Bridgestone Blizzak WS60
Follow-Up Review: 20,000 miles on tires
Just mounted my Blizzaks for what will probably be their last season of use. In 4 seasons, these tires remain nearly unstoppable. I have never missed an appointment/job in the winter, and the only two times I've gotten stuck were from my childish exuberance when we get freezing rain or a huge snowstorm. When my driving is serious, this tire ALWAYS delivers.<br><br>The Blizzaks are definitely more squishy in corners and have a sound that I welcome as the start of winter, but grow to dread as Spring draws near. I have no appreciable drop in gas mileage with these tires.<br><br>When snow hits our area, my RWD sedan is the car my family depends on to get around, and it's absolutely on account of the Blizzaks.
Initial Review: 5,000 miles on tires
Because of my travels up and down the eastern seaboard, I needed to make sure I could get my trusty 5 series through anything. These tires definitely delivered! I never missed an appointment, even on the worst snow days, and it was great out-accelerating and out-handling SUVs and Subarus.
My only negative comments are the relatively quick treadwear, the drone at highway speeds, and a little hit to my gas mileage. Additionally, the car feels a bit squishy in hard cornering, but the tread blocks are very tall, so this is expected. However, when the snow's falling, I know I can motor on in confidence and make any excuse to get out there and use them, much to my wife's chagrin.