Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2013 Honda Civic Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Daisytown, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
February 13, 2014

These are outstanding tires that I would highly recommend for so owners. Although these are not winter tires they performed flawlessly when traveling in a wicked snow storm,even passing stuck salt trucks on terrible roads. Much quieter than OE Michelin tires. Wet traction, snow, dry are also much improved. Can't comment on wear but they are outstanding tires WAY better than OE set that only lasted for 13000 miles and were down to 2/32 tread depth. I loved the look on peoples faces as they struggled with there 4wd vehicles to get around in snow as I pass them! Must have for northeast winters if all you want to run is all season tires.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.4
 
 

2012 Honda Civic Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 45,000
Location: Ruther Glen, VA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 45,000 Miles on Tires
February 18, 2014

Anybody who says these tires ---- doesn't know how to drive. I've had these tires on my car since new and had nothing but great response, comfort and even traction on light snow and ice. I also tear it up going up and down the highway. These have been by far the best tire for my ride. Highly recommended for all seasons and all types of real drivers.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.12
 
 

2001 Honda Civic LX Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 14
Location: Searsport, ME
Driving Condition: Easy Going
 

Initial Review, 14 Miles on Tires
February 18, 2014

Second set of these tires I've had. The first set was on a 1999 Saturn SL2, and now on my 2001 Honda Civic. Because I bought my civic late in the season, I thought I would try and run on the all-season tires that were on it, until I almost didn't make it up the hill from work to get home.

These tires are awesome in the snow! I could take the Saturn, and now the Civic, through bumper deep snow without any problems.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.38
 
 

2009 Honda Civic Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 35,000
Location: Clinton, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 35,000 Miles on Tires
February 21, 2014

I've used many tires in the last 35 years, usually I go for high performance, but long lasting tires. Out of all the tires I've bought the Potenza RE970AS Pole Position were hands down the very best tires I've bought, dry and wet traction, hydroplaning resistance, steering responsiveness, and cornering stability, exceed every all weather tires and some well known dedicated summer tires. Period. I never drove them in the snow, but in cold weather (15-40 degrees)they became a little slippery when being pushed hard, but always very predictable. In the dry or wet, cold or hot, you always knew what these tires were doing. Fairly comfortable for the type of tires they are (UHP, and reasonably quite, the only annoying sound came from the slap of expansion joints. I will definitely buy again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.91
 
 

2002 Honda Civic LX Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 5,400
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 5,400 Miles on Tires
February 09, 2014

First impression: Snow is a joke with these tires

GREAT in snow, like epically good. I can do highway speeds on a snow covered road and feel perfectly stable. The largest increase in snow performance was the braking. These stop you so well in the snow. They are surprisingly quiet when cruising. However if brake, accelerate, or take a corner they make a fair bit of noise. There is a good quarter to half second lag between the steering input and the tire response. That is to be expected with this type of tire though. If your expecting alot of snow, these are a good bet.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Precision Touring

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Precision Touring Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.36
 
 

2006 Honda Civic EX Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: North Canton, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 28, 2014

Buy this tire.

I bought these tires near the end of summer after my General Altimax HP tires gave me a nice long service life. I decided to go with this Firestone model because of the low cost and good reviews. My initial impression of the tire is that they are very quiet and offer good wet and dry performance. The fuel economy is about 1mpg better than the Altimax, which is negligible.

I always hesitate to write a review of a tire because for me, the winter performance is why I buy an all-season tire. I live in the Canton, Ohio area, so we get a decent amount of snow during the winter months. We recently had a good snowstorm that gave us icy conditions one day, light snow the next, and heavy snow the day after that. Please keep in mind that all of my driving was around town and not out on the freeway.

In the icy conditions, the tire performed like I expect any tire to perform: terrible. That is perfectly fine with me because I don't like being "that guy" that feels invincible because he has snow tires and/or AWD. I drive slow and try to get there in one piece. This tire got that job done for me.

In light snow, the tire did a great job. From a stop, there was the expected wheel spin that a non-snow tire provides, but it was less than what I anticipated. I never felt like I was going to slide through an intersection when the time came to stop, either. Granted, I drive slower in the snow and start braking at least 500' from a red light. The tires did not let me down in those panic situations where the light suddenly turns yellow, and I have to make a snap decision to try to brake or to potentially run the red.

In deep snow the tire did a great job as well. The performance was surprisingly similar to the light snow performance.

In all situations, I think that I would have trusted this tire on the freeway to get me to my destination, provided I would slow down for the conditions.

