Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

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Vehicle: 2003 Mazda MAZDA6 s Sedan
Miles Driven on Tires: 35,000
Location: Highland , MD
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position
Initial Review: 35,000 miles on tires
June 12, 2012

These might be the best tires I have ever had. Compared to the Mich originals, much more stable and stuck to the road. I did go down to 55 profile ratio from 60, so tires are a smidge smaller. This kay effect speedo readings and mileage a little, but not really noticeable. Excellent (really, superb) wet traction. But these are not 60K mi tires. They are rated at around 40K I think I got around 35K. I did have some alignment issues that may have caused slightly higher wear. My car has the V6, and I do enjoy a little extra zoom-zoom now and then. So I have now bought another set, and all is good again. Alignment has been set, and the car tracks better than ever. These are great tires; compared to the OEM, the car felt like it was on rails.

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