Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Monday, September 17, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.27

2009 Honda CRV EX-L
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
September 12, 2012

The best "ice tires" also make the best tires to handle rain any time of year, especially the rain that comes after a dry period that has allowed oil to accumulate on road surfaces. The Blizzaks are near perfect. You won't wrench 40,000 miles out of them (I expect about 25K on my Cr-V), but that's the price for sticking to the road in all conditions. I run these year around, saving changeover costs that I can apply to a new set when replacement time comes every two years. As for ride quality, yes, the ride is a little soft and the steering response is a little dulled, but I've taken some hard corners at aggressive speeds and the Blizzaks have never let me down or kept me from handling the vehicle properly. Finally, I'd like to encourage all of you that live in the snow belt states, as I do, to give up those horrible studded tires and get smart. The modern ice tires are far superior, and a Blizzak is the best of these.

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