Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

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Vehicle: 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander
4.5
Miles Driven on Tires: 1,200
Location: Barrie, ON
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1
Follow-Up Review: 4,500 miles on tires
March 13, 2013
After a full winter on these tires, I am amazed at their abilities in snow and sloppy conditions. Handling was consistent and predictable. Wear has been excellent. Road noise on bare pavement has been non-existent and braking also consistent and predictable. I am amazed at how much better these handle than the older Blizzak models I have tried. Flat cornering and no tire squeal. Would definitely buy these again. They look great on the alloy wheels they came paired with too.
Initial Review: 1,200 miles on tires
November 30, 2012

Wow! My experience with this tire has so far been amazing through several early winter snow storms. Snow traction is fantastic and slushy/wet is good too. I have had WS60's on a previous vehicle and although an excellent snow tire, I found them noisy in the dry, and squirmy in the corners. Not these. Very little road noise and cornering and handling are excellent. The DM-V1's seem to have a stiffer sidewall but ride comfort is still good. I also have to praise TireRack.com for their amazing service. These tires arrived at my door in Southern Ontario in only 4 days and even with shipping and duty, were priced competitively and perhaps even a little better than local shops. I like to shop local, but a supply issue in Canada meant I just could not find a set of DM-V1's anywhere. Was told I could put my name on a waiting list and maybe I would get a set in 3 weeks to 3 months! So thanks TireRack for saving my winter driving season this year.

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