Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid

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Vehicle: 2011 Toyota Camry
2.0
Miles Driven on Tires: 40,000
Location: BLAKESLEE, PA
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Average
Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid
Follow-Up Review: 65,000 miles on tires
February 20, 2014
I may have judged this tire too harshly the first time around. Shortly after my initial review and a routine tire rotation, the poor tire performance I was experience seemed much more improved. The shimmying and howling stopped! It makes me wonder if the tires were not installed/rotated properly during the first 40,000 miles because the performance and wear was absolutely poor for new tires. The tires were choppy at the last time I reviewed it. At this point, the tires are worn to the point of danger (low threads). At this point, because I drive so much, I am just going to spend the extra money and get the Turanza Serenitys. As for these tires, I most likely won't purchase them again.
Initial Review: 40,000 miles on tires
September 20, 2013

Okay, I am not into the rogue specifics of tires as I am not a mechanic nor car expert, just a commuting, high-mileage, everyday driver. I purchased these as a part of a closeout deal and the Turanzas I wanted were not in stock. Before purchasing, I read reviews online and found more good comments than bad - I simply should've listened. I drive an everage of 45k miles annually; therefore, I get considerable use out of my tires. These tires are extremely and uncomfortably loud (I did not recognize what a loud tire was until I had these). I am not impressed with their performance on wet roads and definitely not in the snow. I've had them for about 8 months and they are already cupping and showing signs of uneven wear. My car shimmies when braking from high speed. I was told I needed new struts (although they are not leaking), but I believe it is these horrible tires contributing to their own wear. They have been rotated at least 3 times since purchase. I see now why they were discontinued..Pure garbage! Now I have to purchase new tires and these will barely be a year old.

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