price..

Ultra High Performance All-Season: Balance of Handling and Treadlife

Monday, February 25, 2013 by Marshall Wisler

Are you a driver who's looking for a high speed rated tire with responsive handling? Would you like these characteristics without also having to purchase a set of dedicated winter tires? Then an Ultra High Performance All-Season tire might be the right option for you.

This class of tires allows for predictable handling at the limit, good amounts of dry traction and several options make excellent all-season performers. Even consumers in warmer climates that don't need an all-season by necessity have found comfort in the longer treadwear that this performance category provides. While mileage expectations will vary, UHP all-season tires typically last about twice as long as dedicated summer tires.

Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position
Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Continental ExtremeContact DWS


If this sounds like a category of interest, take a look at the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position and Continental ExtremeContact DWS. The Potenza RE970AS Pole Position is Bridgestone's flagship tire in the category and combines high speed capability with all-season traction for sophisticated sports cars, sport coupes and high performance sedans. A series of circumferential and lateral grooves help pump water and slush through the tire's footprint to enhance hydroplaning resistance, wet road and light snow traction.

Continental's ExtremeContact DWS satisfies year-round driving needs by blending dry and wet road performance with light snow and slush traction. The tire receives high marks in several areas, but really stands out in the light snow and deep snow traction ratings. Compared to the other options in the category, it has really separated itself in winter performance; this is a big reason why the tire is ranked number one in our Tire Survey Results.

As the top two tires rated in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category, each receives their fair share of praise:

"These are the best tires I have ever used! It doesn't get any better for an all-season performer. I've never written a review on any product, but I felt that strongly about these tires." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2004 Jaguar X Type 3.0 V6 Sport (Continental ExtremeContact DWS)

"This tire is so much better than the Original Equipment. They have dramatically improved traction in all conditions with the biggest improvement being in the wet and light snow. I love the improved cornering and braking. If you're like me and consider your tires to be a key safety component on your car, you will appreciate these tires." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2008 Cadillac STS V8 (Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position)

Special Sale on Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season in 255/40R19

Friday, February 22, 2013 by Zig Ziegler

The Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season is a premier Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire. It has continually been ranked in customer surveys and internal tests as a perennial favorite. This eco-friendly option features a quiet and smooth ride, as well as some of the highest marks in wet traction according to "Testing the Newest/Popular Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires".

Scorpion Verde All Season tires mold a silica tread compound into an asymmetric tread design that features an optimized rubber-to-void ratio and uniform contact patch to blend dry road traction and performance with uniform wear. Four wide circumferential grooves displace water to resist hydroplaning and improve wet traction while longitudinal siping for lateral stability on loose surfaces and high-density lateral siping enhance wet and wintertime traction.

 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season
Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season
 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season
Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season


The Scorpion Verde All Season is labeled as a Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire because most of the sizes offered cater to mid-size SUVs. However, with many SUVs today being based off of successful car platforms, the tire can go on a wide range of vehicles. I have had many customers use the 255/40R19 on high-end luxury sedans with great success. This would include luxury sedans/wagons like:

  • Audi Allroad
  • Audi A6
  • Audi A8
  • Buick Lacrosse
  • Cadillac CTS Sedan/Wagon
  • Volvo XC70 (Cross Country)

Shop by vehicle to see if the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season is offered for your SUV or luxury sedan and take advantage of the current sales price of $135 per tire in the 255/40R19 size.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Scorpion Ice & SnowReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.88

2008 Mazda CX-7
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Chicago, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
August 21, 2010

Wow, after I have replaced my old Goodyear Eagle RS-A (pretty good OEM tires), i was so surprised by my new Scorpions with its comfort level at first, with very soft and nice ride, and almost no noise in the car. I have Mazda CX-7 and it is a very noisy car itself, Japan cars don't have such good noise isolation as American (let's say Cadillacs or even Chryslers) or German (BMWs or Mercedes's). So comfort level was first and biggest surprise of Pirelli Scorpio Ice&Snow. Then Wet Traction is just superior. I usually drive 85-90 miles per hour in US, i would say always, does not really matter dry, rain or snow (sorry guys, i have no speeding tickets for 16 years, I know how to talk nice to troopers and police, so i am lucky on this side). I am from Europe, so in Germany for example I am driving up to 160-170 MPH (if car allows, usually if BMWs-170MPH, Volvos-160MPH, Opels-156MPH). So with these new Scorpios I would drive up to the its limit with no concerns, even on the wet road. Nice nice tires, probably once of the best I have ever used o my cars. I belive that I have found the best tire for the Mazda CX-7. Will see how it will wear out with time, but as of today I am very happy with these Scorpions.

