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|Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid||Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.6|
2008 Mazda MAZDA3 5-Door
|Miles driven on tires:||5,000|
Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
To say I am disapointed in these tires is an understatement. I too replaced my Goodyear RSAs with this tire. I had the G009 on my Protege and loved them. These were supposed to be an improvement over those. That reality is completely contrary. The tires are loud and make the car feel like it has cement shoes. Steering is clumsy and heavy. The worst part is that we can't get the tires balanced properly. I am bringing it back for the 5th time to have the balancing checked. The car shakes over 45 MPH to the point that I can see my passenger seat shaking. This translates staight up into the wheel. Driving at highway speeds is deplorable. The tires are a vast improvement for winter over the Goodyear tires, but the ride comport pales in comparison. The Goodyears had a better ride and were quieter.