I would buy this tire again.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General AltiMAX RT43 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.7
 
 

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Dubuque, IA
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
January 05, 2014

I have been very impressed with these tires. I was looking for a tire that would perform well in snow, but would also be quite and comfortable. I have driven on these tires for about two months now and I have found the noise levels are not incredibly low as I had hoped. My Civic had the OE Goodyear Eagle RS-A's before I bought there General's and I noticed a change in noise levels, but it wasn't nearly as much a reduction as I was expecting since at highway speeds the tire noise is still significant (party a civic issue.) On the other hand the tires are much more comfortable ant there Goodyears. The most noticeable area is the minor bumps and cracks in the road. These General's take the edge right out of them.

On the snow these tires have performed better than I expected. There is still slippage and wheel spin, but significantly less than I have had with any other tire on any car I have driven. I also find slides and wheel spin is easily controlled. I find these tires have made it significantly easier to travel in the snow and it is much safer. I would recommend these tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8
 
 

2006 Honda Civic LX Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 250
Location: Baie Verte, NB
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 250 Miles on Tires
December 20, 2013

Just bought these tires. The day after I put them on, we had about 14 or 15 inches of snow come down very quickly. I drove down an un-plowed highway and i didn't even need to slow down. In fact, the only problem I ran into was that sometimes the car didnt have enough power to maintain speed at some of the really bad spots. I drove into 3 very long driveways where the snow was at least 4 inches above my bumper, and the car just pushed on through. I was even able to back up, spin the car around, and drive off with no problem whatsoever. They give off a little bit of noise, but nothing to complain about by any means. Braking response is fantastic, and so is cornering in the snow. The only thing i really notice with these tires that you could say would be a negative would be that on perfectly dry pavement, they feel what could best be described as sloppy, as if the car was full of water sloshing back and forth. Other than that, i can't see anything i could complain about. Now, they are brand new, so we'll see how they are after a few thousand kilometers, but I think I will be pleased until the day I have to take them off.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2009 Honda Civic Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Oconomowoc, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
December 30, 2013

first purchase of winter tires highly satisfied would recommend to anyone honda civic now handles great in winter driving conditions

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.09
 
 

2001 Honda Civic LX Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 45,000
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 45,000 Miles on Tires
January 06, 2014

After only 45K on a 80K tire Im down to 3/32 tread already. This car is my baby and I dont abuse it. With a little snow dusting I cant get up my driveway. The dealer sole me these as best thing ever, will maintain traction until completely worn etc. I paid huge $$ for these things and they are crap. I am filing tread wear claim with Goodyear, so far response not overwhelming. Have to play hot potatoe with them and dealer, she couldnt get through to dealer so I have to make contact again! They should take it from here. This will no doubt be my last Goodyear product ever. Goodyear, because they are good for ONE YEAR!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax HP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.4
 
 

2006 Honda Civic EX Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 60,000
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 60,000 Miles on Tires
December 09, 2013

In general I thought these were good tires. I kept them for about 60,000 miles before finally replacing them. The first couple of years they were quite comfortable with respect to noise but in towards the end of their life became unbearably loud. They performed pretty well on dry pavement (for a Honda Civic at least) and on wet roads as well. I always felt that they were disappointing on snow and ice though.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8
 
 

2008 Ford Focus S Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Independence, MO
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 15, 2014

This is my third set of Blizzaks.. any two wheel drive car should run them in the winter. I have had them on a Honda Civic, Ford Crown Vic and the current Focus. absolutely use all 4 for balance and run only as a winter tire..

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.2
 
 

2011 Honda Civic Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Plantsville, CT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 23, 2014

My daughter's car. She had Dunlop DS-3 but after 2 winters complained of ABS and traction control always coming on. Told her it was easier and cheaper to switch tires than switch cars, so went with the LM32. She calls them magical. Outstanding traction under all weather conditions. She now drives with confidence. Now Dad can sleep at night.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General AltiMAX RT43 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2007 Honda Civic EX Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 60,000
Location: Dublin, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 60,000 Miles on Tires
January 25, 2014

I drive about 100k miles a year. These tires have 60k miles on them now. I drive and GPS for maps. This car has driven all over this region of the US. The General Altimax RT43 is EXCELLENT in every weather situation I have been in.

The tires look to have about 5/32 tread depth left all around. I rotate them every 10k. They are very comfortable, handle great, don't hydroplane, are great in the snow and ice. They are actually like snow tires, they don't lose traction in the snow, even with the miles I have on them. Absolutely the best "budget" tire I have ever had. I will take these over the Goodyear and Michelin tires I have had any day. I really recommend these tires to anyone in any climate.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.3
 
 

2003 Honda Civic LX Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 13, 2014

Excellent tire in the cold, wet, and light snow. This time is probably the best "all season" tire I've used because it's legitimately good in poor conditions. Slightly more noise than average. The dry response and grip of the car is significantly less than my previous (inexpensive) all seasons.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.55
 
 

2006 Honda Civic EX Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 8,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 8,000 Miles on Tires
January 22, 2014

If you live in any of the snow states, these tires are a must. It transformed my little open diff fwd economy car into a snow hungry monster. For light snow, I can drive pretty much like it's dry. In heavy snow, I can still plow through with great stability especially when changing lanes on the high way.