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.36
 
 

2001 Cadillac Deville
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Payson, UT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
February 09, 2013

I love these tires. They are quiet and very smooth. I drove them through rain and snow and have been amazed how well they grip and handle. I had a Jaguar that had pirelli's on it and when I saw how affordable these were I grabbed a set. I love to see people react when I tell them I had pirellis installed. These tires are worth it.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super SportReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.12

2005 Cadillac CTS-V
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Logan, WV
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 05, 2013

Given it's lineage, I expected great dry traction and got it. Also, as expected, the Super Sport is quite good on a wet road as long as it isn't too cool. What blows me away is the smooth, quiet ride. My CTS-V rides like a Cadillac with these tires, but handles like a demon. I've been into performance cars a long time and have had nearly all the hot rubber on them at one time or another. The Super Sport performs as well as any street tire I've ever had, but it's also SO smooth and quiet. You would think you're on a touring tire until you hit the twisties, which I drive a lot, living in a mountainous area. I regularly see over 1 g on my meter. When they do break away, it's gradual and not scary.
I did a track experience recently with a Ferrari F458 and noticed they're using the same tire. The driving coach said they get at least twice the mileage vs. other similar performing tires. As far as the F458 on Super Sports, I wrung it's neck and posted fastest time of the day with seemingly unlimited grip.
After 5K, I see no visible wear and expect these will last a while, even though I push the car in the twisties which are so common in the rural, mountainous area where I drive.
I've driven nearly all of the hot tires and have really liked some of them. I love this tire. By far the best performance tire I've ever driven. I couldn't be happier.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Primacy MXV4Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.18

2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Direct Injection AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 95,225
Location: Nottingham, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 95,225 Miles on Tires
December 31, 2012

I put these tires on my car at 51k and now have 146,225. I still have enough tread left to pass inspection but the wear has degraded performance and handling. Maybe these were a fluke becuase I have never had a set of tire last this long and will definitely buy these tires again. I live in the northeast and have driven these tires in every weather condition and must say I have never felt more confident in my cars ability, safety and performance. I used to run Goodyear RSA's (very expensive) They were a very good tire but could only get 35k at the most out of them and they were noisy.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ContiProContactReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.82

2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Direct Injection RWD
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Miles driven on tires: 663
Location: West Unity, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 663 Miles on Tires
January 22, 2013

My fourth set of Continentals and insist on them when buying replacement tires. The OE tire that was on this car wore well although ruff ride and slick when worn and age hardened to the replacement point. Replaced at Tirerack SB in a snow storm and didn't think I could even pull into the service area, the OE tire had no grip at all. Going home was the reverse, grip, ride, and sure footeness was back and the car handled and rode great. Tirerack service was equally as great as always. Sorry, can't rate them for sand, mud, and rock, why would I drive there?

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.88
 
 

2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Direct Injection RWD
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Houston, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
December 29, 2012

After reading some good reviews on this tire, and knowing that I had zero need for snow/ice considerations, I went with a set of these to replace the stock Michelin MXM4's that were spent after less than a year an a half (less than 30,000 miles).
Performance wise, these are superior to the Michelins in every way - Road noise was similarly tolerable, gas mileage was the same, they were substantially cheaper and held the road much better.
However, they have not aged gracefully. Less than two year after I bought them (about 30,000 miles on them now) tread is down below 4/32nds and I'm already having to look at a third set of tires with little more than 60,000 miles on my car. For a tire that claims a 400 tread life rating, I expected a lot better life out of these tires. This has been with regular rotations and no burnouts.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWSReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.18

2007 Cadillac STS V8 AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Upstate, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
January 03, 2013

Probably the best all-season tire I've owned in over 40 years. I have been a strictly Michelin user during all of this time. In comparison, I have always been disappointed with other brands I have tried. Not this time! This is the first winter in decades that I have not put on snow tires for winter. I've driven in two good-size snow storms with these. The ExtremeContact DWS seem to be a perfect complement for the AWD of the Cadillac STS.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Parada Spec-X Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.38
 
 

2007 Cadillac Escalade AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Lawton, OK
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
October 07, 2011

So far so good. Nice looking tire, great ride!!!!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S (W-Speed Rated)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S (W-Speed Rated)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.9

2005 Cadillac CTS
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Miles driven on tires: 60,000
Location: Manitowoc, WI
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 60,000 Miles on Tires
January 11, 2013

I do like this tire has excellent traction during summer months when it's dry steering and handling are exceptional and they are pretty quiet even when it's wet like when it rains it has awesome traction but during winter light snow alright a little bit of Ice there alright but deep snow not good at all mostly because my car is rear wheel drive I would like a tire that rides really comfortable and also has exceptional traction both wet or dry also something that'll be better in the snow

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole PositionReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.73

2008 Cadillac STS V8 RWD
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: Washington Twp., MI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
December 17, 2012

This tire is so much better than the factory Michelin's. If I would have had an idea they were this good I wood had trashed the Michelin's long ago. They have dramatically improved traction in all conditions with the biggest improvement being in the wet and light snow. The Michelin's were so bad I considered them unsafe, my wife noticed the difference the first time it rained. When I'm by myself I am an extremely aggressive driver and I love the improved cornering and braking with the Bridgestone's, actually everything. The only drawback is they need to be rotated regularly or they start to develop a lot of road noise. If your like me and consider your tires to be a key safety component on your car, you will appreciate these tires.