Recently my area had about 18" of snow, and my car was able to plow it's way from my driveway onto the street without any problem. My neighbors thought my Honda had awd..

No your AWD with all season tire will not out perform a 2WD vehicle with proper snow tires. You may able to get off the line a little faster, but you'll just end up in a ditch faster. Blizzak offer you better traction ALL around. Acceleration, braking, and cornering.

I'm on my third season and I still have over 9/32" of thread left. It's going to be a while before I have to replace it.

There are down sides, such as dry response and grip. You feel instantly the soft sidewall of these tires compare to AS or summer tire. I got white knuckled once taking a corner aggressively like I would on my AS tire. I only gave this tire a 5/7/6 in the dry category.

However, just looking at the snow performance alone, I give this tire 10/10!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP20 FE

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop SP20 FE Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.09
 
 

2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
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Miles driven on tires: 35,000
Location: Bethesda, MD
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 35,000 Miles on Tires
January 24, 2014

we had these for 35K on our 2003 civic hybrid. at about 8 years they still had tread but a couple of the tires went out of round as we did not drive the car frequently now and then. Decided to put new ones on the car after a lot of reading of reviews. They are great on the civic hybrid. great traction even when taking hard corners fast and on/off ramps (hybrid has lots of torque on the lower end and its got a pretty good suspension for handling) and there is no slippage, squealing or handling issues. Never had an issue with the tires on rain or light snow/ice on the old or new set of tires. I cant think how people must be driving to get them to have traction issues, maybe a heavier/larger car, but ive never come close to it breaking away at all.

they are a harder sidewall so not as coushie of ride as other radials, but not bad at all. road noise is minimal, its a pretty light and thin walled car, not a luxury ride. so far milage has stayed at around 45 winter and closer to 50 in the summer (can get better, just most driving is short and worse for decent mpg) on the new set, so no initial hit on the new tires i can see.

happy camper.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax ArcticReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.8

2007 Honda Civic LX Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Rochester, MN
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
February 02, 2011

I drive an 07 Civic in SE MN. The ride on snow, ice, and slush was terrible with factory tires. My back end would fish tail going 70 on a straight I90 if the wind caught it right with moderately plowed freeway. It didn't matter the amount nor type of snow/slush/ice, this car was not meant for winter driving. I'd ended up driving 40-55 around large bends due to lack of trust. Passing was out of the question if the median had any amount of snow. I'd lose traction. Driving on packed snow was very stressful, even straight. I am a competent driver in all conditions and have even spent four years on the autobahn. This Civic was the second worst car I'd ever driven in winter, only after the old crap rear wheel drive Buick with bald tires I had in high school. The front wheels of the Civic never lost traction, but the back wheels, forget it.



My mechanic's wife had the same car as me, but next model up. He told me about snow tires and the Generals. I read through the reviews here. I was interested in the Michelins, but went with Generals on my mechanic's positive feedback from many of his other clients.



Wow, what a huge difference! We finally got a bunch of snow the last week or two and I've been able to drive it on many different roads. I no longer fish tail whatsoever going 75-80 (to test) on packed snow! I can dart in and out of the median snow and slush with complete confidence. At the same high speeds, I have total traction around all the bends. There is no slipping when accelerating to pass.



Tires will spin from a stop on icy roads, but no fish tailing and it catches traction soon enough and off I go. Turns in town, no problem.



I actually seek driving on the snow with these tires!



Sound is about the same as factory tires, if not a little less. Tires do feel soft cornering, but never feels out of control. You can feel it side to side a tad on dry roads, but never felt loss of control.



Only 500 miles so far. First snow tires ever.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR T4

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR T4 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.44
 
 

2008 Honda Civic Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 86,000
Location: Lanexa, VA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 86,000 Miles on Tires
December 03, 2013

I bought these for my commute car, 2008 Civic Hybrid. Religiously rotated them every 4500 miles and they still have decent tread at 86,000 miles! Best lasting tire I have ever had. The Bridgestone Tires my car came with lasted 36K before they were cupped and tread started showing! I keep 40psi in the sumitomos and my mileage stayed between 45-48mpg.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax HP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.75
 
 

2002 Honda Civic EX Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Harrison, TN
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
December 12, 2013

Great tire for the price and love the traction.